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PUBG among 118 more mobile apps banned by Indian govt

The Indian government on Wednesday blocked 118 more mobile applications, including PUBG, in the interest of “sovereignty and integrity of India, defence of India, the security of the state and public order” by invoking Section 69 of Information Technology Act.

In June this year, India banned 59 apps with Chinese links, including TikTok, UC Browser, Weibo, Baidu Map and Baidu Translate saying they were prejudicial to sovereignty, integrity and security of the country.

Here’s the complete list of the all 118 apps that have been banned today:

  • APUS Launcher Pro- Theme, Live Wallpapers, Smart
  • APUS Launcher-Theme, Call Show, Wallpaper, HideApps
  • APUS Security -Antivirus, Phone Security, Cleaner
  • APUS Turbo Cleaner 2020- Junk Cleaner, Anti-Virus
  • APUS Flashlight-Free & Bright
  • Cut Cut – Cut Out & Photo Background Editor
  • Baidu
  • Baidu Express Edition
  • FaceU – Inspire your Beauty
  • ShareSave by Xiaomi: Latest gadgets, amazing deals
  • CamCard – Business Card Reader
  • CamCard Business
  • CamCard for Salesforce
  • CamOCR
  • InNote
  • VooV Meeting – Tencent Video Conferencing
  • Super Clean – Master of Cleaner, Phone Booster
  • WeChat reading
  • Government WeChat
  • Small Q brush
  • Tencent Weiyun
  • Pitu
  • WeChat Work
  • Cyber Hunter
  • Cyber Hunter Lite
  • Knives Out-No rules, just fight!
  • Super Mecha Champions
  • LifeAfter
  • Dawn of Isles
  • Ludo World-Ludo Superstar
  • Chess Rush
  • PUBG MOBILE Nordic Map: Livik
  • PUBG MOBILE LITE
  • Rise of Kingdoms: Lost Crusade
  • Art of Conquest: Dark Horizon
  • Dank Tanks
  • Warpath
  • Game of Sultans
  • Gallery Vault – Hide Pictures And Videos
  • Smart AppLock (App Protect)
  • Message Lock (SMS Lock)-Gallery Vault Developer Team
  • Hide App-Hide Application Icon
  • AppLock
  • AppLock Lite
  • Dual Space – Multiple Accounts & App Cloner
  • ZAKZAK Pro – Live chat & video chat online
  • ZAKZAK LIVE: live-streaming & video chat app
  • Music – Mp3 Player
  • Music Player – Audio Player & 10 Bands Equalizer
  • HD Camera Selfie Beauty Camera
  • Cleaner – Phone Booster
  • Web Browser & Fast Explorer
  • Video Player All Format for Android
  • Photo Gallery HD & Editor
  • Photo Gallery & Album
  • Music Player – Bass Booster – Free Download
  • HD Camera – Beauty Cam with Filters & Panorama
  • HD Camera Pro & Selfie Camera
  • Music Player – MP3 Player & 10 Bands Equalizer
  • Gallery HD
  • Web Browser – Fast, Privacy & Light Web Explorer
  • Web Browser – Secure Explorer
  • Music player – Audio Player
  • Video Player – All Format HD Video Player
  • Lamour Love All Over The World
  • Amour- video chat & call all over the world.
  • MV Master – Make Your Status Video & Community
  • MV Master – Best Video Maker & Photo Video Editor
  • APUS Message Center-Intelligent management
  • LivU Meet new people & Video chat with strangers
  • Carrom Friends : Carrom Board & Pool Game-
  • Ludo All Star- Play Online Ludo Game & Board Games
  • Bike Racing : Moto Traffic Rider Bike Racing Games
  • Rangers Of Oblivion : Online Action MMO RPG Game
  • Z Camera – Photo Editor, Beauty Selfie, Collage
  • GO SMS Pro – Messenger, Free Themes, Emoji
  • U-Dictionary: Oxford Dictionary Free Now Translate
  • Ulike – Define your selfie in trendy style
  • Tantan – Date For Real
  • MICO Chat: New Friends Banaen aur Live Chat karen
  • Kitty Live – Live Streaming & Video Live Chat
  • Malay Social Dating App to Date & Meet Singles
  • Alipay
  • AlipayHK
  • Mobile Taobao
  • Youku
  • Road of Kings- Endless Glory
  • Sina News
  • Netease News
  • Penguin FM
  • Murderous Pursuits
  • Tencent Watchlist (Tencent Technology
  • Learn Chinese AI-Super Chinese
  • HUYA LIVE – Game Live Stream
  • Little Q Album
  • Fighting Landlords – Free and happy Fighting Landlords
  • Hi Meitu
  • Mobile Legends: Pocket
  • VPN for TikTok
  • VPN for TikTok
  • Penguin E-sports Live assistant
  • Buy Cars-offer everything you need, special offers and low prices
  • iPick
  • Beauty Camera Plus – Sweet Camera & Face Selfie
  • Parallel Space Lite – Dual App
  • “Chief Almighty: First Thunder BC
  • MARVEL Super War NetEase Games
  • AFK Arena
  • Creative Destruction NetEase Games
  • Crusaders of Light NetEase Games
  • Mafia City Yotta Games
  • Onmyoji NetEase Games
  • Ride Out Heroes NetEase Games
  • Yimeng Jianghu-Chu Liuxiang has been fully upgraded
  • Legend: Rising Empire NetEase Games
  • Arena of Valor: 5v5 Arena Games
  • Soul Hunters
  • Rules of Survival

International News

Mustapha Adib becomes new Prime Minister of Lebanon

Lebanon’s ambassador to Germany, Mustapha Adib was appointed prime minister in crisis-hit Lebanon. Adib, who has been Beirut’s Berlin envoy since 2013, is affiliated with a small Sunni party headed by former Prime Minister Najib Mikati.

