As the year comes to an end, Google has released 'Year in Search' 2018 report. Everything from movies, words, books, songs, personalities to news events have been covered in the top 10 trending topics. As the world awaits 2019, here are top ten 'How to' things Indians searched this year. It includes everything from the festivals, exam results, government schemes, new WhatsApp stickers, etc.
How to searches of 2018:
1. How to send stickers on Whatsapp
WhatsApp has been embroiled in controversies quite a number of times this year. WhatsApp released stickers to more than 250 million Indian users ahead of Diwali in 2018. Considering the popularity of the app in the country, quite a lot of people searched 'How to send stickers on Whatsapp' on Google that it topped the search list. New WhatsApp Update for Android Pie Beta; Gets Notification Preview for Images and Stickers.
2. How to link Aadhaar with mobile number
The government had made linking Aadhaar with the mobile number mandatory, while the rule was later changed, there was quite a lot of talks about it on social media and otherwise. How to Link Aadhaar Card to PAN Card in Easy Steps: Know Online and Offline Ways to Link PAN Number and Aadhaar Number.
3. How to make rangoli
Rangoli is an important part of most Indian festivals. While primarily people adorn their housefronts with rangoli on Diwali, on festivals like Navratri, Ram Navami also people prefer to make colourful designs representing different tradition and customs. Rangoli Designs For Makar Sankranti & Pongal: How to Make Easy And Colourful Patterns.
4. How to port mobile number
After Reliance announced Jio and cheap data packs, people either bought new SIM cards of ported their existing mobile numbers to JIO. While it was in 2016, even 2018 saw a large number of searches for 'How to port mobile number'.
5. How to invest in bitcoin
Bitcoin or electronic cash has been rising steadily in the past years. The cryptocurrency has been in news almost every day of the year for some or the other reasons. With the current government focusing heavily on digitalising, it is not surprising that bitcoin has ended in daily random talks of people. How does the Cryptocurrency 'Bitcoin' work? How to Buy & Check the Rates of Virtual Digital Currency.
6. Ayushman Bharat Yojana how to apply
Ayushman Bharat Yojana is a National Health Protection Scheme under which one primary health centre has been assigned for every 5,000 population. The government aims to increase their number to 1.5 lakhs in the country. Under the scheme, over 10 crore families will be provided health insurance worth Rs five lakh each, every year. Ayushman Bharat: Key Facts to Know About PM Modi's 'Game-Changing' PM JAY Healthcare Scheme.
Earlier this month, Ayushman Bharat Mission CEO Indu Bhushan had said that Ayushman Bharat Yojana received more than 10 lakh calls until now. Every day it receives 10,000 to 30,000 callers seek information about it. He also said that since its launch, the website of the scheme has got three million unique.
7. How to remove holi colour from face
We Indians love celebrating our festivals to the fullest. And when it is something like Holi, we often find it difficult to remove harsh colours from our face. Seem Indians this year had a tough time getting colour off their face and resorted to Google with How to remove Holi colour from the face. Holi 2018: How to Remove the Harsh Colours Naturally from Your Skin, Hair and Nails After the Colourful Madness.
8. How to check 10th result 2018
Tenth exam results are something children await after a whole year of hard work. And everytime a University of Board releases 10th result, kids resort to Google. cbseresults.nic.in & cbse.nic.in | CBSE Class 10 Board Results 2018 Announced, Students Can now Check Online.
9. How to solve Rubik's cube
Solving Rubik's cube has been a problem since time immemorial, thanks to the internet (read: Google) 'How to solve Rubik's cube' was on the ninth spot on most search items on Google this year. Australian Feliks Zemdegs Solves Rubik's Cube in 4.22 Seconds Creating New World Record(Watch Video)
10. How to check name in NRC Assam
Assam government released the first draft of National Register of Citizens or NRC in Assam to keep out illegal Bangladeshi immigrants from the state. One has to register on nrcassam.nic.in to register themselves as a citizen of Assam. So far only about 10 lakh people have been able to file their claims.
Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle topped the list of top trending searches of 2018. The top 10 list also includes Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, Logan Paul, Khloe Kardashian, Eminem, Urban Meyer, Ariana Grande, Rick Ross and Cardi B.
Demi Lovato has made it to the list of most search musicians of the year, followed by the likes of Eminem, Grande, Ross, Cardi B, Travis Scott, Childish Gambino, Machine Gun Kelly, Meek Mill and Queen. Meanwhile, Logan Paul topped the list of the most searched actors of the year. Bill Cosby, Sylvester Stallone, Pete Davidson, Michael B. Jordan, Allison Mack, Noah Centineo, Bradley Cooper, Roseanne Barr and Chadwick Boseman are others in the list