Best Of 2018: PM Modi, Urjit Patel Remain Newsmakers; India's New Heartthrob #DeepVeer
Stars Of 2018
And Internet users took to social media to share their opinions.
According to Yahoo's '2018 Year in Review', here's a quick look at all the trends that made headlines in India.
Personality Of The Year
Several women took to social media to share accounts of sexual harassment by men in positions of power. The movement crossed over to the mainstream, garnering huge support and mobilising every section of the media.
India’s #MeToo Survivors, who started a conversation with wide-reaching impact, are made it to 2018's Personality of the Year.
Newsmakers Of 2018
The former Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra made it to No. 3, thanks to his landmark verdicts on Triple Talaq and Article 377.
Heartthrobs Of 2018
Janhvi Kapoor (courtesy her debut movie 'Dhadak'), Virat Kohli (For all his centuries & controversies) and Priyanka-Nick (for the epic Bollywood meets Hollywood wedding) joined the list at No. 2, 3 & 4, respectively.
In Pic: (L-R Clockwise) Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone, Janhvi Kapoor, Virat Kohli, and Priyanka Chopra & Nick Jonas.
Finance Newsmakers Of 2018
Soon to follow the list was India’s richest man and Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani (right top) after reports came in that his wealth had increased by Rs 300 crore per day in 2018.
After serving a total of 24 years at PepsiCo and 12 years as its CEO, Indra Nooyi resigned from the position, which made her the third most-searched newsmaker in finance.
Most-Searched Term In 2018
An investigation by a media house into the hacking of the Aadhaar software came in at No. 3 on the list, sparking a nation-wide debate.
Most-Searched Male Celebrity Of 2018
American singer Nick Jonas was termed the ‘National Jiju’ after news broke about his engagement to actress Priyanka Chopra. This got him second place.
Kamal Haasan was at No. 3 after he joined politics.
Most-Searched Female Celebrity Of 2018
Fans bid farewell to Bollywood actress Sridevi with an outpouring of grief and love, making her third most-searched female celebrity.
Future Cricket Stars Of 2018
From India, 19-year old Prithvi Shaw (right top) and 23-year-old Rishabh Pant ranked 4 and 5 on the list.