Google CEO Sundar Pichai has donated ₹5 crores to Give India, the non-profit organization (NGO) for the COVID-19 outbreak. Give India said in a tweet that thanks you @sundarpichai CEO of google for matching @Googleorg’s Rs 5 crore grant to provide urgently required cash benefit for weak daily wage worker families.
Earlier, Google had declared an over USD 800 million commitment towards efforts to tackle coronavirus pandemic that has taken lakhs of lives all over the world. This includes USD 200 million investment funds for non-profit organizations (NGOs) and banks to help small businesses access capital. The NGO Give India has hoisted more Rs 12 crore so far to support weaker section of the society across the country.
Also, Google Inc has also tied up with Apple to work on a contact tracing method designed with strong controls and safeguard for user privacy.
Corporate India has been coming up to help the Indian government and citizens so as to fight the COVID-19 pandemic in India. Tata Trusts and Tata group together have pledged Rs 1,500 crore – by far the highest by any corporate given to the PM CARES funds in India.
Wipro Ltd & Azim Premji Foundation have jointly devoted Rs 1,125 crore, while a number of other organizations are also approaching backing efforts like supposing sanitizers, masks & meals to the weaker section of the society.
Paytm, in a separate statement on Monday, said it has contributed 4 lakh masks and 10 lakh hygiene products to the army, CRPF and health workers fighting COVID-19.
These authorities would circulate them to the personnel working in the frontline to help control the spread of COVID-19 pandemic in India. The statement added the company believes that its donation of masks & hygiene products including soaps, hand-washes, sanitizers, and rubs would help all volunteers and workers stay safe during this problem time.