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It was a quiz this writer wasn't prepared for. Vice President and Managing Director of Google India Rajan Anandan spoke about ambitious goal setting at the company and mentioned its Android Skilling and Certification Programme, launched in mid 2016. Google wanted to train two million Indians in next generation skills over the next three years.

"How many people are in the initiative?"

"How many?"

"Ah, what do you think?"

The guesses started with 100 and narrowed to 10 after three tries.

Anandan corrected. "Two."

His next question was about Internet Saathi, an initiative that started in 2015 with a target to train women across India's

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