Under How To category, the Top 3 trending “How to” searches of 2017 were
Linking Aadhaar number with bank accounts, PAN card, mobile number, and a mandate for availing most of the government schemes was the primary reason behind this trending search. The launch of Reliance Jio was no different, the company made the dream of superfast internet and communication system true overnight.
The Top 3 trending “What is” searches of 2017 are
GST topped the charts as India witnesses the biggest taxation reform since independence. This category also includes searches like “What is Cassini and What is Lunar Eclipse.” “What is Ransomware” search was conducted after the worst ransomware attack which affected over 45,000 computers spread over 74 countries, including India in May.
"CBSE results, UP elections, Goods and Services Tax GST and Budget were there among the trending news events that witnessed huge interest among Indian users," Google said. Indian users were also inquisitive to know about Bitcoin prices and even expressed interest in ransomware. India's historic win at the Miss World ceremony also led to great traffic which catapulted Manushi Chhillar to fame. Among the top 'What is' uncertainty this year, GST, Bitcoin, Jallikattu and BS3 vehicle stayed the most trending themes.