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    The development of vaccines, notably in India, has benefited from funding by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. In a new book, ' How to Prevent the Next Pandemic' the foundation's co-chairman Bill Gates reflects on the lessons from the pandemic and how to prevent the next one.

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    Other notable speakers at the event include top industrialists Gautam Adani, chairman of Adani Group; Sunil Bharti Mittal, founder & chairman of Bharti Enterprises; Adar Poonawalla, CEO, Serum Institute of India; Sanjiv Puri, chairman of ITC; besides former Reserve Bank of India governor Raghuram Rajan, Times Network said in a release on Monday.
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    ( Originally published on 2022-05-27 01:33:22 )