Yahoo s this year s year-in review is here and it reveals some very interesting figures. The year-in review is a look back at the year s top trends, happenings and events, which caught the most attention by internet users in India. The figures that have been released now are based on users daily search habits and an editorial selection of what they read, recommended and shared most on Yahoo. According to the report, Prime Minister Narendra Modi emerged as the most searched politician in the year 2016. Modi is followed by Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. Also Read - Your Window PC can now run Android appsAlso Read - Yahoo Groups to shut down from December 15
In addition to our own politics and the leader, Indians closely followed the US Elections this year, with Donald Trump being the fourth most searched politician on Yahoo. The third position has surprisingly been bagged by cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu, probably after he rose the new Awaaz-e-Punjab party this year. Also Read - WordPress owner Automattic buys Tumblr from Verizon
Quite expectedly, demonetization, the introduction of new Income declaration scheme in 2016, the dramatic exit of Cyrus Mistry from Tata Group, Reliance Jio s 4G network launch, and the introduction of GST, were the most searched events of the year. On the other hand, IPL 2016 Rio Olympics, and the Freedom 251 phone because the top three most searched news terms.
While Modi made to the top of the most searched politician list, he is also the second most searched personality in the country. However, Sunny Leone totally takes away the cake by being the most searched personality in the country for the fifth consecutive year. Others in this list our Arvind Kejriwal, followed by Salman Khan. ALSO READ: SC asks Google, Yahoo and Microsoft to delete sex determination ads in 36 hours
Further, Yahoo has also shared a list of some of the most searched technology innovations. And with the self-driving and driverless car technology being pushed this year, autonomous car is one of the most searched tech innovation. This year Google has been seen aggressively testing its autonomous car to be able to get it on the road soon. Uber too tested its first self-driving cab in Pittsburgh a couple of months ago. General Motors too announced its entrance to the self-driving car segment this year.
However, of them all, the top news maker of the year is Indian badminton player, PV Sindhu. And she was not only the top news maker, but also the most searched sportsperson of the year. In that list, Indian artistic gymnast Dipa Karmakar emerged as the second most searched sportsperson. Both the players represented India at the 2016 Summer Olympics. While Karmakar is the first Indian female gymnast ever to compete in the Olympics, and the first Indian gymnast to do so in 52 years, PV Sindhu is he first Indian woman to win an Olympic silver medal. ALSO READ: Yahoo Mail for Android now available in 7 Indian languages
Also featuring in the list was wrestler Vinesh Phogat, one of India’s best bets for a medal, who bowed out of the Olympic games at a crucial juncture due to an injury. Other top newsmakers included Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Arnab Goswami and Arvind Kejriwal,, as well as Rohit Khandelwal, who became the first Indian (and Asian) to win the Mr World title.