Wednesday, 30 November, 2022
TopicOnline gaming

Topic: online gaming

Why is Rummy so popular?

Rummy is a traditional card game that has been an integral part of Indian culture. The existing popularity of the offline version has fuelled the popularity of the online one.

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.

On Camera

YourTurn

A group picture of Supreme court judges at Supreme Court in New Delhi | Praveen Jain | ThePrint

Ambedkar rejected collegium system, said CJI supremacy on judges’ appointment is dangerous

In May 1949, the Constituent Assembly debated the Collegium system, only to reject it thrice. Now the SC is assuming that role once again.
A computer shop in Bengaluru | Representational image | Facebook

India’s laptop imports surged to $5 bn in first 9 months of 2022. Nearly 73% came from China

Since 2017, China has accounted for around 75 per cent of India’s laptop imports, but the government is now expanding its list of importing partners.

Defence

A soldier with 'Arjun', a black kite trained to down enemy drones, during the Yudh Abhyas exercise being held in Auli, Uttarakhand | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

It’s a plane, no it’s a bird! Army’s training eagles & falcons to swoop down on hostile drones

The birds are also being trained for surveillance at Remount Veterinary Corps Centre in Meerut, with cameras fitted to their heads to record videos.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.