Google: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

NITI Aayog: “Arogya Setu” – Fastest App to reach 50 million downloads

Published: April 15, 2020

On April 15, 2020 NITI Aayog announced that Arogya Setu became the first mobile application in the world to reach more than 50 million downloads in short span of time. Highlights The application was developed by a committee set up by Prime Minister Modi. The application was used for contact tracing. Record set The application ..

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Access to “SWAYAM”, National Online Education Platform has tripled

Published: March 28, 2020

On March 28, 2020, the Ministry of HRD (Human Resources Department) announced that the access to the National Online Education Platform called the SWAYAM has tripled since Lock Down. Highlights The Ministry of HRD has been trying to make sure the students can continue their education from home during the lockdown. The response has been ..

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Google adds new feature in ‘Discover’ to enable users to report misleading articles

Published: March 19, 2020

Technological Major Google introduced a unique feed named ‘Discover’ which provides curated articles to Google Pixel and Google app users based on their interests. In its latest update to the app, this new feature has been introduced which enables the users to report misleading articles on the ‘Discover’ feed. Users can now report misleading content ..

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Karan Bajwa appointed as Managing Director of Google Cloud in India

Published: March 19, 2020

Karan Bajwa has been recently appointed as the Managing Director of Google Cloud in India. Prior to this appointment, he was serving as the Head of IBM’s India operations. He has also worked in Microsoft for nine years before that. In this new role, Karan Bajwa will be responsible for monitoring all revenue and market ..

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Google to develop website to help with coronavirus test

Published: March 15, 2020

The US President Donald Trump recently announced that tech giant Google is engaged in the process of developing a website to help with coronavirus test. He also revealed that more than 1700 engineers are working on the project to develop the website. It will determine whether a test is necessary and will also enable testing at a ..

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