2017 has been a very eventful year for India. Through the year, the netizens remained busy with news from all sects of the society and the reactions that followed.
In this post, we will have a look at some of the trending topics of 2017. Everyday, hundreds of news articles are posted across the internet. But, there are a few that go viral.
Let’s have a look at 10 Most trending topics of 2017:
GST (Goods and Services Tax)
The Narendra Modi government took a landmark decision and introduced the much-debated GST bill in 2017. It is a replacement for many indirect taxes and it is one of the most hottest topic discussions in the country.
Bitcoin is a cryptocurrency and worldwide payment system. It is the first decentralized digital currency, as the system works without a central bank or single administrator. Many people became millionaires through Bitcoin in 2017.
PETA’s march towards saving animals and their rights
Bollywood actress Sunny Leone and her husband, Daniel Weber, came together in a PETA ad saying, “Ink, Not Mink! Be Comfortable in Your Own Skin, and Let Animals Keep Theirs.” It was a very powerful campaign which went viral on social media.
No Indian can ever forget the moment when Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi and announced the historic decision of demonetisation.
Jallikattu (or sallikkattu), also known as eru thazhuvuthal and manju virattu, is a traditional spectacle in which a Bos indicus bull, such as the Puliakulam or Kangayam breeds, is released into a crowd of people, and multiple human participants attempt to grab the large hump on the bull’s back with both arms and hang on to it while the bull attempts to escape. It became a national topic of discussion after a ban was imposed.
The upcoming Bollywood movie featuring Deepika Padukone, Shahid Kapoor and Ranveer Singh and directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali is one of the biggest controversies of the year 2017. Rajputs and right wing organisations got together and asked for a ban on the movie because it, allegedly, hurts their religious sentiments. The release of the movie was delayed.
Mukesh Ambani revolutionised the telecoms industry by laughing Jio. It gave free calling and mobile data of millions of users across India. All the telecom countries had to cut their price after the launch of Jio.
Baahubali: The Conclusion
This movie broke many records, not just in India but across the world. It made India and Indians proud because many foreign countries queued up outside the theatres to watch this movie.