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.

Google Search 2016

Top Searches Overall Top Searches in News
Rio Olympics 2016 Rio Olympics 2016
Pokémon Go US Elections
Euro 2016 Brexit
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
P.V.Sindhu BRICS Summit

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)
Donald Trump Sultan
P.V.Sindhu Kabali
Sonam Gupta Udta Punjab
Dipa Karmakar Airlift
Disha Patani Ae Dil Hai Mushkil
Urvashi Rautela Sanam Re
Vijay Mallya Sairat
Pooja Hegde Rustom
Sakshi Malik Conjuring 2
Arnab Goswami Housefull 3

Read more: What did India Search for in 2014 and 2015.

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