Google CEO, Sundar Pichai has announced a $10 billion for “GoogleForIndia Digitisation Fund”. Under the fund, Google will invest roughly Rs 75,000 crore in India over the next 5-7 years. The investment will be done through a mix of equity investments, partnerships and operational infrastructure in ecosystem investments.
Google will focus on the following four areas of investment:
- Affordable access to Indian languages.
- Building new products and services unique to India.
- Empowering business.
- Leveraging artificial intelligence (AI) in health, education and agriculture.
In a separate announcement made at the Google-for-India event, the company will partner with 1 million teachers across 22,000 Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) schools by December-end.
Important takeaways for all competitive exams:
- CEO of Google: Sundar Pichai; Headquarters: California, United States.