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Technology and Transformation: Bill Gates Meets Narendra Modi

The Co-Chairman of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Mr. Bill Gates calls on the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, in New Delhi on November 16, 2016

The Co-Chairman of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Mr. Bill Gates calls on the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, in New Delhi on November 16, 2016

The Co-Chairman of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Bill Gates, called on India’s Prime Minister, Narendra Modi on Wednesday in New Delhi.

Bill Gates, who also is Microsoft founder, came to share his perspectives on Technology and Transformation at the Second NITI Aayog lecture in New Delhi on Wednesday.

The first NITI Lecture under Transforming India series had the Deputy Prime Minister of Singapore sharing his views.

Meanwhile, President Barack Obama named Bill and Melinda Gates the recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

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They had established the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in 2000 to help all people lead healthy, productive lives.

According to a White House statement released Wednesday, 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.

In the United States, the mission is to ensure that all people—especially those with the fewest resources—have access to the opportunities they need to succeed in school and life.

According to a White House statement, the Gates Foundation has provided more than $36 billion in grants since its inception.

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