New Delhi | Jagran Technology Desk: Google CEO Sundar Pichai and Union Information and Technology Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad today addressed the sixth annual Google for India event on Monday. In the event, the Google announced a USD 10 billion digitisation fund for India over next five to seven years, adding that it will be done through "mix of equity investments, partnerships and operational infrastructure in ecosystem investments".

"Today at Google For India we announced a new USD 10B digitisation fund to help accelerate India’s digital economy. We’re proud to support PM Modi's vision for Digital India - many thanks to Minister RS Prasad and Minister Dr R P Nishank for joining us," said Google CEO Sundar Pichai.

The event was atteneded by Google's top executives, including Google India Country Head and Vice President Sanjay Gupta, Google Vice President Payments and Next Billion Users Caesar Sengupta, as well as Google Senior Country Marketing Director India and Southeast Asia Sapna Chadha.

Here are the highlights from the sixth annual Google for India event:

14:55 pm: 

14:49 pm: We’re partnering with CBSE, Skill Education and Training, to enable 1M+ teachers from 22,000 schools across India to deliver blended learning that combines the classroom approach with online learning: Sappy Chadha

14:40 pm: To inspire the many SMBs looking to digitise, we’re launching a learning series in partnership with
Prasar Bharati, featuring success stories of Indian businesses going digital: Caeser Sengupta

14:37 pm: Now more than ever, every Indian business is turning into a digital business: Caeser Sengupta

14:35 pm: Our focus is on ensuring that more Indians are able to use the Internet to learn, grow and succeed: Caeser Sengupta

14:31 pm: 

14:26 pm: It's a great initiative, says Union Minister RS Prasad 

14:24 pm: Today at Google For India we announced a new USD 10B digitisation fund to help accelerate India’s digital economy. We’re proud to support PM Modi's vision for Digital India - many thanks to Minister RS Prasad and Minister Dr R P Nishank for joining us: Google CEO Sundar Pichai 

14:22 pm: Indians no more have to wait for technology to come to India. The whole news technologies are happening in India: Google CEO Sundar Pichai

14:16 pm: PM Modi very optimistic about your vision for Digital India and excited to continue our work towards it: Google CEO Sundar Pichai

14:13 pm: India now has over 550 million active internet users in India with over 400 million users access the internet on a smartphone: Sanjay Gupta, Country Head and Vice President, Google India

14:12 pm: To provide credible information on Google Maps to those who needed it most, we worked with the Indian government and state government: Sanjay Gupta, Country Head and Vice President, Google India

Posted By: Aalok Sensharma