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Sundar Pichai to meet Modi, Pranab

By The Assam Tribune

New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS): Google CEO Sundar Pichai will meet President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his first visit to India since he took the top job in August.

There will be no new launches this time, but informed sources said Pichai will meet Google employees.

The India-born CEO, who will visit India on Wednesday and Thursday, is scheduled to address the media on Wednesday. He will meet Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and Communications Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad later.

On Thursday, Pichai will meet Modi after which he will attend a chat session with students of Shri Ram College of Commerce. In the evening, he will attend a banquet hosted by President Mukherjee.

Modi, during his US visit in September, met Pichai at the Google headquarters in Mountain View, Santa Clara.

Pichai was born in Chennai in 1972. He went to IIT-Kharagpur before going to Stanford University to pursue his Ph.D.

During his last visit to India in September 2014, Pichai launched Android One.

The telecom wing of the Indian Railways, RailTel, recently signed an agreement with the subsidiary of Google India to provide Wi-Fi facilities at 400 stations across the country.

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