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Google signs MoU with Goa Govt.

Google has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Goa Government to promote digital literacy across the state. Google South East Asia and India Vice President Rajan Anandan and Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar were the signatories of the document. The collaboration is a part of Indian Prime Minister’s Digital India Vision.

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Under the scheme internet safety will be taught as a part of the school curriculum in 11th and 12th standard classes. This is being done in association with Google India.

“Internet today is an essential part of the learning experience for students and it is important that they understand how to use the medium responsibly and stay safe online,” said Mr. Parsekar in a report by The Hindu.

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A digital literacy drive would be conducted for the women in the state. Besides initiatives would be taken to help small and medium businesses. A mobile app development program will also be undertaken for ‘Start-ups’ in the state to take advantage of the growing digital economy.

“We are delighted to support the Government of Goa in its vision to be a digitally empowered State. We look forward to working with the state government to create an enabling environment and ecosystem to help students, small and medium businesses and entrepreneurs to realize the full potential of the Internet and the opportunities it offers,” said Mr. Anandan in the same report.

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