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Navlekha: Google unveils new platform for Indic language publishers

Search engine giant Google has unveiled Project Navlekha to make online content relevant for more Indian users, especially in local languages.
Navlekha: Google unveils new platform
  • It was unveiled along with a host of upgrades of Google's other products at the fourth 'Google for India' event held in New Delhi.
  • India is an important market for Google as it is the second largest population of internet users in the world.
  • At present, the amount of online content in Indian languages is only 1% of what is available in English.

About Project Navlekha:

  • Navlekha is a word derived from Sanskrit meaning "a new way to write".
  • This project aims to bring 135,000 local language publishers online by making web hosting smooth and simple.
  • It will allow local publishers who do not have websites to make their offline content fit for online publishing in less than a minute.
  • It also comprises of a tool that uses Artificial Intelligence (AI) to allow publishers to simply scan documents or PDFs and create instant web pages on the platform.
  • No expert digital knowledge is required in the process.
  • Under Navlekha project, Google will help these publishers to receive training and support and a branded page domain for the first three years.

Question:

Q. Search engine giant Google has unveiled which project to make online content relevant for more Indian users, especially in local languages?
a. Project Sulekha
b. Project Navlekha
c. Project Chitralekha
d. None of the above
Navlekha: Google unveils new platform for Indic language publishers Navlekha: Google unveils new platform for Indic language publishers Reviewed by Inderjeet Virdi on August 30, 2018 Rating: 5

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