Google chief Sundar Pichai gives this big gift to India's daily wage workers to fight coronavirus pandemic
Matching Google's earlier donation to the non-profit organisation Give India to fight the impact of coronavirus pandemic, CEO Sundar Pichai has donated Rs 5 crore to it.
Matching Google's earlier donation to the non-profit organisation Give India to fight the impact of coronavirus pandemic, CEO Sundar Pichai has donated Rs 5 crore to it. "Thank you @sundarpichai for matching @Googleorg's Rs 5 crore grant to provide desperately needed cash assistance for vulnerable daily wage worker families...," Give India said in a tweet.
Thank you @sundarpichai for matching @Googleorg 's ₹5 crore grant to provide desperately needed cash assistance for vulnerable daily wage worker families. Please join our #COVID19 campaign: https://t.co/T9bDf1MXiv @atulsatija
— GiveIndia (@GiveIndia) April 13, 2020
Earlier, Google had announced an over USD 800 million commitment towards efforts to tackle Covid-19 pandemic that that claimed thousands of lives globally. This includes USD 200 million investment fund for NGOs and banks to help small businesses access capital. Moreover, Google has also teamed up with Apple to work on a contact tracing approach designed with strong controls and protections for user privacy.
According to the Union Health Ministry, the death toll in India due to the pandemic rose to 308 on Monday after 35 new fatalities were reported, while the number of cases climbed to 9,152.
Corporate India has been rushing to help the government and citizens fight the pandemic in India.
Tata Trusts and Tata group together have pledged Rs 1,500 crore -- by far the highest by any corporate.
Wipro Ltd, Wipro Enterprises Ltd and Azim Premji Foundation have together committed Rs 1,125 crore, while a number of other companies are also extending support efforts like providing sanitizers, masks and meals to people.
Paytm, in a separate statement on Monday, said it has contributed 4 lakh masks and 10 lakh hygiene products to army, CRPF and health workers fighting Covid-19. These authorities would distribute them to the personnel working in the frontline to help control the outspread, it added.
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