PUBG Mobile January Update: All you need to know- PUBG Mobile comeback, New India country head, new appointee, Ministry’s clarification
PUBG Mobile January Update – Great sign for PUBG Mobile comeback, PUBG appoints new India country head : After a series of uneventful updates and no-go from the Ministry of Electronic and Information Technology, there is a blink of freshness in the news that revolves around PUBGM India. Krafton, PUBGM India’s parent company has now appointed a country manager for India– Aneesh Aravind.
Aravind, has over 15 years of experience in the gaming industry, having worked with giants like Zynga and Tencent. Prior to his stint with Krafton Inc, he was managing the South Asian region for Tencent.
After PUBGM’s ban in India on 2nd September, there is no update on when PUBGM India will get launched in the country. The ministry hasn’t granted a single hearing to PUBG officials.
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PUBG Mobile comeback January Updates- new appointee: Krafton Inc is slowly but steadily trying to claw its way into the Indian gaming industry after PUBG Mobile was banned by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MEITY). It was just yesterday that InsideSport had reported the appointment of Aneesh Aravind as the country manager for Krafton Inc.
It is now being reported that Krafton Inc has added more people to the team. The team now includes Akash Jumde who has been appointed as the Visual Content Designer, Piyush Agarwal as the Finance Manager, Arpita Priyadarshini is the Senior Community Manager and Karan Pathak is appointed as the Senior Esports Manager.
PUBG Mobile Korean Version – MEITY clarifies, individual playing PUBG doesn’t evoke penalty : The Indian Esports industry off late has been going through plenty of discussions regarding whether it is ethical and legal for content creators and streamers to play the Korean version of PUBG Mobile, since the global version is banned in the country.
The controversy rose to the point that a law student, Prasoon Shekhar filed an RTI to the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) for clarification, In his RTI, he asked a few points to which he was sent a reply.
Prasoon Shekhar asked for the following information under the Right to Information Act: 1.
Provide the provision of law that governs what happens if somebody disobeys the ban imposed on Chinese applications like PUBG Mobile.
What is the maximum punishment and penalty that can be imposed on the defaulter, if at all?
Provide the number of persons prosecuted (till date of reply to RTI application) for violating the imposed ban and restrictions on Chinese applications.
There is no penalty prescribed for individual users of mobile apps such as TikTok, PUBG, CamScanner, UC Browser etc which were blocked by the Ministry citing security concerns.
However, according to Section 69A of the Information Technology Act, there is a penalty prescribed for intermediaries who don’t comply with the blocking orders.
“MeitY does not ban any App. However blocking of specified Apps was done under the provisions of Section 69A of the Information Technology Act, 2000 and its Rules namely Information Technology (Procedure and Safeguards for Blocking Access of Information by the Public) Rules, 2009. Section 69A of the Act provides for penalty to intermediaries for non-compliance of the blocking order. However, no penalty is prescribed for individual users of such Apps”, the Ministry said in its reply.