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Ban On Online Gaming Can Hurt Startups: CAIT To Karnataka Govt

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

Tue, 21 Sep 2021 - 10:17 AM / by Balaji L

Tags: Karnataka, Online Games, Banned, CAIT

Courtesy: Jhalak.com

Amazon

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Amazon Bans Multiple Chinese Products Due To Policy Violation

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.

Sun, 19 Sep 2021 - 10:10 AM / by Balaji L

Tags: Amazon, Brands, Chinese, Banned, ebay, Fair competition

Courtesy: The Times Of India

Ganesh Chaturthi Celebration, Delhi

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Celebration Of Ganesh Chaturthi Banned In Public Places: DDMA

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

Wed, 08 Sep 2021 - 06:55 PM / by Athira Chandran

Tags: Ganesh Chaturthi, Banned, prohibition, Covid -19, Delhi

Courtesy: Hindustan Times

facebook and tik tok

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Tech Giants Facebook, Tiktok Continues To Ban Talibans

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.

Wed, 18 Aug 2021 - 08:55 PM / by Balaji L

Tags: Taliban, Facebook, promotion, Banned

Courtesy: CNBC

WhatsApp

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WhatsApp Bans 2 Million Indian Users For Sharing Unwanted Content

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.

Fri, 16 Jul 2021 - 02:01 PM / by Umang Bafna

Tags: WhatsApp, IT, India, Banned

Courtesy: The Wire

Mastercard

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RBI Bans Mastercard From Adding New Users, Issuing Debit Cards

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.

Thu, 15 Jul 2021 - 12:40 PM / by Aditi Chavan

Tags: Mastercard, RBI, Local Data Storage Rules, Noncompliance, Banned

Courtesy: TechCrunch

Mountaineer Narender Yadav

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Nepal Bans Haryana Mountaineers For Faking Mount Everest Summit

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

Thu, 11 Feb 2021 - 12:21 PM / by Ashly Ann Varghese

Tags: mount everest, Nepal, Mountaineers, Narender Singh Yadav, Seema Rani, Banned

Courtesy: The Indian Express

Anti-Smoking

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Haryana Govt To Launch Anti-Tobacco Drive In Colleges From Jan 26

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

Sun, 24 Jan 2021 - 07:46 PM / by Sakshi Teresa Emmanuel

Tags: Haryana, Haryana CM, Monohar Lal Khatrar, Anti-Tobacco Drive, Privatisation, Cigarettes, Banned, colleges, Universities, Slogan

Courtesy: NDTV

Enrique Lopez Perez

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8-Year Ban On Spaniard Lopez Perez For Match Fixing In 2017

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.

Tue, 01 Dec 2020 - 06:40 PM / by Dharshana Vijayan

Tags: Enrique Lopez Perez, TENNIS, Tennis Integrity Unit, Banned, Match Fixing, Ban

Courtesy: The Indian Express

India bans 43 more apps

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AliExpress & 42 More Apps Banned; Indian Cyber Crime Proclaims Security Breach

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

Tue, 24 Nov 2020 - 05:49 PM / by Bhavyata Kagrana

Tags: Mobile Applications, Banned, China, India, ministry of electronics and information technology

Courtesy: Livemint