Marking India Republic Day 2017....

Google has marked India's 68th republic day today, January 26 2017, with a doodle in its India edition.
In other R Day centred announcements:

  • Popular train information app, ixigo trains will now be available in 7 Indian languages - English, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Bengali, Tamil & Kannada. Launching on Republic Day, the new languages offered by the app will cover over 80% of the digital user base in India.With close to 14 million downloads, 2.5 Lakh ratings, 1 Billion sessions till date and 20 million train searches every month, ixigo trains app is the leading train information app in the country. It has recently been named ‘Best App of 2016’ by Google Play Store under the ‘Made In India’ Category.
  • Leading Indian online marketplace, Snapdeal  launched its  ‘India Says Thank You’ campaign, an initiative in partnership with Uber, and 21 Fools — an organization that makes plantable paper products for a better world. Supported by Snapdeal Sunshine, Snapdeal’s donations marketplace, this initiative enables and empowers well-wishers to send a ‘Thank You Box’ to soldiers in the Indian Army and the Indian Navy. Users can send their contributions from the Snapdeal Sunshine platform from January 22 to  30.    As part of the initiative, ‘Thank You Boxes’ are sent to various site locations advised by The Indian Army and Navy and are then distributed to the soldiers. These boxes contain a gratitude letter, and a hand-crafted photo frame to keep photographs of their families as a memento.Each Thank You box is priced at INR 50, and Snapdeal users have the choice to send boxes to up to 500 soldiers, per person. Almost 6000 boxes have already been contributed from multiple locations across India, since the initiative’s launch. No proceeds from the initiative will go to Snapdeal.You can send Thank You boxes to soldiers here.
  • Casio India, launched its  G-Shock GA-110GB watch with  a ‘Vande Mataram’ slogan imprinted in Hindi on the Resin band, to symbolizes the true essence of RepublicDay. The limited edition watch is available at Rs. 9795.