Weekly Current Affairs

Local language internet users to jump to 400 million by 2020: Google [e-Governance]

  • Of the 650 million users expected to be using Internet in India by 2020, a whopping over 61 per cent will be accessing it in local language, forming majority of the online population.
  • As the same time, people accessing the Internet in local language will more than double from 150 million at present to about 400 million by 2020.
  • Hindi content consumption on the internet is growing 5 times the rate at which English content is consumed. There has been 50 per cent increase in Hindi searched on mobiles since the feature enabling Hindi searches was launched.