The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF), previously the William H. Gates Foundation, is an American private foundation founded by Bill and Melinda Gates. Based in Seattle, Washington, it was launched in 2000 and is reported to be the largest private foundation in the world, holding $50.7 billion in assets. The primary goals of the foundation are, globally, to enhance healthcare and reduce extreme poverty, and, in the U.S., to expand educational opportunities and access to information technology. The foundation is controlled by its three trustees: Bill and Melinda Gates, and Warren Buffett. Other principal officers include Co-Chair William H. Gates, Sr. and Chief Executive Officer Susan Desmond-Hellmann.
A teenage Indian girl has received the "Changemaker" award here by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation for her fight against child marriage in her village in Rajasthan. Payal Jangid received the.. IndiaTimes - Published
Prime Minister Narendra Modi was on Wednesday conferred the "Global Goalkeeper" award by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation for the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan launched by his government. Accepting the.. IndiaTimes - Published
The Swachh Bharat Mission was launched by the Modi government in 2014 and its components include the construction of household toilets, community and public toilets and solid waste management. DNA - Published
Modi will be honoured for his leadership of the Swachch Bharat Mission, which he had launched on October 2, 2014. So far, 90 million toilets have been built to eliminate open defecation by October 2,.. IndiaTimes - Published
The US based Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation will confer PM Narendra Modi with an award for his clean India initiative which was launched during his first term at the Centre in 2014. Swachh Bharat.. IndiaTimes - Published