Indian American Pichai has been given the Padma Bhushan for this year in the Trade and Industry category. Born in Madurai, Tamil Nadu, Pichai is among 17 people to receive the award this year. He was presented with the country’s third highest civilian award on Friday in San Francisco in the presence of his close family members. Pichai after receiving the award from the Indian Ambassador to the US Told“I am extremely grateful to the Government of India and the people of India for this great honor. It is a significant achievement to receive such an honor from the country that made me successful.”
He said, “I was fortunate to have a family that valued learning and knowledge. My parents made a lot of sacrifices to bring me up.” Pichai said he will work to continue the great partnership between Google and India and bring the benefits of technology to more people.
However, there has been a strong reaction in India regarding Google’s business practices. scrutiny Its being done. Recently Alphabet has been ordered to allow third-party billing or payment processing services in the country for app developers. The Competition Commission of India (CCI) has imposed a penalty of around Rs 932 crore on the company for using anti-competitive practices. Earlier, Google was fined around Rs 1,338 crore for unfair business practices related to the Android operating system. In this regard, the CCI said in the order that Google has misused its dominant position to force app developers to use the company’s in-app payment system. A major way for developers to monetize their work is through the sale of in-app digital goods. Apart from this, Google has been asked to make eight improvements. These include not prohibiting in-app purchases or app developers from using any third-party billing or payment processing services to purchase apps.