India Bans PUBG & 118 More Chinese Apps, List & why they got Banned?

Today PUBG Mobile Game among 118 Chinese Apps Blocked: There are almost 50 million active PUBG players in India, according to reports and the game clocks in some 13 million daily PubG users.

India Bans PUBG & 118 More Chinese Apps, List & why they got Banned?

PUBG MOBILE game a wildly popular online multiplayer shooting game, & among 118 Chinese apps blocked by the indian government today amid tension over fresh Chinese provocation in Ladakh. this move is in the interest of India's sovereignty and integrity, defence and security, the government said in. there statement.

Tencent's PUBG Mobile ranks among the world's top five smartphone games with over 734 million downloads. There are close to 50 million active PUBG players in India, according to reports and the game clocks in some 13 million daily users.

According to the IT Ministry, the Apps "are engaged in activities which are prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, defence of India, security of state and public order".

"This decision is a targeted move to ensure safety, security and sovereignty of Indian cyberspace," this statement said,  the move would safeguard the interests of crores of Indian mobiles and internet users.

 On 29th June the government of India had announced a ban on 59 Chinese Apps due to India and China’s Galwan Valley clash that led to death of Indian soldiers. The apps were deemed to be a threat to the national security and data privacy of India. The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology is now banning 47 more Apps. On 24th July more 47 Chinese apps were banned. Because these Apps were clones of the previously banned 59 Chinese apps that were still being used. Hence the 47 Apps were banned. 

The new list of 47 banned apps will be released soon. According to the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) despite the ban on the original apps, many of its clones were still operational. For example even though the TikTok was banned, TikTok Lite was still being used. Many such Apps have now been blocked by the government.  Some of these apps are TikTok Lite, Helo Lite, ShareIt Lite, Bigo Lite, VFY Lite, etc. These were alternate versions of the App which have now been removed from the Play Store and Apple App Store. A report suggests that a list of over 250 Apps has been prepared and will be examined by the government for any user privacy or national security violations. The very popular gaming App PUBG may also be banned. 

The Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology,  on June 29, banned 59 Chinese mobile apps. They banned Apps as they are widely used by Indians and are a threat to the security of the country. These sre able are stealing the data of Indian citizens. Hence the government decided to ban them, to keep India safe. 59 Chinese Apps have been banned. Have a look. The IT Ministry said that it has received many complaints from various places. 

They also received many reports that Chinese Apps available on Android & iOS were stealing the data of users and the government found that the servers of these apps are located outside of India. Since such Apps affect the Defence of India, the government needs to take urgent action.  This is why the Apps were banned for the security of the country. The CAIT welcomed the government's move saying, boycotting Chinese App, will help India's economy develop. Among the apps, Tik Tok, Club Factory, UC Browser, Cam Scanner, from China, are widely used in India. Now that it has been banned the companies are expected to suffer major losses. Sreedhar Prasad, e-commerce analyst said, "China had banned international Apps in China long back. They use a majority of Chinese Apps. Outside China, India is the largest market for Chinese Apps. Now that India has banned such Apps, it will have a huge impact on Chinese business.  If other countries follow India and ban Chinese Apps, it will create a larger impact. Many people have become very used to using such Chinese apps. After the government decision to ban them, local Apps in India can use it as an opportunity to make business. 

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