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Sonia Gandhi ranked world’s sixth most powerful woman


August 22nd, 2012 - 11:51 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 22 (IANS) India's ruling United Progressive Alliance chairperson Sonia Gandhi has been ranked sixth, a notch ahead of US first lady Michelle Obama, in the Forbes magazine ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Bill Gates is investing in futuristic toilets


August 17th, 2012 - 9:06 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Aug 17(THAINDIAN NEWS)The computer inventor Bill Gates is thinking about introducing futuristic toilets. It is said the he has invested a lot of money particularly in the technology of coming ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Indian firm gets Gates Foundation grant for `eToilet’


August 16th, 2012 - 12:20 pm ICT by IANS
Seattle, Aug 16 (IANS) An Indian firm has won a grant of more than $450,000 from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to make public toilets more accessible to ... Read more...

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India’s winning plan to fight AIDS holds hope for Africa (Lead)


July 30th, 2012 - 7:48 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 30 (IANS) A highly successful AIDS prevention programme launched in India by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation holds hope for Africa where over two- thirds of the ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Africa eyes India’s winning plan to fight AIDS


July 30th, 2012 - 11:58 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 30 (IANS) A highly successful AIDS prevention programme launched in India by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has evoked great interest in Africa where over two thirds of ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Pharma bigwigs join hands for new TB drug


June 27th, 2012 - 8:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) Pharmaceutical companies and research institutions in association with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation have stepped up efforts to aid research on a new drug ... Read more...

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Rajat Gupta convicted on four counts by US jury (Lead)


June 15th, 2012 - 11:53 pm ICT by IANS
New York, June 15 (IANS) Former Goldman Sachs' Indian American director Rajat Gupta was convicted Friday of four of six counts on charges of providing insider tips to convicted hedge-fund ... Read more...

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Rajat Gupta’s plea on wiretaps declined


June 12th, 2012 - 11:04 am ICT by IANS
New York, June 12 (IANS) A US judge trying Goldman Sachs Group's former Indian-American director Rajat Gupta for insider trading has tentatively ruled against allowing wiretaps that suggest another Goldman ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

A new ‘Gate-way’ for India’s Africa diplomacy


May 31st, 2012 - 8:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) India has found a new gateway to project its Africa diplomacy as it explores a partnership with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation which is ... Read more...

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Gates praises India for containing polio


May 31st, 2012 - 7:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) Bill Gates met Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad here Thursday and praised India's triumph over polio, even as the software tycoon's foundation is also helping ... Read more...

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Ramesh for low-cost sanitation solutions


May 30th, 2012 - 10:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 30 (IANS) Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh has invited Bill and Milenda Gates Foundation for partnerships in the country in developing low-cost sanitation solutions. Sixty percent of ... Read more...

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Gates to meet Krishna


May 30th, 2012 - 9:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 30 (IANS) Software tycoon Bill Gates will Thursday meet External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna and is expected to offer the support of his foundation for a host ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Bill Gates-Akhilesh to sign MoU on health


May 30th, 2012 - 9:24 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, May 30 (IANS) Microsoft founder Bill Gates met Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav Wednesday and offered the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation's support to help improve health services ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Clinton, Sonia, Nooyi among ‘world’s powerful moms’ (Lead)


May 13th, 2012 - 8:31 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 13 (IANS) India's ruling United Progressive Alliance (UPA) chairperson Sonia Gandhi and Pepsico's India-born CEO Indra Nooyi figure in Forbes' World's 20 Most Powerful Moms list topped ... Read more...

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Hyderabad foundation gets $100,000 grant for polio vaccine


May 10th, 2012 - 2:15 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, May 10 (IANS) Ella Foundation has won a $100,000 Grand Challenges Explorations (GCE) grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to develop a virus against polio after the ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

China reports 900,000 TB cases in 2011


March 21st, 2012 - 12:18 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 21 (IANS) Around 900,000 cases of tuberculosis were discovered and treated in China in 2011, the health ministry said.The cases included 423,000 infectious cases,Xiao Donglou, a health ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

US firm gets $220 mn Gates grant to combat TB


March 15th, 2012 - 11:11 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 15 (IANS) The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has announced a grant of up to US $220 million over five years to Aeras, one of the world's largest ... Read more...

