Sundar Pichai announces Google's Rs 75,000 crore fund for India's digital economy

Sundar Pichai announces Google's Rs 75,000 crore fund for India's digital economy

Sundar Pichai announces Google's Rs 75,000 crore fund for India's digital economy

"I was delighted to know more about the efforts of Google in several sectors, be it in education, learning, Digital India, furthering digital payments and more", Modi wrote on Twitter.

Leveraging technology and AI for social good, in areas like health, education and agriculture.

The announcements came at the sixth edition of Google for India event, which was organised in collaboration with the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology.

While Google has a history of investing in India, which was where Pichai was born, the $10 billion is the largest to date.

"There's no question we are facing a hard moment today ... but times of challenge can lead to incredible moments of innovation".

According to a story by Reuters, India has more than 500 million internet users, and Google wants to help an additional 500 million get online.

Google also announces a partnership with CBSE for skill education and training. "Working together we can ensure that our best days are still ahead".

Additionally, to help keep SMBs afloat during the current pandemic, Google is partnering with Prasar Bharati to launch an edutainment series to help businesses go digital. Keeping the disruption to education due to the Covid-19 pandemic in mind, the company also announced a $1 Mn grant for the Kaivalya Education Foundation, to train more than 700,000 teachers to deliver virtual education for students from low-income communities.

The Google for India Digitisation Fund will focus on four key areas, Pichai said in his keynote.

Enabling affordable access and information for every Indian in their own language.

"Google's efforts to bring technology and thereby, knowledge and learning to students in every part of the country is commendable", Ramesh Pokhriyal "Nishank", Union Human Resources Development Minister, said while speaking at the event. Through its partnership, Google aims to enable over 1 million teachers across 22,000 schools in India.

Mr Pichai said on Monday that Google continues to see a massive opportunity in India for innovation.

The Prime Minister also shared pictures of the virtual interaction.

He also said they also spoke on the change in the work culture "emerging in the times of COVID-19".

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