Modi government’s digital strike! Blocked 232 mobile apps of many foreign entities including China


Chinese Apps Banned In India: The government has banned 232 apps operated by foreign entities, including China, on charges of being involved in betting, gambling and unauthorized lending. The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) has issued an order to ban these apps following instructions from the Ministry of Home Affairs. An official said on the condition of anonymity – apart from the order to ban 138 apps involved in betting, gambling and money laundering, an order has also been issued to block 94 apps involved in unauthorized loan service. These apps were being operated by foreign entities including China. They were posing a threat to the economic stability of the country. The official did not reveal the names of the banned apps. The questions sent officially to MeitY in this regard were not answered till the time of writing the news.

By blocking apps, the government is defeating China

While taking strict action against China and other countries, the Government of India is continuously working to weaken it on every front. Remind you that last year the government had blocked 348 mobile apps made by various countries including China. These apps have been found guilty of collecting user information and wrongly sending it overseas for profiling of citizens. Along with this, the government had blocked 117 Chinese apps in September 2020 citing data security concerns. Let us tell you that this list of blocked apps for security reasons also included popular apps like popular PUBG and Camscanner. (with language input)


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