Govt bans 59 Chinese apps including TikTok, SHAREit: India’s
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Amid the heightened tensions with China along the Line of Actual Control (LAC), the Indian government on Monday (29 June) took an unprecedented step and decided to ban at least 59 Chinese apps.

The list of 59 mobile apps with their origin in China includes TikTok, SHAREit, US Browser, Mi Community, UC News, Xender, CamScanner, among others.

The order issued by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) stated that the 59 apps that have been banned by the Government of India "are prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, defense of India, the security of the state and public order”.

The order added: "This move will safeguard the interests of crores of Indian mobile and internet users. This decision is a targeted move to ensure the safety and sovereignty of Indian cyberspace."

What led to the move?

The development has come in the wake of a massive spike in tensions along the 3,488-kilometer-long de-facto border with China, following the Galwan Valley clash in which 20 Indian soldiers were killed in action.

The Indian and Chinese troops have been engaged in the eyeball-to-eyeball situation along the LAC at several locations for nearly two months now.

The first violent clash had taken place between the troops of the two armies at Pangong Tso on May 5, in which nearly 100 troops were injured.

Source: https://www.timesnownews.com/india/article/india-s-digital-strike-on-china-amid-lac-tensions-govt-decides-to-ban-many-chinese-apps/613777
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SK H●●●●●R J●●●L General Medicine
Is this medical news???
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Its a safety measure for all the users. Its a security concern about all of us who use these apps and may get trapped due to ignorance.
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