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India just banned 230+ Chinese apps after being directed by the GOI and MeitY; List surfaces

The Government of India has ordered to ban 230+ Chinese apps to ban which include majority of of betting and loan lending apps. Government said "These apps collect a lot of user's data and hence is a threat to user's privacy" so these should be banned on an urgent basis. The action was initiated by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY)  on the recommendation of Ministry of Home Affairs.

Reports confirm that the Government began an analysis of 250+ Chinese apps around six months ago. It was stated that these apps could have accessed the 'Personal Information' of an Indian User. The action was taken into play after confirming that these Chinese apps attract 'Section 69' of the 'IT Act' as they contain material, which is prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India. 

'Final Report' also stated that the action behind the move was on many complaints of extortion and harassment of individuals who had availed small amount of loans through the mobile apps that are being run by those entities and persons. It further stated that these apps are the brainchild of Chinese nationals who hired Indians and made them directors in the operation, 

Desperate people are lured into taking on a loan and then jacked up the interest by up to 3000% annually. One's who were unable to repay the the interest or the loan itself were harassed. Majority of other Chinese apps and games were also banned with these loan and betting apps by the Central

India just banned 230+ Chinese apps after being directed by the GOI and MeitY; List surfaces

These are the list of apps banned by the Government of India:
The 50 apps and games listed below were accused of collecting user's data and hence putting the user's privacy at risk. For more information, you can check other sources

1. Garena Free Fire Illuminate

2. Beauty Camera Selfie Camera

3. Lica Cam selfie camera app

4. Music Player- Music.Mp3 Player

5. Voice Recorder & Voice Changer

6. Music Plus MP3 Player

7. Equalizer Pro Volume Booster & Bass Booster

8. Viva Video Editor Snack Video Maker with Music

9. Music Player Equalizer & MP3

10. Volume Booster Loud Speaker & Sound Booster

11. Music Player MP3 Player

12. CamCard for SalesForce Ent

13. Isoland 2: Ashes of Time Lite

14. Rise of Kingdoms: Lost Crusade

15. APUS Security HD (Pad Version)

16. Parallel Space Lite 32 Support

17. Video Player Media All Format

18. Nice video baidu

19. Tencent Xriver

20. Onmyoji Chess

21. Onmyoji Arena

22. AppLock

23. Dual Space Lite Multiple Accounts & Clone App

24. Dual Space Pro Multiple Accounts & App Cloner

25. DualSpace Lite 32Bit Support

26. Dual Space 32Bit Support

27. Dual Space 64Bit Support

28. Dual Space Pro 32Bit Support

29. Conquer Online MMORPG Game

30. Conquer Online Il

31. Live Weather & Radar Alerts

32. Notes- Color Notepad, Notebook

33. MP3 Cutter Ringtone Maker & Audio Cutter

34. Equalizer & Bass Booster Music Volume EQ

35. Barcode Scanner QR Code Scan

36. Equalizer Bass Booster & Volume EQ & Virtualizer

37. EVE Echoes

38. Astracraft

39. UU Game Booster-network solution for high ping

40. Extraordinary Ones

41. Badlanders

42. Stick Fight: The Game Mobile

43. Twilight Pioneers

44. CuteU: Match With The World

45. Small World-Enjoy groupchat and video chat

46. CuteU Pro

47. FancvU Video Chat & Meetup

48. Real: Go Live. Make Friends

49. MoonChat: Enjoy Video Chats

50. Real Lite -video to live

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