Google's Sundar Pichai announces Rs 135 crore relief fund for India's COVID crisis

Also, Microsoft’s Satya Nadella has assured help to India, saying his company will continue to use its resources and technology for relief efforts and support for buying oxygen devices

Amidst the rise of corona virus cases in the country and shortage of proper medical facilities, Google to offer 135 crores relief fund to India.

Indian-origin Google CEO Pichai tweeted on April 26, 2021 "Devastated to see the worsening Covid crisis in India. Google &Googlers are providing Rs 135 crore in funding to @GiveIndia, @UNICEF for medical supplies, orgs supporting high-risk communities, and grants to help spread critical information."

The funding will includes ad support for public health campaigns. The tech giant has also increased ad grants support by increasing additional Rs 112 crore (or approx USD 15 million) to help local authorities and non-profits for more language coverage options. In addition, over 900 ongoing Google employees have contributed Rs 3.7 crore (or approx USD 500,000) for organisations supporting high-risk and marginalised communities.

Also,Microsoft’s Satya Nadella has assured help to India, saying his company will continue to use its resources and technology for relief efforts and support for buying oxygen devices.

In a tweet he said: “I am heartbroken by the current situation in India. I'm grateful the US government is mobilising to help. Microsoft will continue to use its voice, resources, and technology to aid relief efforts, and support the purchase of critical oxygen concentration devices."

Meanwhile, India records 3,52,991 new coronavirus infections in a day on Monday, taking its total tally of COVID-19 cases to 1,73,13,163.

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