Google for India latest updates: New Translate features, and more
The Google for India event is live and similar to last few years, there are a lot of new features heading to Indian consumers. The updates are all related to Android for India, Google Search, education, battling climate crisis, and more. Here are all the latest updates related to the Google for India event.
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More emphasis on Google Career Certificates
“We are building a hiring consortium with partner employers who are keen to hire from the Google Career Certificates graduates talent pool,” says Sanjay Gupta
Google announced scholarship program
“To ensure underrepresented learners have access to opportunities in India’s new digital economy, we are collaborating with NASSCOM foundation, Tata STRIVE and Safeducate to provide 100K scholarships for Google Career Certificates Graduation cap,” says Google.
Limelight on YouTube Shorts
The YouTube Shorts feature has seen a lot of attention from users and celebs alike, including the #Jugnu challenge from music artist Badshah. Google says it is easier to create intro videos on Shorts with smart tools at disposal.
Google Coursera prices revealed
The Google Coursera prices will range between ₹6,000 to ₹8,000
Google Pay features
Google Pay users to get Hinglish language at their disposal. The MyShop on Google Pay for Business will provide merchants a quick store builder tool, says Google.
Google to work on climate-related features
Google is working on several climate-related features for India. Users will now have alerts for extreme weather events in India. Google is partnering with the IMD to show these alerts.
Google Look To Speak announced
An app to help people with speaking disabilities to communicate using their eye movements via smartphones with front cameras.
New features for Google Classroom
Google Classroom can let users download class work whenever they have internet. Google Search now also has Practice problem to get access to free learning content. Google is working to make this feature accessible with poor internet connectivity.
Read Aloud webpage in native language
Google will read aloud search results in the native language of the user. The feature will work with Hindi language and will expand to more languages soon.
Google will return queries in their own language
Google Search is getting a new feature where users will be able to get their queries answered in their language.
Google Assistant to support end-to-end vaccination flow
Google Assistant to now support end-to-end vaccination appointments. Google will guide users to register a person for COVID-19 vaccination via the Google Assistant in native language.
Union Minister of State Rajeev Chandrashekhar is here
‘We have much to do for India and for the digital economy. Our priority is to improve the nation’s connectivity and bring all citizens online. We will deliver global standard cyber laws to enable the consumer and investors who are investing in our economy. We also believe to have a $1 trillion economy it is important to focus on skilling and training,” says Rajeev Chandrashekhar.
Google Career Certificates
Google is working with Coursera to provide new courses for students. This is said to help users pick up skills for digital careers such as IT management, UX design, etc. Google is planning to reach 1 million users with these courses. It also plans to offer scholarships with these courses.
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