Online Gaming Current Affairs, GK & News

India’s First Centre of Excellence in Online Gaming

The Indian government has recently announced plans to set up the country’s first Centre of Excellence in Online Gaming in Shillong, Meghalaya by March 2023. Key Points The centre, which will be established under the Digital India Startup Hub through the Software Technology Parks of India (STPI), is aimed at catalyzing start-ups and entrepreneurs from ..

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Draft Online Gaming Policy

The Ministry of Electronics and IT (MeitY) has released the Draft Rules for Online Gaming, which have been introduced as an amendment to the Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021. These proposed rules aim to regulate the online gaming industry in India and ensure a safe and fair gaming ecosystem ..

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‘Azadi Quest’: Mobile games based on freedom struggle

To bring to the fore the story of the heroes of the Indian freedom struggle, the Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting, Shri Anurag Singh Thakur recently launched ‘Azadi Quest’, a series of online educational mobile games developed in association with Zynga India. Key Points In Azadi Quest game information about anonymous freedom fighters from ..

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Karnataka HC: Ban on Online Gaming Unconstitutional

On February 14, 2022, Karnataka High Court struck down provisions of Karnataka Police (Amendment) Act, 2021, that had banned online games. Key Facts The division bench was headed by Chief Justice Ritu Raj Awasthi and Justice Krishna S. Dixit. According to the bench, ‘Karnataka Act number 28/2021 to the extent the provisions ultra vires the constitution, however ..

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PM Modi asks to focus on ‘toyconomy’

Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, interacted with participants of Toycathon-2021 through video conferencing. Key Points Union Ministers Piyush Goyal and Sanjay Dhotre were also present in conference. Participants also discussed their games with PM Modi where, PM suggested more ideas to developers to include it in their games. What is Toyconomy? During the meeting, PM Modi ..

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Panel to examine Valuation of Services by Online Gaming companies

Government has constituted a panel of state ministers to examine valuation of services by online gaming to levy goods and services tax (GST). They will also examine services by casinos and race courses. About Panel Panel comprises of seven-members, was convened by Gujarat Deputy Chief, Minister Nitin Patel. Other members include- Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister ..

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