India's Aarogya Setu becomes world's fastest app to reach 50 Million download in just 13 days

-> Aarogya Setu, the union government’s contact tracing app that helps track Covid-19 cases and helps in fighting the infection, has become the world’s fastest growing mobile app on Tuesday (14 April) night with 50 million users in just 13 days, reports Hindustan Times.

-> Aarogya Setu app has reached 50 million users in just 13 days-fastest ever globally for an app, tweeted NITI Aayog CEO

->The development was informed by NITI Aayog CEO, Amitabh Kant who took to twitter and said "AarogyaSetu, India's app to fight COVID-19 has reached 50 mn users in just 13 days-fastest ever globally for an App," Kant tweeted.

-> Earlier, the World Bank had also lauded early deployment of technology backed Aarogya Setu smartphone application to help in contact tracing and containing the spread of COVID-19 pandemic in the nation.

-> Earlier, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had also urged the citizens to download the application in order to keep themselves safe during the pandemic outbreak. Modi also said that the tracking app is an essential tool in Covid-19 fight and is possible to use it as an e-pass to facilitate travel from one place to another, according to Press Trust of India report.

->Additionally, merely days after the launch of the application by the Government, United States (US) based global technology giant Apple and Google announced that they had taken up the building of software for smartphones which would help in contact tracing, just as the Aarogya Setu application does.

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