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Google For India 2020
Here are the all announcements made at Google For India 2020
Google, the tech giant had held its sixth annual Google For India event on 13 July, 2020. Since there are multiple lockdowns imposed around the world due to COVID-19 event was held online.
Every year Google used to conduct the event on their own, but this time Google made a lot of announcements and also had coperation of the Government of India.
This time most of the announcements were about Digitization, e-classes and online payments.
The speakers at Google For India were Sundar Pichai, Sanjay Gupta, Caeser Sengupta and Sapna Chadha.
At the 6th edition of #GoogleForIndia, our product & business leaders will share their vision on building a helpful Internet for a billion Indians.— Google India (@GoogleIndia) July 10, 2020
Livestream starts on 13th July, at 2:00 PM.
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Earlier, before the event had commenced, Sundar Pichai, CEO,Google and Alphabet had interaction with the Prime Minister Narendra Modi about the wide range of subjects, particularly leveraging the power of technology.
Also Mr. Pichai expressed that he was very optimistic about Modi’s vision for Digital India and excited to continue towards the Google For India event.
Thank you for your time, PM @narendramodi - very optimistic about your vision for Digital India and excited to continue our work towards it. Later today we’ll share our next steps on that journey at #GoogleForIndia.— Sundar Pichai (@sundarpichai) July 13, 2020
Starting the event, Mr. Sanjay Gupta, Country Head and Vice President of Google India had addressed that there are 500M+ active internet users in India from which 450M access from Smartphones and how Google with MyGov and the Government of India to provide the data about Covid-19 Cases and 11K+ food and night shelters during the pandemic.
He expressed that Google Pay had contributed about 120 Crores towards PM Cares from their Users.
Announcements for 2020:
The mission for Google India in 2020 is to Make the Internet helpful for a billin Indians & Empower India to become a leading digital economy.
1. Google For India Digitization Fund:
Google will be investing 75,000 Crore Rupees(approx. 10B USD) into to India over the next 5-7 years through the mix of equity investments, partnerships and operational infrastructure and eco-system investments. The main areas of investments are
- First, enabling affordable access and information for every Indian in their own language, whether it’s Hindi, Tamil, Punjabi or any other
- Second, building new products and services that are deeply relevant to India’s unique needs
- Third, empowering businesses as they continue or embark on their digital transformation
- Fourth, leveraging technology and AI for social good, in areas like health, education, and agriculture
When we build for India, we build for the world -Sundar Pichai
2. Adapting digital tools by the small and medium business
Google will be partnering with Prasar Bharati to educate India’s small and medium level business to bring them online and increase contact-less payments in India.
3. Teach From Home
Google launched Teach From Home, an information hub in english and 8 Indian languages to facilitatr remote learning to the 320M+ Students in India.
Google also announced $1M throught their Global Distance Learning Fund in association with Kaivalya Education Foundation along with Central Square Foundation and The Teacher App.
Surprisingly, Union Ministers Ravi Shankar Prasad and Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank also addressed the event and thanked Google for making the investment in India through Google For India Digitization Fund.
This year’s was one of the most important Google For India event in leading India towards digitization.
Here is the full event, if you would like to watch