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PADMA BHUSAN TO BILL GATES AND MELINDA GATES FOUNDATION- INDIA &US-

New Delhi: Microsoft founder Bill Gates and his wife Melinda Gates, who are also big philanthropists, were Sunday chosen for Padma Bhushan award this year under the social work category.

Billionaires Bill and Melinda Gates in 2000 set up Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, which works in areas such as poverty, health and education. In developing countries, the Foundation focuses on improving people?s health and giving them the chance to lift themselves out of hunger and extreme poverty.

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India conferred one of its highest civilian awards on billionaire philanthropist and Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates and his wife Melinda for their work to improve health in developing countries. The announcement was made by the Indian government on Monday after Prime Minister Narendra Modi hosted US President Barack Obama for a Republic Day parade, a day after they held talks to deepen ties between the world’s two largest democracies.

ndia conferred one of its highest civilian awards on billionaire philanthropist and Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates and his wife Melinda for their work to improve health in developing countries. The announcement was made by the Indian government on Monday after Prime Minister Narendra Modi hosted US President Barack Obama for a Republic Day parade, a day after they held talks to deepen ties between the world’s two largest democracies.

Every year the Padma Bhushan award is presented to Indians and some foreigners for service in various areas. US citizen Bill Gates, whose Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has poured billions of dollars into medical research in developing countries, has partnered with the Indian government, aid groups and the private sector to curtail the spread of HIV in the country.

The world’s wealthiest foundation has also expanded into tackling maternal and child health and nutrition in India.

Bill Gates has said that a vaccine for AIDSand a new intense drug treatment for the virus can be a reality by 2030.

The American business magnate said at Davos World Economic Forum that they are pretty optimistic that in this 15-year period they will get those two new tools, the Daily Express reported.

Gates, who has donated millions of dollars to medical research through his charity the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, said that the two miracles were within reach.

 

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dedicated by: KAVINGNAR THANIGAI.

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