Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday visited the Google campus where he was given a tour of some of the latest products and forward-looking researches being done by the search engine giant. Also Read - Samsung Galaxy Chromebook Go powered by Intel Jasper Lake Celeron processor revealedAlso Read - Free COVID-19 vaccine: Today’s Google Doodle urges all to get vaccinated, wear mask
PM Modi asked that Khagaul to be pinpointed on Google Earth when he was given a glimpse of the unique tool. Khagaul near Patna is where the great ancient astronomer Aryabhatta had an observatory “Projects for progress,” External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Vikas Swarup said of the various projects which were shown to Modi by Google CEO Sunder Pichai. Also Read - HP Chromebook 11a review: Great for students, not so for professionals
Pichai explained navigational, safety and other uses of Street View and Google Earth to Prime Minister Modi. “It is a visit to Google Guru,” PM Modi said as he reached its campus from nearby Facebook headquarters. PM Modi was given a tour of four critical projects and their value for the Digital India campaign. Another project that was shown to PM Modi was Project Iris, smart lens that measure glucose levels. Later, PM Modi participated in a hackathon at Google. Many youngsters in their 20s had come from India to participate in it.
Before leaving Google, PM Modi had a group photo with its top officials. In his brief remarks, Modi stressed the need to “encourage Hackathon culture” in India so that the youth are inspired to find solutions to the country’s problems. With social media becoming a part of today’s lifestyle, Modi said people spend a significant amount of time on it. “This is just the beginning,” PM Modi said, adding that in the years to come he expects this to bring qualitative change in life of people. Sundar Pichai, Google CEO announced that Google would provide high-speed Internet services at 100 Indian railway stations and would expand this to another 400 by next year.