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Google for India 2021 Announcements: All benefits you need to know!

Google on Thursday launched several interesting features for their users in the Google for India 2021 event. They introduced COVID 19 vaccination booking flow via Google assistant, supporting 8 Indian languages. They also announced a partnership with Coursera which is one of the biggest open online courses platforms on Thursday.

Along with this, Google also announced that Google search will be available for users in their preferred languages. Google Search will also introduce read-aloud support in regional languages for those who can’t read. Additionally, Google will support Hinglish for all Google Pay users in India.

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COVID 19 Vaccination Booking via Google Assistant

The vaccination booking starts as soon as you type COVID vaccine registration. You will see a register easily with Google assistant and it will book your vaccination step by step. The process will be available in 8 Indian languages namely Hindi, Gujarati, Kannada, Malayalam, Bengali, Telugu, Tamil.

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Google Pay

Google Pay will now support Hinglish language that will allow users to access GPay in a hybrid mode of Hindi and English. It will be available for everyone in 2022. Google researched that there are over 350 million users who use Hinglish as their default language. This update will be a benefit for them. Along with this, the users can also input their voice in both English and Hindi for entering bank account numbers.

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Google Pay will also get a feature called Bill Split that will be available for users to split their bills and settle expenses that are shared.

Google Search

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Google Search is updating exclusively for Indian users. The very first thing they are updating is translating high-quality content from sources like Wikipedia and Quora into local languages when they appear on search results. They are currently working in 5 languages – Hindi, Kannada, Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam. It will be supported in the mobile browser, the company said.

Google Career Certificates

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Google has been offering a lot of digital certificate courses for students for various digital skills. They have also partnered with Coursera to boost Google Career Certificates which is a programme to offer online courses in the field of IT, data analytics, UI/UX, and many more.

Google has partnered with many NGOs to provide their certificate courses to underprivileged people. The IT courses for everyone start from Rs 6,000 – Rs 8,000.

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Climate Notifications

Google is collaborating with IMD (Indian Meteorological Department) to launch weather alerts in the country for extreme climatic conditions. These alerts will appear through Google Search. Users will also see the AQI (Air Quality Index) of their nearby area when they search ‘air quality near me’.

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