Soon after Microsoft, Now, Google comes in support of India to fight against COVID-19 Pandemic. The deadly virus is consuming many a thousands of lives each day. Now, Google comes in support by announcing a new fund of Rs 135 Crore for India. According to latest blog post, This new fund includes two grants from Google.org, and Google’s Philanthropic Arm.
Meanwhile, Google CEO, Sundar Pichai, took on microblogging website Twitter sharing that, It feels devastated to see the worsening situation in India due to COVID crisis. He adds that Google and Googlers are providing Rs 135 Crore funds to @GiveIndia @UNICEF for all kind of medical supplies. These organizations are supporting high-risk communities. Additionally, the organization grants to help spread all kind of critical information.
India fights COVID-19, Google helps:
Out of the two grants from Google, the first grant is given to GiveIndia. The GiveIndia will provide cash assistance to all the families which are begin hit hardest by the ongoing crisis. They will help them with their everyday expenses. The second grant will be release for UNICEF. The UNICEF will help to provide urgent medical supplies including oxygen and other testing equipments. The money share will be given to those where it is need most in India.
In the blog post, Google further adds that the grant will also includes the donation from ongoing employee giving campaigns. The official confirms that more than 900 Googlers have contributed more than 3.7 Crore INR for organizations. These organizations will provide support for high-risk and marginalized communities. The funding also includes increased Ad Grant support. This grant will be for the public health information campaigns.
Google helps around the world fight COVID-19:
Over last year, Google has helped everyone across the Globe to get the latest information related to COVID-19. This information can be access via Search, Maps, YouTube and Ads. The Search feature for COVID-19 is also available in India in English and eight other Indian Regional languages. The tech giant promises to improve localization and highlight authoritative information.
COVID-19 Awareness with Google Search and Maps:
The Search and Maps Information includes all the necessary and important details about,
– Information on where the testing is going on
– Where to get vaccinated
– Location of vaccination site
The company is currently working on adding thousands of more such sites. Google also announces its collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, India. The Tech Giant also joins hands with organizations like Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, to support vaccine awareness initiatives. Also Read: Google reintroduce compass on Maps for Android users
COVID-19 Awareness with YouTube:
With YouTube, The company is supporting all the Government’s strategy towards vaccination. On YouTube, the company also provides authoritative information and reduces misinformation. The search giant company also announce support for “public donation to various NGOs via Google Pay app. To recall, Google help MyGov and WHO to reach audiences with messages related to information regarding How to stay fit and safe. It also shared information about correct facts about the vaccine. In the blog post, the tech giant announce that they are increasing the support. By providing with an additional grant of Rs 112 Crore to all the local health authorities and non profit organizations.