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India Bans 47 Chinese Apps, Cloned Copies of Apps Banned Last Month, List Includes Tiktok Lite, Helo Lite, SHAREit Lite & Others

Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology banned 47 apps which were variants and cloned copies of the 59 Chinese apps that were banned in the country last month.

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New Delhi, July 27: Ministry of and Information Technology banned 47 apps which were variants and cloned copies of the 59 Chinese apps that were banned in the country last month. These banned clones include Tiktok Lite, Helo Lite, SHAREit Lite, BIGO LIVE Lite and VFY Lite.

All of these apps are reportedly unavailable on the Google Play Store and Apple App Store.  further suggest that India has drawn up a list of 275 more Chinese apps amid the rising tensions between India and China. It is believed that the latest list of apps under the radar the popular PUBG Mobile, eCommerce platform AliExpress, popular game Ludo World, among others. PUBG Mobile, Ali Express to be Banned in India? Government Considering Ban on 275 More Chinese Apps Amid Rising Tensions Between India & China, Say Reports.

India Bans 47 Chinese Apps, Cloned Copies of Apps Banned Last Month

Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology bans 47 apps which were variants and cloned copies of the 59 Chinese apps that were banned in June. These banned clones include Tiktok Lite, Helo Lite, SHAREit Lite, BIGO LIVE Lite and VFY Lite. pic.twitter.com/oWHmAmoWlr

— ANI (@ANI) July 27, 2020

Last month, India had banned 59 Chinese apps, including popular ones like TikTok, UC Browser, citing data security concerns.

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Oppo A54 Smartphone With Triple Rear Cameras Launched in India at Rs 13,490

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Oppo A54 Smartphone With Triple Rear Cameras Launched in India at Rs 13,490




Oppo, the Chinese smartphone maker, officially launched the Oppo A54 smartphone in India. The handset will be made available for sale from tomorrow at 12 noon via Flipkart. Sale offers include up to Rs 1,000 off on HDFC Bank cards and credit card EMI, no-cost EMI, standard EMI options, 5 percent unlimited cashback on Flipkart Axis Bank and up to Rs 12,650 off via exchange deals. The phone comes in three colour options – Moonlight Gold, Starry Blue and Crystal Black. 5G Smartphone Confirmed To Be Priced in India Under Rs 20,000: Report.



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Oppo A54 (Photo Credits: Oppo India)




Oppo A54 is priced at Rs 13,490 for the 4GB + 64GB model whereas the 4GB + 128GB variant costs Rs 14,490. It features a 6.51-inch HD+ LCD display with a resolution of 1600×720 pixels. The handset comes powered by MediaTek Helio P35 SoC coupled with 4GB of RAM and up to 128GB of internal storage. For optics, the phone sports a triple rear camera module with a 13MP main lens, a 2MP macro camera and a 2MP bokeh lens. At the , there is a 16MP selfie snapper.

Oppo A54

Oppo A54 (Photo Credits: Oppo India)




Oppo A54 comes fuelled by a 5,000mAh battery with 15W fast charging support. Connectivity options include Bluetooth 5, GPS, a 3.5mm audio jack, a USB Type-C port, 4G and Wi-Fi. The device runs on an Android 10 ColorOS 7.2 operating system.



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Nokia Signs Agreement With LG Uplus To Tap South Korea’s 5G Equipment Market: Report

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Nokia Signs Agreement With LG Uplus To Tap South Korea’s 5G Equipment Market: Report




Seoul, April 19: Nokia, a Finnish telecom equipment giant, said on Monday it has signed an agreement with South Korean mobile carrier LG Uplus to install its next-generation indoor 5G equipment in the country. Nokia said it will deploy its small cell AirScale Indoor systems in indoor across the country, including shopping malls and office buildings, for LG Uplus’ 5G network. Nokia G10, Nokia G20, Nokia C10, Nokia C20, Nokia X10 & Nokia X20 Phones Launched.



The system allows seamless 5G connectivity between indoor and outdoor locations and can be easily upgraded to accommodate future network expansion, according to Nokia. South Korean telecom operators have recently focused on expanding 5G coverage in indoor locations amid complaints of lack of network availability, Yonhap news agency.




A government report late last year found that 5G was available in 61.8 percent of the total 4,516 major public buildings across the country’s 85 cities. LG Uplus uses 5G equipment from Nokia, Samsung Electronics Co., China’s Huawei Technologies Co. and Sweden’s Ericsson.



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Beware! WhatsApp Pink Installation Link is a Malware, Here’s What You Need To Do To Stay Safe

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WhatsApp users in India have reported that they are receiving a link on WhatsApp claiming to turn the app’s theme from Green to Pink. The link also reportedly claims to new features to the users. This new link has been spreading like fire on WhatsApp and you must stay safe from it because it is malware. If you have received this link then do not click on it because it is a virus. WhatsApp Privacy Update: After India, Brazil Targets Messaging App’s New Privacy Policy Update.



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WhatsApp Pink (Photo Credits: Rajaharia Twitter)




It is important to note that no link can change WhatsApp’s logo or theme to Pink by just clicking on it. If there would be a change in the logo or theme, then the Facebook-owned company will officially announce the same. This malware link has been reportedly introduced to trick WhatsApp users and steal access to their accounts. Cybersecurity members have also reportedly suggested that clicking on any suspicious WhatsApp Pink installation link received on WhatsApp will hack users’ phone and hackers can get access to their WhatsApp accounts.

WhatsApp Pink

WhatsApp Pink (Photo Credits: Rajaharia Twitter)




Cybersecurity expert ‘Rajshekhar Rajaharia’ also made users aware of this malware link by sharing it on social media. Here’s how you can stay safe from this WhatsApp’s Pink installation link malware.

1. Identify the link, check the keywords, spelling errors and grammatical mistakes in the URL.

2. Avoid clicking on links that promise gifts and unofficial changes to the app.

3. Do not share a suspicious link to other WhatsApp groups, family or friends

4. Check the official website of WhatsApp and look if there is any feature by the company that changes its logo from Green to Pink.

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