Madras High Court had on April 3 directed the Centre to ban mobile application TikTok as it voiced concern over "pornographic and inappropriate content" being made available through such apps. The Supreme Court had refused to stay the high court order. India's ban on popular Chinese video app TikTok is resulting in "financial losses" of up to $500,000 a day for its developer, Beijing Bytedance Technology Co, and has put more than 250 jobs at risk, the company said in a court filing seen by Reuters. The app, developed by Chinese firm Bytedance, allows users to create and share short videos with special effects and is one of the world's most popular apps. It has been downloaded by nearly 300 million users so far in India, out of more than 1 billion downloads globally, according to analytics firm Sensor Tower. Acting upon instructions from the federal IT ministry, Apple and Alphabet's Google last week removed TikTok from their India app stores. In the filing made to India's Supreme Court on Saturday, Bytedance urged the court to quash the ban and direct the federal IT ministry to tell companies such as Google and Apple to make the app available again on their platforms.