Google for India 2020 event: Here are the top announcements

Google is expected to announce some India-specific updates for its apps and services at the Google for India conference. Google and Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai is also supposed to give a special keynote this time. 

| Updated on: Jul 13 2020, 15:18 IST
Google for India 2020 event.
Google for India 2020 event. (Google/YouTube)
Google for India 2020 event. (Google/YouTube)

Google today made India-specific announcements for its different services and platforms. The search giant announced 75,000 investment in the country in the coming years. In addition, the firm even invested $1 million in the education section.

This is the 6th edition of Google for India and since years the event has always been the launchpad for the company's new

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13 Jul 2020, 02:58 PM IST

That's was the end of Google for India 2020 conference

That's all for today. For more updates stay tuned to HT Tech.

13 Jul 2020, 02:57 PM IST

Sanjay Gupta takes the screen again, thanks govt for letting Google partner with them and expand its services 

He says Google's efforts in India has helped them grow globally in several ways. It has created economic opportunity in the country as well. He thanks all the users and Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad to make Google empower different areas. 

13 Jul 2020, 02:52 PM IST

Nishank talks about ePathshala platform

Nishank adds that how ePathshala platform is helping educate more Indians and how Google's investment will boost this in the coming years.

13 Jul 2020, 02:49 PM IST

Minister of Human Resources Development, Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank thanks Google

Nishank talks about Digital India revolution and how Google contributes to it. He also talks about funding new startups.

13 Jul 2020, 02:47 PM IST

Google announces $1 million to boost digital education in India  

13 Jul 2020, 02:45 PM IST

Google partners with CBSE

Partnership with CBSE will enable 1 million teachers in 22,000 schools across India to use Google services like G Suite for Education, Google classroom and more.

13 Jul 2020, 02:42 PM IST

Chadha talks about teachers using different tools to make information engaging and immersive

She also talks on how a school in Vishakhapatanam became a part of Google Classroom initiative and how it changed the way of learning.  

13 Jul 2020, 02:39 PM IST

Sapna Chadha, senior country marketing manger takes the screen to talk about Google's contribution in the education sction

Teachers from GD Goenka, Kendriya Vidyalaya and others moved to Google Meet and Google classroom platforms to educate students.

13 Jul 2020, 02:35 PM IST

Sengupta talks about Spot platform on Google Play last year

More than 2 million users used this feature within 2 months of launch. He also talks about Job Spot and how Covid-19 has led the company to work more.

13 Jul 2020, 02:31 PM IST

Caeser Sengupta, vice president, Payments and Next Billion Users talks about Google's contribution to India

He talks about Android's adoption in India, affordable mobile devices, Google's partnership with Indian manufactures, payments and more.

13 Jul 2020, 02:29 PM IST

Here's some more details on Google for India Digitization fund 

Read more: Google for India 2020: Sundar Pichai announces Google for India Digitization fund worth $10 billion

13 Jul 2020, 02:27 PM IST

Prasad talks about India's app economy and 'digital village'

He hopes that Google will help in digitizing more villages in India and empower people to make the digital India revolution bigger than before.

13 Jul 2020, 02:25 PM IST

The funds will help accelerate India’s digital economy

13 Jul 2020, 02:23 PM IST

Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad talks about Google's investment in India 

He thanks Google India and talks about the rural areas getting more digitized.

13 Jul 2020, 02:19 PM IST

Google to invest 75,000 crore in India in the next few years

The investment will focus in four areas - access to different language, building new product and services for India, empowering businesses and leveraging technology and AI in health, education and agriculture.

13 Jul 2020, 02:16 PM IST

Building products for India has helped Google on the global level as well, adds Pichai

13 Jul 2020, 02:14 PM IST

Google CEO, Sundar Pichai takes the screen, talks about Google's mission to organise the information and providing it to the world

He talks about young Indians and how they use apps, create informational videos and use smartphones to make things easier for them.

13 Jul 2020, 02:10 PM IST

Gupta talks about connecting more people to the Internet

He says that education and agriculture needs a boost. We all can come together to create new jobs and raise the economy while keeping everyone safe.

13 Jul 2020, 02:06 PM IST

Sanjay Gupta, country head and vice president of Google India kicks-off Google for India event

Gupta talks about health, welfare and digital India.

13 Jul 2020, 02:01 PM IST

Ravi Shankar Prasad tweets about Google for India event

Prasad tweeted the YouTube live stream link of Google for India 2020 event that begins at 2PM IST.

13 Jul 2020, 01:58 PM IST

Google CEO, Sundar Pichai responds to PM Narendra Modi on Twitter 

Pichai says he is optimistic about PM Modi's vision for Digital India and Google will work towards it.

13 Jul 2020, 01:54 PM IST

What's expected this year at Google for India 2020 event?

We're expecting similar announcements at the Google for India 2020 event. There is likely to be a big focus on empowering the digital economy and Indian SMEs which have also been part of the government's efforts to revive the economy.

“Over the last six years, we have consistently invested in building helpful products and services that extend the full potential of the internet, and make it truly helpful for everyone in India. Especially in these exceptional times, we are deeply committed to building on this momentum, and unlocking new opportunities as India heads into a new, digital-first future,” said Google in its invite for the event.

13 Jul 2020, 01:46 PM IST

What happened last year?

Last year, Google introduced Hindi support for Google Assistant, a new Bengaluru-based AI research centre and support for new Indian languages on Google Discover. Other key announcements included more language support for Bolo. Google Pay also received a bunch of new features.

13 Jul 2020, 01:31 PM IST

Prime Minister Narendra Modi talks to  Google CEO Sundar Pichai

Prime Minister Narendra Modi had a word with Google CEO, Sundar Pichai on a wide range of topics. We may see some related announcements during Google For India event.

13 Jul 2020, 01:28 PM IST

Who else will be speaking at the conference?

13 Jul 2020, 01:23 PM IST

Ravi Shankar Prasad, Minister of Communications, Electronics & Information Technology will also be a part of the event

13 Jul 2020, 01:19 PM IST

Here's the YouTube live stream video

You can also follow the company's official social media handles for the real-time updates.

13 Jul 2020, 01:08 PM IST

Google for India 2020 event begins at 2PM IST, so stay tuned.

First Published Date: 13 Jul, 12:43 IST