Days after the blast, the government of Prime Minister Hassan Diab, a self-styled technocrat, stepped down. President Michel Aoun asked Lebanon’s ambassador to Germany Mr Adib to form a new government after he secured 90 votes in the 128-member Parliament.

Useful Notes for all competitive exams:

  • Capital of Lebanon: Beirut.
  • The currency of Lebanon: Lebanese pound.

Business News

ICICI Prudential Life launched voice chatbot “LiGo” on Google Assistant

ICICI Prudential Life Insurance Company Limited has introduced an Artificial intelligence (AI)-powered voice chatbot, “LiGo”, on Google Assistant.

This will enable the company’s policyholders to address their queries by simple voice commands. It provides an easy to use and convenient service touch-point for customers.

Useful Notes for all competitive exams:

  • ICICI Prudential Life Insurance Company Limited CMD:  N. S. Kannan.
  • ICICI Prudential Life Insurance Company Limited HeadOffice: Mumbai, Maharashtra.

Appointments News

Aveek Sarkar becomes new Chairman of Press Trust of India

The Editor Emeritus and Vice Chairman of the Ananda Bazar Group of Publications, Aveek Sarkar has been selected as the chairman of Press Trust of India (PTI). He succeeds Vijay Kumar Chopra, Chief Editor of the Punjab Kesari Group of newspapers.

Useful Notes for all competitive exams:

  • PTI Headquarters location: New Delhi.
  • PTI Founded: 27 August 1947.

Pramod Chandra Mody gets 6-month extension as CBDT Chairman

The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) has allowed extension in the re-appointment of  Pramod Chandra Mody as Chairman, Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) for a time of six months with impact from 01.09.2020 to 28.02.2021 or until further orders. The CBDT is headed by a chairman and can have a maximum of six members. It frames policy for the Income-Tax Department.

Useful Notes for all competitive exams:

  • Central Board of Direct Taxes Established: 1924.
  • Central Board of Direct Taxes Headquarters: New Delhi.

Hemant Khatri becomes new CMD of Hindustan Shipyard Limited

Commodore, Hemant Khatri (Retd) has assumed charge as the Chairman and Managing Director of state-owned defence shipbuilder, Hindustan Shipyard Ltd (HSL) at Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh. He will replace Rear Admiral L V Sarat Babu (Retd). Previously, Hemant Khatri was serving as the Director of Strategic Projects HSL.

Useful Notes for all competitive exams:

  • Hindustan Shipyard Ltd Established: 22 June 1941.
  • Hindustan Shipyard Ltd Headquarters: Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh.

Defence News

MoD signs contracts worth Rs 2580 Cr with BEML, TPCL & L&T

Acquisition Wing of Ministry of Defence (MoD) has signed a contract worth Rs 2580 Cr with M/s. Bharat Earth Movers Ltd. (BEML), M/s. Tata Power Company Ltd. (TPCL) and M/s. Larsen & Toubro (L&T).

The contract has been signed for the supply of six Pinaka Regiments to the Regiment of Artillery of the Indian Army and hence will enhance the operational preparedness of our Armed Forces.

Useful Notes for all competitive exams:

  • Union Minister of Defence: Raj Nath Singh.

Schemes and Committees

Committee set up to review effective utilisation of AFHQ CS cadre

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has approved the setting up of 3-member committee headed by Lt. Gen. Shekatkar (retired) to review the effective utilisation of the Armed Forces Headquarters Civil Services (AFHQ CS) cadre.

Two other members of the committee are R. Chandrashekhar, a retired AFHQ cadre officer, and AN Das from the MoD finance wing. The committee will enable the Defence Ministry to optimise the civil as well as military administrative appointments in the service headquarters.


Science & Technology

IIT-Bombay students launch AI-based scanning app “AIR Scanner”

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay, students have launched a mobile scanner application named as “AIR Scanner”. It is available on play store for free.

The app saves the scanned document in PDF format and stores directly in the device. The AI (Artificial Intelligence) based Reading Assistant and Document Scanner app is developed by Rohit Kumar Chaudhary and Kavin Agrawal.

Useful Notes for all competitive exams:

  • IIT-Bombay Headquarters: Mumbai, Maharashtra.
  • Director of IIT-Bombay: Subhasis Chaudhuri.

Summit and Conferences

CFI to host first-ever Cycling Summit in 2021

The Cycling Federation of India (CFI) is all set to host the first-ever Cycling Summit in 2021, with an aim to promote the culture of cycling in the country. This one-day summit is designed to promote the culture of cycling and exchange knowledge with budding and professional cyclists.

The Cycling Summit 2021 will be hosted in Delhi, Mumbai, and Bangalore and is expected to be a unique confluence of cycling enthusiasts, renowned athletes, and businesses from all over the country.

Useful Notes for all competitive exams:

  • President of Cycling Federation of India: Parminder Singh Dhindsa.
  • Cycling Federation of India Established: 1946.
  • Cycling Federation of India Headquarters: New Delhi.

Obituaries News

India’s 1st female cardiologist Dr S. Padmavati passes away

Noted cardiologist, Dr S Padmavati passed away at the age of 103 years due to COVID-19. She was the first female cardiologist of India and was popularly known as “God Mother of Cardiology”.

She was the founder of the National Heart Institute. She was born in Burma (now Myanmar) in 1917, a year before the world was hit by the Spanish Flu pandemic.


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