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.
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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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.
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.
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.
Google announces $1 million to boost digital education in India
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
The funds will help accelerate India’s digital economy
Today at #GoogleForIndia we announced a new $10B digitization fund to help accelerate India’s digital economy. We’re proud to support PM @narendramodi’s vision for Digital India - many thanks to Minister @rsprasad & Minister @DrRPNishank for joining us. https://t.co/H0EUFYSD1q— Sundar Pichai (@sundarpichai) July 13, 2020
Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad talks about Google's investment in India
He thanks Google India and talks about the rural areas getting more digitized.
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.
Building products for India has helped Google on the global level as well, adds Pichai
While every new piece of technology brought new opportunities to learn and grow, @sundarpichai reminisces how he had to ‘wait for it to arrive, from someplace else’. Today, India does not have to wait anymore.— Google India (@GoogleIndia) July 13, 2020
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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.
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.
Sanjay Gupta, country head and vice president of Google India kicks-off Google for India event
Gupta talks about health, welfare and digital India.
Ravi Shankar Prasad tweets about Google for India event
Watch Live: 6th Google For India event https://t.co/jfXsUQVIMd— Ravi Shankar Prasad (@rsprasad) July 13, 2020
Prasad tweeted the YouTube live stream link of Google for India 2020 event that begins at 2PM IST.
Google CEO, Sundar Pichai responds to PM Narendra Modi on Twitter
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
Pichai says he is optimistic about PM Modi's vision for Digital India and Google will work towards it.
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.
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.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi talks to Google CEO Sundar Pichai
This morning, had an extremely fruitful interaction with @sundarpichai. We spoke on a wide range of subjects, particularly leveraging the power of technology to transform the lives of India’s farmers, youngsters and entrepreneurs. pic.twitter.com/IS9W24zZxs— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) July 13, 2020
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.
Who else will be speaking at the conference?
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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Ravi Shankar Prasad, Minister of Communications, Electronics & Information Technology will also be a part of the event
Here's the YouTube live stream video
You can also follow the company's official social media handles for the real-time updates.
Google for India 2020 event begins at 2PM IST, so stay tuned.
At the first-ever virtual edition of #GoogleForIndia, our product and business leaders will share updates and announcements on our initiatives for Digital India.— Google India (@GoogleIndia) July 10, 2020
Join us for the livestream on 13th July, 2:00 PM.
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