Confederation of Indian Traders (CAIT) requested Karnataka CM Basavaraj Bommai to relook at the proposed bill to ban online gaming because it'll be a major blow for Indian startups, the gaming industry, and the animation industry. CAIT's General Secretary, Praveen Khandelwal also warned against gamers who "turn to harmful offshore and betting apps''. Reportedly, the ban will affect 623 gaming startups in India such as Dream 11, Nazara, MPL,… read-more
Due to repeated violations of Amazon's Community policies, around 600 Chinese brands have been removed and banned from its platform. It was stated that the ban against the Chinese brands was not a campaign against China but to prove to companies that Amazon promotes healthy and fair competition. Chinese companies are now venturing into other E-Commerce companies like eBay and Ali Express.
Courtesy: The Times Of India
Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) has released a statement prohibiting any public celebrations of Ganesh Chaturthi in the city. Besides, any other social, cultural, political, entertainment and religious festival-related gatherings will not be encouraged. While the citizens will not be permitted to visit any religious places, the officials will also ensure that no idols of Ganesha be placed in any kind of tent or pandals, this year… read-more
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In an interview with CBNC, Facebook, and Tik Tok officials stated that the 'ban' over the posts that promote 'Talibans' will continue. The accounts or content that supports and promotes the community will continue to be removed. However, Facebook clarified that the ban also applies to Instagram and WhatsApp. Taliban spokesperson Zabihullah Mujahid criticized the tech giants for not respecting Talibani's 'freedom of speech.
The facebook-owned digital messaging platform, Whatsapp has evicted over 1 million Indian accounts within May 15- June 15 period. The app also recorded 345 grievance reports during the same time period. Reportedly, the majority of the accounts were banned for spamming users and automated messaging. Also, some accounts were banned for using provoking content. Every month, at least eight million accounts are disabled globally.
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RBI has banned Mastercard from issuing new debit, credit, or prepaid cards in India owing to the noncompliance with local data storage rules. “Notwithstanding the lapse of considerable time and adequate opportunities being given, the entity is noncompliant with the directions on Storage of Payment System Data,” RBI stated on July 14. However, this development will not affect the existing users once it comes into effect from July 22.
Over accusations of counterfeiting, Nepal's Tourism Ministry (MoCTCA) has dismissed the summit certificate issued to Haryana-based mountaineers Narender Singh Yadav and Seema Rani besides fining guide and organisers. Authorities, during examinations, found that both Yadav and Rani had fabricated their Mount Everest summit by submitting forged documents and photographs. Consequently, MoCTCA accorded them six-year retrospective bans, commencing… read-more
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CM Manohar Lal Khattar-led Haryana government will start an anti-tobacco drive across all colleges and universities in the state from January 26. While painting anti-smoking slogans, the government would place volunteers near school displaying motivational messages. The recent orders ask every educational institution to place ‘Tobacco-free area’ sign outside the building and ‘Tobacco-Free Educational Institution’ within the premises. Earlier… read-more
The Tennis Integrity Unit on December 1 has imposed an eight-year ban to Spanish tennis player Enrique Lopez Perez for match-fixing in three instances during 2017 and has fined him for $25,000. The Anti-Corruption Officer Richard McLaren has found the 29-year-old tennist guilty for breaching the rule thrice, while two other allegations went unproven. Perez had a career-high singles ranking of 154 and doubles ranking of 135 in 2019.
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Around 43 mobile applications including 'AliExpress', an e-commerce platform have been banned on November 24 by the Indian government. Under the statement issued by the Ministry of Electronics and IT, and potential threats received by the India cyber crime co-ordination centre, these apps have been found engaged with the sovereignty and integrity of India. Nearly five months ago several such applications were banned, and currently the count … read-more