The Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology has announced that “Government of India Bans 59 Chinese mobile apps”, which are prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, defence of India, the security of the state and public order”.
The Ministry of Information Technology, invoking it’s power under section 69A of the Information Technology Act read with the relevant provisions of the Information Technology (Procedure and Safeguards for Blocking of Access of Information by Public) Rules 2009 and in view of the emergent nature of threats has decided to block 59 apps.
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Why Government of India Bans 59 Chinese mobile apps?
The Ministry of Information Technology has received many complaints from various sources including several reports about the misuse of some mobile apps available on Android and iOS platforms for stealing and surreptitiously transmitting users’ data in an unauthorized manner to servers which have locations outside India. The compilation of these data, its mining and profiling by elements hostile to national security and defence of India, which ultimately impinges upon the sovereignty and integrity of India, is a matter of very deep and immediate concern which requires emergency measures.
The complete list of 59 Chinese App Banned in India is given below:
|S.no||Chinese Mobile Applications|
|7.||Clash of Kings|
|8.||DU battery saver|
|31.||Mi Video Call – Xiaomi|
|33.||ES File Explorer|
|34.||Viva Video – QU Video Inc|
|37.||New Video Status|
|40.||Cache Cleaner DU App studio|
|43.||Hago Play With New Friends|
|45.||Clean Master – Cheetah Mobile|
|54.||QQ Security Center|
|57.||V fly Status Video|
Important takeaways for all competitive exams:
- Union Minister of Electronics and IT: Ravi Shankar Prasad.
- Union Minister of State in the Ministry of Electronics and IT: Dhotre Sanjay Shamrao.