Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Current Affairs - 2020

Behaviour Change Campaign launched by NITI Aayog

A behaviour change campaign named ‘Navigating the New Normal’ was launched on 25th June 2020 by NITI Aayog. Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is a partner for the behavior change campaign. Aim of the Campaign As the country is now in an Unlock phase, the aim is to develop an appropriate COVID safe behavior in Read More…

India joins virtual Global Vaccine Summit

India is to join the UK-led virtual Global Vaccine Summit. India will be one among the 50 countries participating at the summit. Highlights The summit is being held to raise at least 7.4 billion USD of funds for GAVI, the Vaccine Alliance.  The UK is currently playing a larger role. The country had set a Read More…

Cabinet approves India’s MoUs with UK, Sweden and BMGF

On January 8, 2020, the Union Cabinet approved Memorandum of Understandings India had signed with United Kingdom, Sweden and Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) India-BMGF The Ministry of Health and BMGF had signed the Mou in November 2019. The BMGF agreed to work with the Ministry to strengthen health sector of the country. It Read More…

Centre launches EChO Network to catalyze cross-disciplinary leadership in India

Government of India launched EChO Network, a national program to provide a template for cross-disciplinary leadership in India. The network specifically focuses on increasing research, knowledge, and awareness of Indian ecology and the environment. It was launched in New Delhi by Prof. K Vijay Raghavan, Principal Scientific Adviser to Centre. Currently, no such network is Read More…

IIT-H fellow launches Vaccination On Wheels in collaboration with Gates Foundation

Jigneh Patel, a fellow at Center for Healthcare Entrepreneurship (CfHE) at Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT) Hyderabad has launched a ‘Vaccination on Wheels Clinic’ in Pune city’s PCMC area, Maharashtra. The one of its kind service has been started in collaboration with Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. He had received a grant for the service Read More…