Government of India bans 43 more mobile applications – List and Details

    The Government of India has announced a new list of 43 mobile applications that will be banned in the country. The list includes four major apps of the Chinese giant AliExpress, a platform popular for its wholesale and retail sales across the globe. The center said that the banned apps posed a threat to the data and privacy of Indian users and hence will be banned.

    The official statement from the Government states that “Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, Government of India today issued an order under section 69A of the Information Technology Act blocking access to 43 mobile apps”

    This is the third time that the GOI has banned applications in the country, the first wave came in June which saw the ban of 59 Chinese apps including TikTok. The second list was released in nearly September with 199 apps which included the popular game PUBG Mobile. This third list contains 59 apps of Chinese origin, which sees the ban on AliExpress this time.

    The reason behind the ban is the sovereignty, integrity, and safety of Indian users. These applications were a threat to Indian users’ data, as per the Indian IT Ministry and Government Officials.

    The list of all the banned applications is as follows –

    1) AliSuppliers Mobile App
    2) Alibaba Workbench
    3) AliExpress – Smarter Shopping, Better Living
    4) Alipay Cashier
    5) Lalamove India – Delivery App
    6) Drive with Lalamove India
    7) Snack Video
    8) CamCard – Business Card Reader
    9) CamCard – BCR (Western)
    10) Soul- Follow the soul to find you
    11) Chinese Social – Free Online Dating Video App & Chat
    12) Date in Asia – Dating & Chat For Asian Singles
    13) WeDate-Dating App
    14) Free dating app-Singol, start your date!
    15) Adore App
    16) TrulyChinese – Chinese Dating App
    17) TrulyAsian – Asian Dating App
    18) ChinaLove: dating app for Chinese singles
    19) DateMyAge: Chat, Meet, Date Mature Singles Online
    20) AsianDate: find Asian singles
    21) FlirtWish: chat with singles
    22) Guys Only Dating: Gay Chat
    23) Tubit: Live Streams
    24) WeWorkChina
    25) First Love Live- super hot live beauties live online
    26) Rela – Lesbian Social Network
    27) Cashier Wallet
    28) MangoTV
    29) MGTV-HunanTV official TV APP
    30) WeTV – TV version
    31) WeTV – Cdrama, Kdrama&More
    32) WeTV Lite
    33) Lucky Live-Live Video Streaming App
    34) Taobao Live
    35) DingTalk
    36) Identity V
    37) Isoland 2: Ashes of Time
    38) BoxStar (Early Access)
    39) Heroes Evolved
    40) Happy Fish
    41) Jellipop Match-Decorate your dream island!
    42) Munchkin Match: magic home building
    43) Conquista Online II

    After releasing the list of banned applications, an official government body said that

    “Government is committed to protecting the interests of citizens and sovereignty and integrity of India on all fronts and it shall take all possible steps to ensure that”

    Chinmay Dhumal
    Chinmay Dhumal
    Chinmay Dhumal is a passionate tech enthusiast who while is a student, but studies tech and gaming more than he is supposed to, but he enjoys what he does. Bio provided by Chetan Bhawani!

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