CCI probe into Google: What are the allegations?

What is the News? The Competition Commission of India(CCI) has ordered an investigation into the conduct of Google in the smart TV segment over allegations that the company’s agreements with smart TV manufacturers restricted the development and usage of alternate versions of Android. What are the alleged violations of the Competition Act by Google? According… Continue reading CCI probe into Google: What are the allegations?

Google announces Rs 75,000-crore fund to drive digitisation in India

News: Google has launched the India Digitization Fund through which it will invest Rs 75,000 crore into India over the next 5-7 years. Facts: Aim: To help accelerate the adoption of digital services in India. Mode of Investment: Google will invest the amount through a mix of equity investments, partnerships, and operational, infrastructure, and ecosystem… Continue reading Google announces Rs 75,000-crore fund to drive digitisation in India

Quantum Supremacy

News:Google has announced that it has achieved a breakthrough called quantum supremacy in computing. Facts: About Quantum Supremacy: The phrase quantum supremacy was coined in 2011 by John Preskill, Professor of Theoretical Physics at the California Institute of Technology. Quantum supremacy refers to quantum computers being able to solve a problem that a classical computer… Continue reading Quantum Supremacy

IT Ministry partners Google on ‘Build for Digital India’

The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) and Google has signed a statement of intent to roll-out ‘Build for Digital India’. The programme will give engineering students a platform to develop market-ready, technology-based solutions that address key social problems. As part of the programme, engineering students will be invited to present their ideas in… Continue reading IT Ministry partners Google on ‘Build for Digital India’

Google Doodle celebrates 50 years of LGBTQ+ movement

Google has celebrated the 50 years of LGBTQ+ movement with a doodle.The doodle slideshow takes the viewer through five decades of Pride history starting from 1969 to present. The Pride Parade is a symbol of celebration and liberation for the entire LGBTQ+ community. The movement dates back to 1969 in New York when lesbian, gay,… Continue reading Google Doodle celebrates 50 years of LGBTQ+ movement

CCI probes Google for unfair practices

The Competition Commission of India(CCI) has ordered an investigation into Google for allegedly abusing the dominant position of its popular Android mobile operating system to block rivals. This investigation has been ordered after European Commission had fined Google on a similar complaint. The European Commission found that Google had abused its market dominance since 2011… Continue reading CCI probes Google for unfair practices

Google launches Bolo app in India to help children read in English, Hindi

Google has unveiled a new app ‘Bolo’ that aims to help primary school students learn to read in Hindi and English The app has an in-built reading companion called ‘Diya’ that encourages children to read stories aloud and helps if the child is unable to pronounce a word. The app which has been launched first… Continue reading Google launches Bolo app in India to help children read in English, Hindi