The federal government of India banned 59 mobile apps with links to China last night. The checklist contains some extremely popular –even viral– apps like TikTok as an illustration. Many are calling it India’s digital (surgical) strike on China amid the continuing standoff alongside the LAC. Many are additionally questioning how (and why) PUBG Cellular escaped the federal government ban.
Hours after the information broke, and the complete checklist was accessible for all to see, folks began taking to Twitter to precise their views about the entire thing. It appears many have been anticipating PUBG Cellular can be a part of the checklist as effectively and there have been additionally some early media stories and WhatsApp group conversations that prompt likewise. Solely, PUBG Cellular wasn’t banned in India, or you possibly can say, it hasn’t been banned in India but.
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There’s at all times been loads of confusion in regards to the origin of PUBG Cellular since it’s the cellular model of PUBG, an internet multiplayer battle royale recreation made by South Korean online game firm Bluehole subsidiary PUBG Company. PUBG Cellular isn’t made by the identical subsidiary although — it’s made by Shenzhen-based Tencent Video games.
PUBG Cellular has tens of millions of customers world wide and India occurs to be certainly one of its largest markets. The sport is so widespread that it even bought a point out in certainly one of PM Narendra Modi’s “Pariksha Pe Charcha” occasion the place he jokingly requested a father or mother (who was complaining about how her children have been into on-line gaming) if “ye PUBG wala hain kya?” (is that this a PUBG Cellular concern?).
As widespread as PUBG Cellular is, additionally it is usually related to the time period “habit” and there have been a number of calls by state governments and Nationwide Fee for Safety of Little one Rights to ban the sport in India. Which is why, it’s shocking to see it escape the federal government ban.
In the meantime, right here’s the full list of 59 Chinese apps that have been banned in India. We have now additionally compiled a list of alternatives that you can use in the event you have been reliant on a few of them.