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India overtakes US in mobile developer courses search: Google

NEW DELHI: Poised to become the world’s largest base of developers, India has overtaken the US this year in terms of online search for courses preparing people for mobile app development, tech giant Google today said.

Search queries on mobile development courses from India saw 200 per cent y-o-y growth in the last two years with Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Maharashtra leading with bulk of queries from India, Google said in a statement.

“…the interest in learning development courses for mobile platform saw huge uptake in demand in India. In 2016, India overtook the US to become the largest country in terms of interest in mobile developer courses,” it added.

India, which has about one million people working on solutions for the Android mobile platform, is poised to become home to about 4 million developers by 2018, making it the worlds largest developer base, Google had previously said.

A K Sharma to assume additional charge as CEO of NICDIT
A K Sharma, the CEO of the Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor Development Corporation (DMICDC), will take additional charge as the CEO of the new National Industrial Corridor Development and Implementation Trust.

NICDIT is the apex body formed to oversee the development of all industrial corridors across the country.

“The apex body will help streamline activities and better coordination of the industrial corridor projects,” said Sharma.

The NICDIT has also been sanctioned an additional Rs 1,584 crore for project activities, DMICDC said in a statement.

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