Tuesday, Nov 30, 2021


RBI ‘Illegal Loan Apps’ Ban: What’s The Way Out For Customers?

Nov 28, 2021 Pushpita Dey

With RBI declaring 600 digital loan apps illegal recently, customers will get access to better data security and genuine loan apps. More than 200 apps have already been removed from the Google Play store.

Looking For A Loan? Here's How To Find A Trusted Lending App

Nov 22, 2021 Meghna Maiti

A plethora of lending apps have flooded the market. Most of these apps, used to cheat innocent people, are available on several app stores for Android users in the country. Check the credentials of the app before borrowing from them. Here’s a guide.

NDMC Launches 'Cleancity' App To Improve Sanitation

Citizens can download the 'Cleancity' mobile app through Google Playstore and Apple Store in a few days, as per New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC).

China Launches Campaign To Clean Up Apps To Protect User Rights

Jul 26, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

The order is part of a wider effort to crack down on tech industries and police use of personal information

Pakistan Court Lifts Ban On TikTok

The court had earlier banned the popular Chinese short video-sharing platform for spreading immorality in the country.

30 December, 2020

Top 5 Apps That Saw Us Through The Doom And Gloom Of 2020

Arshi Khanam

Here are 5 top-notch apps which moved out from our phone’s storage in a snap!

25 November, 2020

China Says It Firmly Opposes India's Move To Block More Of Its Apps

Outlook Web Bureau

'We firmly oppose the Indian side’s repeated use of “national security” as an excuse to prohibit some Mobile APPs with a Chinese background,' the spokesperson said

12 November, 2020

Delhi Launches E-Vehicle Service App For Covid-19 Patients


App to help with health check-ups, ambulance requirements, hospital admissions

30 June, 2020

TikTok Has Been Spying In India And Sending Data To China: Chingari Co-founder Sumit Ghosh

Satish Padmanabhan

Soon after Chinese video app TikTok was banned in India, a similar homegrown app Chingari saw a sudden rush of users, with 1 lakh downloads in just one hour. Outlook speaks to the co-founder of Chingari, Sumit Ghosh, about his plans.

18 July, 2019

FaceApp Now Has The Access To More Than 150 Million People's Faces And Names

Outlook Web Bureau

AI-based FaceApp takes internet by storm, but will the data collected be stored securely?

24 April, 2019

Ban On TikTok App Lifted By Madras High Court, But With Conditions. Read Here

Outlook Web Bureau

The ban on mobile application TikTok was lifted by the Madurai bench of the Madras High Court on Wednesday, subject to certain conditions.


23 April, 2019

7 Out Of 10 Women Cheat On Spouses In India, Claims Survey

Outlook Web Bureau

Nearly 77 per cent of Indian women who chose to cheat on their husbands reasoned that their marriage had become monotonous and finding a partner outside marriage allowed them to add excitement to their lives.

17 April, 2019

TikTok Ban In India: Govt Asks Google, Apple To Remove App From Play Store And App Store Respectively

Outlook Web Bureau

TikTok App Ban in India: The app continued to be available on both Apple and Google platforms on Tuesday after the Tamil Nadu state court upheld the ban and it wasn't immediately clear if and when the two tech giants would implement the court order.

04 April, 2019

'It's Encouraging Pornography': Madras High Court Asks Govt To Ban Video App TikTok

Outlook Web Bureau

The popularity of China-based video social networking app TikTok has risen quickly to become a craze among teenagers, especially in India, but not without its share of controversies.

12 February, 2019

Dating Apps Giving Sexual Predators, Paedophiles Easy Access To Children: Report

Outlook Web Bureau

Dating apps Tinder and Grindr were being questioned over their age verification requirements after several child abuse cases came to light.

07 December, 2018

Police Links 17-Year-Old Girl's Suicide In Maharashtra To Online Game

Outlook Web Bureau

Preliminary investigations have suggested the teenager was depressed and the phrase "cut here to exit" was written with ink on her wrist, an official said.

21 September, 2018

Google Still Permits Third-party Apps To Read Your Gmail

Outlook Web Bureau

The search giant Google, defends its policy to allow third-party apps to access and share data from gmail accounts, once again.


15 August, 2018

Patanjali's Kimbho Chat App Is Back After Being Taken Down More Than Two Months Ago

Outlook Web Bureau

The Haridwar-based firm has now put Kimbho's trail version on Google Play Store for downloads and plans to launch the app officially on August 27.

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A medic administers a dose of Covid-19 vaccine to a beneficiary at a government vaccination centre in Bengaluru.

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Hindu pilgrims offer prayers on the banks of Jhelum river during the Pushkar festival, at Shadipura village in Ganderbal district. Pilgrims arrived at the confluence of the Jhelum river and Sindh stream to celebrate the...

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A medic sorts the vials of Covid-19 vaccine at a government vaccination centre in Bengaluru.

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Students outside an examination centre after appearing in the CBSE 10th Social Science Theory (SST) Board Exams 2022 for Term-1, in Ghaziabad.

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Wrestler Deepak Punia waves towards his fans as he arrives at Jaiprakash Narayan airport, in Patna.

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Roses Among Thorns: The Many Solidarities Of Diverse Protests

Every act of dissent is an art. Of pain and pathos. Of hope and new dawn. It’s their story. It’s everyone’s story.


Farm Law Repeal Has Given New Life To Idea Of Protest In India

Dissent is less about material gains than the intangibles they leave us with.

Farm Law Repeal Has Given New Life To Idea Of Protest In India

Manual Scavengers

An ‘Untouchable’ Story: My Life As A Protest

For India’s manual scavengers, mere existence is a protest, because they need to fight just to reclaim their humanity and dignity.

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Let's Talk About Ageism And Sexism In Indian Films, A Zillionth Time!

While everyone is going gaga over actress Katrina Kaif in the revamped version of 'Tip Tip Barsa Pani', the replacement of Raveena Tandon does point towards the problem of sexism and ageism in the Indian film industry

Nov 17, 2021 Yashika Mathur

T20 World Cup 2021 Analysis: David Warner And Mitchell Marsh - Tale Of Two Comebacks

Australia winning the T20 World Cup for the first time has been timely as they host the next edition at their own backyard in 2022.

Nov 15, 2021 Arijit Ghosh

Education In India During Covid-19: Challenges Faced And Solutions For A Post-Pandemic Era

As per the Observer Research Foundation, close to 250 million children in India were adversely affected due to school closures due to the early lockdowns imposed by the government in response to Covid-19.

Nov 11, 2021 Shekhar Mehta

T20 World Cup Review: Jaded By An Excess Of Cricket, India Were On An Inevitable Path To Doom

India's cricket administrators showed more drive to boost BCCI's coffers rather than take care of players' welfare during pandemic times.

Nov 08, 2021 Arijit Ghosh