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First vaccine against kala azar ready for trial


February 22nd, 2012 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Feb 22 (IANS) The first ever vaccine to prevent kala azar, or visceral leishmaniasis (VL), the world's second largest parasitic killer after malaria, is entering dual clinical trials in ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Bill Gates contributes $750 million to global AIDS fund


January 26th, 2012 - 7:59 pm ICT by BNO News
DAVOS, SWITZERLAND (BNO NEWS) -- U.S. billionaire and Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates on Thursday announced his foundation will give $750 million to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria after ... Read more...

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Bill Gates lauds India’s polio eradication drive


January 10th, 2012 - 6:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 10 (IANS) Praising India's efforts to curb polio with not a single case reported last year, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates advised countries around the world to learn ... Read more...

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Global health award for Bihar chief minister


January 3rd, 2012 - 4:42 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Jan 3 (IANS) Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has been chosen for the first Gates Vaccine Innovation Award, instituted by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, for the state's ... Read more...

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Global warming could make chocolates expensive


December 27th, 2011 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 27 (IANS) Chocolates could be priced out of your reach - thanks to the impact of global warming as cocoa plantation yield could fall due to rise ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

India can meet budget for its AIDS programmes: Azad


December 1st, 2011 - 6:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 1 (IANS) Even as many international donors will be pulling out of the funding programmes on HIV-AIDS in India due to the global meltdown, the country is ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

India undeterred by global donors’ pullout for AIDS control (Dec 1 is World AIDS Day)


November 30th, 2011 - 6:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 30 (IANS) The battle against the deadly HIV-AIDS will not weaken even as some of the major global funding bodies aim to pull out of India's fourth ... Read more...

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Electronic Nose can sniff tuberculosis


November 6th, 2011 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 6 (IANS) It's a device that can sniff out tuberculosis. A group of researchers from India and the US is developing the hand-held 'Electronic Nose', which has ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

HIV project saved 100,000 in India from infection: Study


October 11th, 2011 - 6:39 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 11 (IANS) An estimated 100,000 people in India may have been lucky in escaping HIV infection due to a project that targeted high-risk groups in six states, according ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Football fans, clubs to rally against polio in India


July 29th, 2011 - 8:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) A partnership among the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Futbol Club (FC) Barcelona, and the Barcelona Foundation will rally football fans to eradicate ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Salmonella-based shots hold promise against fatal diseases


June 30th, 2011 - 6:45 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 30 (IANS) A powerful new class of vaccines, derived from Salmonella, holds great promise in fighting fatal diseases like hepatitis B, cholera, typhoid, AIDS and pneumonia. Qingke Kong ... Read more...

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Diabetes affects about 350 mn adults globally


June 26th, 2011 - 2:26 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 26 (IANS) The number of adults with diabetes reached a staggering 347 million in 2008, more than double the number in 1980, according to a major international study.Diabetes ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Britain to donate $1.32 bn to vaccinate poor kids


June 13th, 2011 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 13 (IANS) Britain would donate 814 million pounds ($1.32 billion) to help vaccinate poor children all over the world against diseases, Prime Minister David Cameron has said.Over ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Universal flu vaccine shows promise


June 8th, 2011 - 1:42 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 8 (IANS) A universal flu vaccine targeting a protein common to all strains of influenza A has safely produced an immune response in humans. If proven effective, the ... Read more...

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Gates Foundation calls for investments for vaccines


May 17th, 2011 - 10:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Tuesday asked government leaders from across the globe to increase their investments in vaccines with better accountability towards children, a ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

GVK BIO to support global consortium


May 16th, 2011 - 7:29 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, May 16 (IANS) GVK Biosciences (GVK BIO), leading research and development organisation, Monday said it has been selected as a preferred provider to a consortium of 14 global product ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

A potent new tool to smoke out mosquitoes


May 10th, 2011 - 4:59 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 10 (IANS) Imagine an insect repellent thousands of times more potent than DEET - the key ingredient in most commercial mosquito repellents - and which also works against ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Study on AIDS prevention pill paused


April 19th, 2011 - 1:24 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, April 18 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Scientists seem to have hit the snag with regards to their attempt to test an AIDS prevention pill. The scientists say it is becoming increasingly difficult ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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