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Bill Gates told the main attraction of his visit to India

News ECG: The meeting Bill Gates had on March 3 with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, according to accounts, was the high point of his trip to India. Over the past several days, the Microsoft millionaire has met with several notable Indians, including cricketer Sachin Tendulkar, union ministers Hardeep Singh Puri, Smriti Irani, and Ashwini Vaishnaw, Wipro Chairman Rishad Premji, Mahindra Group Chairman Anand Mahindra, and YouTuber Prajakta Koli.

Yet according to Bill Gates, his encounter with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday was the high point of his seven-day vacation. In a blog post, Gates claimed that PM Modi was kind with his time and that their conversation focused on India’s digitization, healthcare reform, and climate change.

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“India has a remarkable capacity for producing a large number of safe, efficient, and economical vaccinations, some of which are funded by the Gates Foundation.

Bill Gates noted that he and Prime Minister Modi have maintained contact since the pandemic hit and have previously discussed Covid vaccinations. Millions of lives were saved during the pandemic thanks to vaccines produced in India, according to Gates’ letter.

The co-founder of Microsoft commended India’s open-source Co-WIN program, which allowed millions of people to book appointments for vaccinations and obtain digital certificates afterward. He said, “I agree with Prime Minister Modi that Co-WIN is a model for the world.

Bill Gates also discussed how the government’s dedication to developing a digital ID system (Aadhaar) and new platforms for digital banking allowed it to give emergency digital payments to 300 million people, including 200 million women, during the epidemic. He referenced the Gati Shakti program as yet another good example of how cutting-edge technology may enhance how governments run.

“We also talked about India’s year-long G20 presidency. It’s a great chance to show how technologies created in India can benefit the entire world and encourage other nations to adopt them, according to Gates.

They also discussed climate change, healthcare, and education. In the conclusion of his blog post, Gates stated, “My conversation with the Prime Minister left me more excited than ever with India’s accomplishments in health, development, and environment.

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