Government bans PUBG, 117 other mobile apps

Chinese Apps Ban in India: In a statement, the government said it blocked 118 mobile apps that are “prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, Defence of India, Security of State and Public Order”.

The Information and Technology Ministry on Wednesday banned the hugely popular gaming app PUBG Mobile and 117 other Chinese-linked mobile applications. The banned apps include Baidu, Baidu Express Edition, Tencent Watchlist, FaceU, WeChat Reading and Tencent Weiyun, besides PUBG Mobile and PUBG Mobile Lite, according to an official statement. In July, the government had banned 47 apps, which were clones or variants of  Chinese linked and 59 apps banned earlier in June

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) is an online multiplayer  battle royela game developed and published by PUBG corporation a subsidiary of South Korean video game company blue whale . The game is based on different previous Modes that were created by Brendan “PlayerUnknown” Greene for other games, inspired by the 2000 Japanese film Battel royela and expanded into a standalone game under Greene’s creative direction. In the game, up to one hundred players parachute onto an island and scavenge for weapons and equipment to kill others while avoiding getting killed themselves. The available safe area of the game’s map decreases in size over time, directing surviving players into tighter areas to force encounters. The last player or team standing wins the round.

According to the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, the mobile game has been banned along with the other Apps under Section 69A of the Information Technology Act, on grounds that “they are engaged in activities which are prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, defence of India, security of state and public order”.

Why government banned pubg in India

“This decision is a targeted move to ensure safety, security and sovereignty of Indian cyberspace,” the statement said, adding that the move would safeguard the interests of crores of Indian mobile and internet users.

Why pubg is dangerous

It can lead to addiction and harm mental health

Credits: … This addiction can also harm your mental health, as recognized by the World Health Organization in 2018. PUBG Mobile can cause anxiety and stress in gamers, due to the lack of social interaction

With 50M downloads and 33M active users in India YTD, PUBG is classified as one of the two unicorn mobile games in India . Users are started criticize government for banded the pubg. But instead of there are so many users who are with government and supporting it. So many players have hope that pubg will come back if Korea will break collaboration with China.

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