Saturday, 20 August, 2022
TopicOnline gaming

Topic: online gaming

GST hike would be ‘catastrophic’, says online gaming industry, as council defers proposal

All India Gaming Federation, E-Gaming Federation, and Federation of Indian Fantasy Sports, which represent over 90% of online skill gaming market in India, issued joint statement Wednesday.

India’s media & entertainment industry to be worth Rs 4.3 lakh crore by 2026, says PwC report

PwC report predicts that India will overtake China as the 'biggest world market for print edition readership in 2025'.

Connect, compete, earn: How Covid lockdowns set Indian gaming industry on path to $2 bn by 2023

Online gaming grew 28% to reach approximately US$1.3 billion in India in 2021, compared to US$906 million in 2019. Industry is hopeful of growth in revenues as well as jobs.

Fast emerging online gaming and betting sector in India

With fast and low-cost internet access, playing online games and streaming videos has become a norm among Indians.

Party Casino reveals the most fascinating abandoned gaming halls from across world

There are many casinos across the globe that have been abandoned, left empty and decaying.

‘Online games of skill fall under freedom of speech & expression’: Why HC junked Karnataka ban

Karnataka Police Act was amended in 2021 to put a stop to gambling. It made operating and participating in online fantasy games with money a cognisable, non-bailable offence.

‘Ultra vires to Constitution’ — Karnataka HC quashes portions of law banning online gaming

Two-judge division bench also issues a writ of mandamus restraining respondents from interfering in online gaming and allied activities of petitioners.

Sony buys ‘Halo’ and ‘Destiny’ video game’s developer Bungie for $3.6 billion

Buying Bungie will give Sony one of the most popular first-person shooter games to compete with Call of Duty series, which Sony’s main rival, Microsoft, now owns through Activision.

E-Gaming body wants to self-regulate, no chance without govt intervention say many detractors

Electronic Gaming Federation is to set new standards to cover even casual gaming, but they're not binding on member platforms. Experts say body has no powers to enforce them.

Not just yoga, meditation or jogging — online gaming is good for your mental health too

Multiplayer gaming platforms such as Roblox and Minecraft are becoming an increasingly important tool for clinicians as a treatment.

On Camera

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Sir Ganga Ram hospital Consultants, Residents and DNB students hold placards during a protest in New Delhi, on 30 December 2021 | PTI

Distrust of Indian doctors isn’t new. Class-caste bias always ruled medical profession

As a practising doctor, I discovered large question marks on claims of a trustful patient-doctor relationship in the past. The routine dehumanisation of underprivileged patients remains a rarely mentioned topic.
Farmers plant paddy saplings in a field | PTI Photo

Good news from the farm as India’s FY22 foodgrain production estimated at record 316 mn tonnes

Wheat production estimate sees marginal upward revision to 106.8 million tons, though current rate lowest in 3 years.

Defence

Representational image. A file photo of an Indian Air Force Cheetah helicopter. | Photo: Commons

IAF operation underway to rescue Italian mountaineer stranded on Mount Nun in Ladakh

The IAF deployed its ‘Cheetah’ helicopter to rescue mountaineer Federico Nicoli. Mount Nun is the second highest peak in the Zanskar Valley of Ladakh.

Remember a convicted ‘non-guilty’ IAS officer, HC Gupta, when fretting over stalled economic reforms

The 2010-13 season of scandal-mongering still casts a shadow on Indian politics, and the victims are those at the lowest end of the decision-making chain.
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