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Indian-American tech leaders contributing to aid India in Covid-19 crisis

Indian American tech leaders contributing to aid India in Covid-19 crisis
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  • Sundar Pichai announced that Google would invest Rs 135 crore to assist India combat against the pandemic storm
  • Google will add core information in its Search and Maps feature, such as where to get testing and vaccines, and many more
  • Other Indian-American tech leaders like Satya Nadella and Balaji Srinivasan have also announced their contributions via Twitter.

For the sixth day in a row, India recorded 3,52,991 fresh COVID-19 cases, surpassing the three-thousand mark in a single day. As India faced a massive healthcare emergency, it is receiving support and getting aid from all over the world to help it get through this time.

Indian-American tech leaders and billionaires, and businessmen have expanded the list of people helping Indians.

Sundar Pichai

Sundar Pichai, the chief executive officer of Google, headquartered in the US, revealed that the company would invest Rs 135 crore ($18 million) in India, thus helping Indians in this crisis. 

“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,” read the tweet by Google’s CEO. 

Google has also set forth a slew of initiatives to help raise awareness, including vaccine statistics, monitoring, and more. “We know the biggest way we can help is through our core information products like Search and Maps, YouTube and Ads…That includes information on where to get testing and vaccines; so far, Maps and Search surface thousands of vaccine sites, and we are working to add tens of thousands more,” stated the company in an online column.

Satya Nadella

Another tech giant, Satya Nadella, the CEO of Microsoft, has joined Pichai and has come forward to help India. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said on Twitter that the company would utilize its voice, expertise, assets, and technology to aid and encourage India during the crisis.

“I am heartbroken by the current situation in India. I’m grateful that the US government is mobilizing 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.” read the tweet of the tech lead, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella. 

Contributions Of Other Indian-American Tech Leaders

  • Vitalik Buterin, the co-founder of Ethereum, along with Balaji Srinivasan, another cryptocurrency icon, are contributing to a fund laid down by Indian tech entrepreneur Sandeep Nailwal to assist in offering relief to wrecked India by Covid-19. 
  • Srinivasan then announced that for anyone who can afford to donate, he would donate an additional $50, up to $100,000, with each retweet of his plea.
  • Vinod Khosla, an Indian-American Businessman has also been said to provide funds for those hospitals in India that require a bulk of oxygen or any medical amenities. 
  • The CEO of Silverback, Adam Nash, has also requested people to help India, in any way they can, in these difficult times.

Assistance From All Over The World Is Appreciated

In these critical times, it is appreciable that India is getting aid from the Indian-American tech leaders and countries all over the world for Covid-19 relief and that these leaders are offering help and doing what they can in their capacity. At Burj Khalifa, in order to support India, the Indian flag was visible on sunday.

The Centre is striving to obtain oxygen from various parts of the nation and abroad, to transport it to the badly afflicted states through special trains. From its New York-Delhi flight previously on Monday, Air India carried 328 oxygen concentrators. President Joe Biden released a statement on Sunday announcing that the US would provide India with raw materials for vaccines, medical amenities, and safety equipment. Soon, Germany also joined the rising list of nations that have vowed and volunteered to help India fight the Covid-19 crisis by sending necessary medical aid. 

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