Google has released the Google Trends (Google Zeitgeist 2016) for the year 2016. People in India searched for Rio Olympics 2016 and Pokémon Go the most followed by EURO 2016, Sultan and Kabali.
|Top Searches Overall||Top Searches in News|
|Rio Olympics 2016||Rio Olympics 2016|
|Pokémon Go||US Elections|
|Sultan||7th Pay Commission|
|Kabali||Auto Expo 2016|
|iPhone 7||Oscars 2016|
|Indian Premier League 2016||Demonetization|
|Donald Trump||Surgical Strike|
|Udta Punjab||Zica Virus|
Rio Olympics and US elections topped the search in 2016. Donald Trump along with demonetization were also present in top 10.
|Top Searches (People)||Top Searches (Movies)|
|Sonam Gupta||Udta Punjab|
|Disha Patani||Ae Dil Hai Mushkil|
|Urvashi Rautela||Sanam Re|
|Sakshi Malik||Conjuring 2|
|Arnab Goswami||Housefull 3|
Globally Rio Olympics, Pokemon Go and Donald Trump were the top searches of 2016.
In consumer tech, interestingly iPhone 7 topped the search followed by Freedom 251. Even though the company never delivered the phone to the customers who pre-ordered the Freedom 251 phones. [Source: The Hindu]
Freedom 251 is probably the only search word that entered the top 10 list globally from India.
Watch the Year in Search 2016 video below. #YearInSearch
Source: Google Trends