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Empowering India to be Future Ready

As we celebrate 75 years of independent India, we take a look at the role technology is playing in the country’s inclusive growth. Stay tuned to this space as we celebrate stories of individuals and organizations who continue to shape India to be future ready.

An inspiring teacher is making education accessible for students of all abilities

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Gunjan Tomar meets her students with special needs where they are with accessibility features in Microsoft products.

Read the story of an inspiring teacher and Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert on how she’s making classrooms inclusive for students of all abilities.

AI is helping vulnerable communities in India better understand heat wave dangers

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Heat waves are becoming more common and frequent around the planet. A non-profit is now deploying AI to help vulnerable communities fight its consequences.

We go behind the scenes to find out how SEEDS is helping dwellers of urban slums in India better prepare for heat waves with the help of AI. Here’s their story.

How Pidilite is using technology to build stronger bonds with its customers

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From remotely upskilling civil contractors, plumbers, and carpenters during the pandemic, to using data-driven insights to drive business decision making, Pidilite is digitally transforming with Microsoft’s technology.

Here’s how Pidilite is utilizing Microsoft Community Training, Teams, Azure Data Lake, and PowerBI to live up to its promise of creating unbreakable bonds.

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A skilling initiative in India is empowering women engineers from small towns to dream big

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A tech skilling initiative by Microsoft and SAP in India, TechSaksham aims to bring more women engineers into the workforce. TechSaksham imparts skills around key technologies to accelerate the participation of women in the digital economy.

As a part of the initiative, courses are offered in the disciplines of web designing and digital marketing, cloud computing, and artificial intelligence (AI). They’re available to women students studying bachelors and masters’ courses in technology at government and government-aided colleges in their junior and senior years.

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