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Meet architects of Aarogya Setu, the app meant to stem Covid-19 spread

Bibhu Ranjan Mishra on the tech wizards behind the mobile app that's meant to contain the spread of Covid-19

Coronavirus | lockdown should be expected in order to prevent a second | Google India

Sometime towards the third week of March, Lalitesh Katragadda, a former head of Google India engineering centre and the man behind Google Maps, received a call from Ajay Sawhney, secretary in the ministry of electronics and IT (meitY).

Sawhney wanted Katragadda to lend his expertise to the government’s efforts to come up with a technology-led intervention to battle the coronavirus pandemic. “I requested Lalitesh to come on board because, though we already had a team in place, we wanted someone very senior and respected to be at the helm of managing the product they were ...

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First Published: Mon, May 25 2020. 16:53 IST