India bans 59 China-linked apps
NEW DELHI, June 29: India on Monday banned 59 mobile applications linked to China and asked phone companies to block them. The order came two weeks after the violent face-off between Indian and Chinese troops at the Line of Actual Control in Ladakh’s Galwan Valley.
“The Ministry of Information Technology, 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 59 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,” a government order issued late on Monday evening said.
“This move will safeguard the interests of crores of Indian mobile and internet users. This decision is a targeted move to ensure safety and sovereignty of Indian cyberspace,” the order added.
The complete list is as follows:
1.TikTok 2.Shareit 3.Kwai 4.UC Browser 5.Baidu map 6.Shein 7.Clash of Kings 8.DU battery saver 9.Helo 10.Likee 11.YouCam makeup 12.Mi Community 13.CM Browers 14.Virus Cleaner 15.APUS Browser 16.ROMWE 17.Club Factory 18.Newsdog 19.Beutry Plus 20.WeChat 21.UC News 22.QQ Mail 23.Weibo 24.Xender 25.QQ Music 26.QQ Newsfeed 27.Bigo Live 28.SelfieCity 29.Mail Master 30.Parallel Space 31.Mi Video Call – Xiaomi 32.WeSync 33.ES File Explorer 34.Viva Video – QU Video Inc 35.Meitu 36.Vigo Video 37.New Video Status 38.DU Recorder 39.Vault- Hide 40.Cache Cleaner DU App studio 41.DU Cleaner 42.DU Browser 43.Hago Play With New Friends 44.Cam Scanner 45.Clean Master – Cheetah Mobile 46.Wonder Camera 47.Photo Wonder 48.QQ Player 49.We Meet 50.Sweet Selfie 51.Baidu Translate 52.Vmate 53.QQ International 54.QQ Security Center 55.QQ Launcher 56.U Video 57.V fly Status Video 58.Mobile Legends 59.DU Privacy.
Nokia bags Rs 7,500 cr deal from Bharti Airtel
NEW DELHI, April 28: Telecom gear maker Nokia has bagged around Rs 7,500-crore deal from Bharti Airtel to deploy 4G network solution across nine circles, that will help boost network capacity and customer experience.
Bharti Airtel announced a multi-year agreement to deploy Nokia's Single Radio Access Network (SRAN) solution across nine circles in India, helping Airtel to enhance the network capacity of its networks, in particular 4G, and improve customer experience.
According to sources the deal size is around Rs 7,500 crore.
"The rollout, which will also lay the foundation for providing 5G connectivity in the future, will see approximately 300,000 radio units deployed across several spectrum bands, including 900 Mhz, 1800 Mhz, 2100 Mhz and 2300 Mhz, and is expected to be completed by 2022," Bharti Airtel said in a statement.
Reliance Jio, Vodafone, Airtel recharge vouchers with data benefits
NEW DELHI, Mar 28: Data consumption is on a high right now as millions of people stay indoors due to the Covid-19 lockdown. Not everyone has access to broadband or Wi-Fi but there are quite a bunch of recharge vouchers with data benefits.
Reliance Jio already introduced its work from home plan with data benefits. But it also has 4G data vouchers with not just data but calling benefits as well. Airtel and Vodafone also have recharge vouchers which users can get for data.
Reliance Jio’s work from home plan is priced at Rs 251 and it comes with 51 days validity and 2GB per day data. Jio had actually doubled the benefits on its 4G data vouchers starting at Rs 11 with 800MB data and 75 minutes of non-Jio calling. The Rs 21 voucher comes with 2GB data and 200 non-Jio calling minutes. As for the Rs 51 plan, users get 6GB data and 500 minutes of non-Jio calling. Lastly, the Rs 101 voucher gives 12GB of data and 1,000 minutes of non-Jio calling.
Vodafone’s data vouchers start at Rs 16 which offers 1GB data with 24 hours validity. Two more Vodafone data vouchers are available at Rs 48 and Rs 98 with 3GB and 6GB data respectively. Vodafone users can also opt for the Rs 199 recharge plan which offers 3GB daily data.
Airtel users have two options for data benefits. The first is priced at Rs 48 and it offers 3GB of data with 28 days validity. The second one is priced at Rs 98 and it offers 6GB of data for 28 days.