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Google and Microsoft bosses pledge support to India

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Google and Microsoft bosses pledge support to India

Google and Microsoft have pledged to support India as it tackles record numbers of coronavirus cases that have overwhelmed the country’s hospitals.

While Sundar Pichai, the head of Google and parent company Alphabet, said. He was “devastated” by events and the firm would provide $ 18m in funding.

Moreover, Microsoft boss Satya Nadella said he was “heartbroken” and would help India with its shortage of oxygen supplies. Both chief executives of the technology giants were born in India.

Mr. Pichai, who was born and schooled in the southern Indian city of Chennai, announced Google’s funding move in a tweet on Sunday. This linking to a statement by the vice-president of Google India, Sanjay Gupta. While “Right now India is going through our most difficult moment in the pandemic thus far,”.

On the other side, Mr. Gupta said he wanted to help ensure Indian families and communities “get the information and support they need” through Google’s technology services. Such as using search and Google Maps to locate testing and vaccination centers and through the provision of grants.

Mr. Nadella, who was born in Hyderabad and appointing the chief executive of Microsoft in 2014, pledging to help with India’s relief efforts. But, India is suffering from a critical shortage in the supply of oxygen to Covid-19 patients, forcing many hospitals to turn people away. Moreover, the government has approved plans for more than 500 oxygen generation plants across the country to boost supplies.

President Joe Biden said earlier that the US was “determined to help India in its time of need”. Just as India sent assistance to the United States as our hospitals were strained early in the pandemic, he said. While India recorded a new global high for daily coronavirus cases for a fifth straight day at 3,52,991.

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