Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

COVID-19 Vaccine: Serum Institute of India to produce additional 100 million doses for India

Published: September 29, 2020

The Serum Institute of India recently announced that it will produce additional 100 million COVID-19 vaccines for low- and middle- income countries by 2021. Highlights Earlier, the institute had committed to deliver 100 million vaccines. Now a total of 200 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines are to be delivered to India by 2021. The Institute ..

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NITI Aayog launches campaign “Navigating the New Normal”

Published: June 27, 2020

On June 27, 2020, NITI Aayog launched a new campaign “Navigating the New Normal” and a website. The campaign aims to help people follow norms to contain COVID-19. About the Campaign The Campaign has two parts. The first part of the campaign includes a web portal that contains the following related to COVID-19 Behavioural science ..

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Behaviour Change Campaign launched by NITI Aayog

Published: June 26, 2020

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 ..

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India joins virtual Global Vaccine Summit

Published: June 4, 2020

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 ..

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MoU for Strengthening Rural Poor Institutions signed with Gates Foundation

Published: January 24, 2020

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed by the Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India with Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation on Wednesday, 24th January 2020. The MoU inked is under the Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana – National Rural Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NRLM). The MoU aims to strengthen the rural poor institutions at the grass-root ..

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