PM Narendra Modi shares details of conversation with Sundar Pichai

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, IndiaUpdated: Jul 13, 2020, 05:51 PM IST
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PM Narendra Modi and Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai Photograph:(Twitter)

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PM Narendra Modi also said they also spoke on the change in the work culture emerging in the times of COVID-19' 

Recognising Google's efforts in various sectors, including Digital India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted about the details of his video interaction with Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai. 

PM Modi tweeted that he had an "extremely fruitful interaction" with Pichai, where they talked on a wide range of subjects, "particularly leveraging the power of technology to transform the lives of India’s farmers, youngsters and entrepreneurs".


He also said they also spoke on the change in the work culture "emerging in the times of COVID-19". 

"We discussed the challenges the global pandemic has brought to areas such as sports. We also talked about the importance of data security and cyber safety."

The Indian prime minister recognised Google's efforts in various sectors, be it education, learning, Digital India, Digital Payments, among others. 

Earlier Pichai announced that the tech giant would be investing nearly $10 billion in India for developing infrastructure and funding digital innovation in the next five to seven years. 

The announcements came at the sixth edition of Google for India event, which was organised in collaboration with the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology.

In the event, Google also said it would expand the scope of digital payments using Google Pay and develop affordable smartphones to encourage feature phone users to make a transition of using smartphones.