Google continues to be our one stop remedy for everything. From searching coffee shops close to our work to knowing about GST and Jallikattu, the search giant has replies to all queries. As 2017 is all set to end, like each year’s tradition, Google has discharged an annual list of common searches. While some will create nostalgia for you, other entries will cause you wonder as to ‘why they are in?’. With Bahubali 2 being at the top of the charts, there also are some flop flicks like Half Girlfriend and Munna Michael among the list. While it is clear why Bahubali 2 in at the top but locating Munna Michael and Half Girlfriend at the top of search has surprised everyone.
Prabhas – Baahubali 2
Prabhas goes on to rule hearts as Baahubali 2 becomes the top featuring search query on Google in 2017.
Cricket is among the top daily item for Indians. With matches continuing for the whole year, live cricket score has to be among the top searches of Google for 2017. We understand it would continue to occupy the place even in the upcoming year.
Sourced from Chetan Bhagat’s novel of the same name, Half Girlfriend featuring Arjun Kapoor and Shraddha Kapoor did not impress audience but managed to reach the 10 top searches on Google for this year.
How could a flop Munna Michael feature among top ten searches of 2017? But there is no choice than to believe the fact. Starring Tiger Shroff, Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Niddhi Agerwal, it is an action dance film helmed by Sabbir Khan.
Indian Premier League
2017 witnessed the tenth version of IPL. The IPL has annually dominated any international cricket in the summer months. The winner this year was Nita Ambani-owned Mumbai Indians.
What kept the people’s interest kindled in 2017 IPL was the suing of team Gujarat Lions for not disbursing entertainment tax, reports of pacer Ashish Nehra’s return as a mentor of one of the IPL teams, and Abhishek Bachchan’s disclosure of Mumbai Indians’ lucky charm.
ICC Chammpions Trophy
Pakistan was the victor of the ICC Champions Trophy in 2017. The team defeated India by 180 runs in the final held in London on 18 June. The next ICC Champions Trophy will take place in India in 2021.
This year the Central Board of Secondary Education’s (CBSE) 12th board result was prolonged. Inspite of the delay, the results were faulty. The all India topper of CBSE’s class 12th board examination was Raksha Gopal. If all that wasn’t sufficient to make people to search for it on Google, CBSE decided to form two panels to examine the lapses in the evaluation.
UP Election Results
Uttar Pradesh elections results was the fourth most searched news items. Home to the biggest population in any state in India, Uttar Pradesh elections were fiercely fought between the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), the Samajwadi Party-Congress partnership and the Bahujan Samaj Party. The BJP swept the voters – and made the government with chief minister as Yogi Adityanath and deputy chief minister as Keshav Prasad Maurya.
The Goods and Services Tax (GST) – India’s latest indirect tax regime initiated on 1 July – hit headlines. It was naturally among the most searched news as the country shifted to the new taxation system.
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