Tag: Bill Gates

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen no more

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen no more

Washington, Paul Allen, who 43 years ago along with Bill Gates founded Microsoft, the company that revolutionised the software world and personal computers forever, has died, his family announced. He was 65. In a statement, Allen’s relatives said that the businessman died on Monday afternoon in Seattle, where Microsoft has[Read More…]

Bill Gates invests $50m to fight Alzheimer's

Bill Gates invests $50m to fight Alzheimer’s

Washington: Joining the fight against Alzheimer’s, Microsoft founder Bill Gates on Monday announced a $50 million Dementia Discovery Investment Fund from his personal wealth to find a cure for the brain-wasting disease. “Of all the disorders that plague us late in life, one stands out as a particularly big threat to[Read More…]

Centre cancels FCRA licence of NGO

The Indian government has barred an NGO from receiving international funding. Union home ministry has barred the Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI), an NGO registered with the government under the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA), from receiving foreign funding including that from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, for[Read More…]

Nandan Nilekani is one of Bill Gates’ favourite fanatics of 2016

Former chairman of the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) Nandan Nilekani is one of Bill Gates’ five favourite ‘fanatics’ of 2016. Earlier, he had an extremely successful career at Infosys. Nilekani was also the head of the Government of India’s technology committee, TAGUP. Though a member of the Congress[Read More…]

Meet Amancio Ortega, the new ‘richest man’ in the world

Amancio Ortega is now the world’s richest man. The Spanish retail genius who started Zara, passed Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates on Wednesday as shares of Ortega’s business Inditex, parent company to Zara, Massimo Dutti and Pull&Bear, ticked up 2.5% Wednesday, boosting his personal fortune by $1.7 billion. That lifted Ortega’s net worth from[Read More…]

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