India Manages to Free Itself of Polio -

The success with polio has also emboldened India to announce that it will now try to eliminate measles as well. At the same time, India faces significant public-health challenges such as malaria, HIV/AIDS and the spread of drug-resistant tuberculosis. In epidemiology, elimination of a disease means wiping it out regionally, while eradication gets rid of it globally.

This is a huge achievement for India and the Gates Foundation and seem like a big win for 1.3+ billion people - a win for the higher order bit issues as @chamath would say