Indian Government Bans PUBG

The full list of 118 Chinese mobile applications banned by the government

The Ministry of Information and Technology on September 2, 2020, banned PUBG and 118 other widely popular Chinese mobile applications. PUBG is an online multiplayer shooting game.

“The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, Government of India invoking it’s power under section 69A of the Information Technology Act read with the relevant provisions of the Information Technology (Procedure and Safeguards for Blocking of Access of Information by Public) Rules 2009 and in view of the emergent nature of threats has decided to block 118 mobile apps since in view of information available they are engaged in activities which is prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, defence of India, security of state and public order,” the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology said in an official release.

Complete list of 118 banned apps by the Indian government:

S. No.Name of the banned apps
1APUS Launcher Pro-Theme, Live Wallpapers, Smart
2APUS Launcher-Theme, Call Show, Wallpaper, HideApps
3APUS Security- Antivirus, Phone Security, Cleaner
4APUS Turbo Cleaner 2020- Junk Cleaner, Anti Virus
5APUS Flashlight- Free & Bright
6Cut Cut- Cut Out  & Photo Background Editor
7Baidu
8Baidu Expression Edition
9FaceU- Inspire Your Beauty
10ShareSave by Xiaomi: Latest Gadgets, amazing deals
11CamCard- Business Card Reader
12CamCard Business
13CamCard for Salesforce
14CamOcr
15InNote
16VooV Meeting- Tencent Video Conferencing
17Super Clean-  Master of Cleaner, Phone Booster
18WeChat Reading
19Government WeChat
20Small Q Brush
21Tencent Weiyun
22Pitu
23WeChat Work
24Cyber Hunter
25Cyber Hunter Lite
26Knives Out- No rules, Just Fight!
27Super Mecha Champions
28LifeAfter
29Dawn of Isles
30Ludo World- Ludo Superstar
31Chess Rush
32PUBG Mobile Nordic Map: Livik
33PUBG MOBILE LITE
34Rise of Kingdoms: Lost Crusade
35Art of Conquest: Dark Horizon
36Dank Tanks
37Warpath
38Game of Sultans
39Gallery Vault- Hide Pictures and Videos
40. Smart AppLock ( App Protect)
41Message Lock (SMS Lock)- Gallery Vault Developer Team
42Hide App- Hide Application Icon
43AppLock
44AppLock Lite
45Dual Space- Multiple Accounts & App Cloner
46ZAKZAK Pro- Live Chat and Video Chat Online
47ZAKZAK Live- Live Streaming and Video Chat app
48Music- Mp3 Player
49Music Player- Audio Player & 10 bands equalizer
50HD Camera Selfie Beauty Camera
51Cleaner- Phone Booster
52Web Browser & Fast Explorer
53Video Player All Format for Android
54Photo Gallery HD & Editor
55Photo Gallery & Album
56Music Player- Bass Booster-Free Download
57HD Camera- Beauty Cam with Filters & Panorama
58HD Camera Pro & Selfie Camera
59Music Player- Mp3 Player & 10 bands equalizer
60Gallery HD
61. Web Browser- Fast, Privacy & Light Web Explorer
62. Web Browser- Secure explorer
63Music Player- Audio Player
64Video Player- All Format HD Video Player
65Lamour Love All over the world 
66Amour- video chat & call all over the world 
67MV Master- Make your Status Video & Community
68MV Master- Best Video Maker & Photo Video editor
69APUS Message Centre- Intelligent Management
70LivU Meet New people & Video Chat with Strangers
71Carrom Friends- Carrom Board & pool Game
72Ludo All-Star- Play Online Ludo Game & Board Games
73Bike Racing: Moto Traffic Rider Bike Racing Games
74Rangers of Oblivion: Online Action MMO RPG Game
75Z Camera: Photo Editor, Beauty Selfie, Collage
76Go SMS Pro:- Messenger, Free Themes, Emojis
77U-Dictionary: Oxford Dictionary Free Now Translate
78Ulike- Define your selfie in trendy style
79Tantan- Date for Real
80MICO Chat: New Friends Banaen aur Live Chat Karen
81. Kitty Live: Live Streaming & Video Live Chat
82Malay Social Dating App to Date & Meet Singles
83Alipay
84AlipayHK
85Mobile Taobao
86Youku
87Road of Kings- Endless Glory
88Sina News
89Netease News
90Penguin FM
91Murderous Pursuits 
92Tencent Wishlist (Tencent Technology)
93Learn Chinese AI- Super Chinese
94HUYA Live- Game Live Stream
95Little Q Album
96Fighting Landlords- Free and happy fighting landlords
97Hi Meitu
98Mobile Legends: Pocket
99VPN for Tik Tok
100VPN for Tik Tok
101Penguin E- Sports Live Assistant
102Buy Cars- offer everything you need, special offers and low prices
103iPick
104Beauty Camera Plus- Sweet camera & Face Selfie
105Parallel Space Lite- Dual App
106Chief Almighty: First Thunder BC
107MARVEL Super war NetEase games
108AFK Arena
109Creative Destruction NetEase Games
110Crusaders of Light NetEase Games
111Mafia City Yota Games
112Onmyoji NetEase Games
113Ride Out Heroes NetEase Games
114Yimeng Jianghu-Chu Liuxiang  has been fully upgraded
115Legend: Rising Empire NetEase Games
116Arena of Valor: 5v5 Arena Games 
117Soul Hunters 
118Rules of Survival 

Tencent’s PUBG Mobile ranks among the world’s top five smartphone games with over 734 million downloads. There are close to 50 million active PUBG players in India, according to reports and the game clocks in some 13 million daily users.

According to the IT Ministry, the Apps “are engaged in activities which are prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, defence of India, security of state and public order”.

“This decision is a targeted move to ensure safety, security and sovereignty of Indian cyberspace,” the statement said, adding that the move would safeguard the interests of crores of Indian mobile and internet users.

Also See: Govt bans 59 Chinese apps including TikTok And Shareit

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