Google has launched a ‘nearby spot’ under Google Pay which will allow Bangalore users to visit local stores to sell essential products like open grocery items within lockdown. Google India said in a blogpost that nearby spots will be launched in Hyderabad, Chennai, Mumbai, Pune, and Delhi soon. “With the lockdown and social distance rules in place, digital payments have become more important than ever, and Google Pay is an extra surface for providing key information about COVID-19,” it added.
The company launched the COVID-19 spot to get Google, which combines all the relevant information about the topic directly from the Ministry of Health. This spot helps users donate to prime-care funds or NGOs like SIDS, India, the United Way, and the Charity Aid Foundation, which aims to collect protective equipment for treatment workers and provide relief for lockdown-affected daily wages. “PM-Care grants to get Google have collected more than Rs 105 crore so far and continue to grow,” it noted.
Launched last year, the Spot platform allows businesses to create a listing for the Google Pay app that in turn offers customizable brand experiences for that business. Coronavirus outbreaks have disrupted business and life around the world. To spread the infection, the Indian government announced a nationwide 25-day lockdown on March 27. The death toll from the epidemic in India has risen to 4 after reports of six new fatalities on Monday, and the number of cases has increased to 9,152 according to the Union Health Ministry.
Google says it has taken several steps in India to help bring credible and reliable information to people and provide features across its products that can be helpful in these experimental times. “We accelerate our work to prevent misinformation across various platforms and highlight the latest updates and health advice from the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MHFW) and the International Health Authority across Search, Maps, YouTube and Google’s COVID-1 Spot. “The blog says.
Improving authentic data sources such as the Google Health Ministry and WHO across YouTube’s homepage, search and suggestion systems, direct users to this website for reliable and reliable information. “YouTube has also launched a coronavirus news shelf on the YouTube homepage, which provides the latest news about outbreak-related media,” the blog noted. Also, Google is removing alleged videos that violate YouTube’s Community Guidelines, which discourage people from seeking their treatment or encourage the use of unsupported remedies for the treatment of COVID-19.
Google last week launched the COVID-19 India website, which supports updated information as well as live statistics in a single, easily accessible resource. It is available in English, Hindi, and Marathi for smartphones and English and Hindi through Google Assistant for Chaos feature phones. It will soon be published in several other Indian languages, the blog said. It also points to the location of hundreds of food and night shelters set up by the government to assist Google Maps, Searches, and Google Assistant people, especially millions of migrant workers returning to their hometowns or trapped in cities, without any source of income or food.
Google says the Health Ministry has collaborated with the Health Ministry to disseminate information to the Health Ministry, including educational video content featuring Amitabh Bachchan across YouTube, Search and Google Assistant.