COVID-19 Contact Tracing Technology—By Goggle and Apple

Published on April 13, 2020
Current Context: Google and Apple have joined to combat COVID-19 by utilizing their technology skills.
COVID-19 Contact Tracing Technology—By Goggle and Apple
  • They are combating COVID-19 through contact tracing technology.
  • For this the companies have decided to add a new software to the phones which will be incorporated with Bluetooth wireless technology which will help the government ad health agencies to track the people who may have been infected by coronavirus and will help them to reduce the massive impact of spreading the virus to other people.
  • To build this technology, the companies will be developing Application Program Interface (APIs) which allows the interoperability between android and iOS which are the respective operating system of the companies.
  • The joint initiative of the companies will contribute to the cause as the contact tracing is a valuable tool to contain spread of coronavirus to massive extent.

Static Part: 

  • HQ of Google: California, US
  • CEO of Google: Sundar Pichai
  • HQ of Apple: California, USA
  • CEO of Apple: Tim Cook

Question:

Q.1 Google to develop contact tracing technology to combat COVID-19 with which other tech giants?
a. Amazon
b. Flipkart
c. Infosys
d. Apple

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