Saturday, 22 January, 2022

Topic: PUBG

Coding prodigy behind PUBG game, Kim Chang-han, eyes IPO worth billions

Since 2000, Kim Chang-han has created three multiplayer online games at three startups that all fell flat. PUBG was his last attempt to succeed in the business.

New version of PUBG mobile game to be launched in India soon

PUBG was earlier published by a Chinese company in India, and was subsequently banned in September. The new version is published by PUBG Corp., a South Korean subsidiary.

Fantasy sports like Dream11 are a good candidate for self-regulation

Fantasy sports platforms like Dream11 are legitimate businesses protected by Article 19(1)(g) of the Indian Constitution.

News debates turn into daily soaps while India’s Covid tally crosses 4 million

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.

‘Shrinking’ of Parliament, and Nirmala Sitharaman’s loan fix for every issue

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.

How India bans apps, can ban be beaten? All you want to know about govt’s China app ban

Experts offer answers on the multiple questions surrounding India’s ban on Chinese apps, which comes amid soaring border tensions between the nations.

Modi’s surgical strike on PUBG draws a new political line in Indian families

After the JEE-NEET saga, PUBG’s ban is more bad news for Indian students, who earned big bucks live streaming themselves shooting pixelated figures on a screen.

PUBG, Baidu to WeChat Work — Here’s the full list of 118 Chinese apps banned by Modi govt

Modi govt announced a ban on 118 Chinese apps Wednesday following fresh clashes between India and China at the border. This is in addition to the 59 apps that were banned in June.

India bans PUBG & 117 other Chinese apps, terms them prejudicial to sovereignty

The banned apps include Baidu, Baidu Express Edition, Tencent Watchlist, FaceU, WeChat Reading and Tencent Weiyun, according to an official statement.

Priyanka lashes out at BSP, Abhishek Singhvi on PUBG & Trump wants more love from Twitter

The most politically correct and incorrect tweets of the day from across the political spectrum.

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File photo of students protesting against the reservation in Bandra | Representational image | ANI Photo

Indian drawing room talk on ‘merit’ stands demolished by Supreme Court NEET ruling

Supreme Court's explanation on the constitutional validity of OBC quota in NEET rejects commonly held views of dominant castes who are blind to India's social realities.
A visual representation of the digital Cryptocurrency, Bitcoin alongside US dollars | Photo: Dan Kitwood | Getty Images via Bloomberg

Joe Biden administration set to put itself at centre of US cryptocurrency policy

An executive order is being drafted which will soon set in place a govt strategy empowering US federal agencies to assess risks and opportunities posed by the digital assets.


A Centurion tank used by the Indian Army | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Centurion tank, other weapons used in 1965 & 1971 to add historical flavour to 26 Jan parade

These armoured vehicles and artillery pieces will symbolise battles fought by Indian armed forces over the past decades as part of celebration of 75 years of independence.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.