As we reached the end of the year 2016, it’s good to remind ourselves the trending topics of this year, because these topics will keep on trending in the starting months of 2017. Here are the best 10 gd topics for the year 2016.
Modi Government shocked everyone with the move of banning higher denomination notes that constituted 86% of the cash transactions in India and replaced them with new 500 & 2000 rupee notes in November 2016. This stood in the news worldwide and became the trending topic of 2016 in India. Though the move was lauded by the world, it also attracted criticism from within the country.
After demonetizing higher denomination notes, Indian Government took great steps towards transforming India into cashless economy. #CashlessIndia became a popular hashtag after demonetization move in Nov & Dec 2016.
Digitization in the banking sector started a few years ago and sped up in the year 2016. With the more accounts opened after demonetization move and with more people going for digital transactions, digitization in the banking sector remained a trending topic.
With the security breach of over 6 lakh debit cards in October 2016, India’s cyber security system stood in the news and was discussed a lot.
Indian Government took great steps in 2016 to eliminate black money. It rolled out Voluntary Income Disclosure Scheme and collected tax on it. Higher denomination notes were taken out of circulation all of a sudden to find out the black money holders and to deter tax evasions.
In August 2016, India won only 2 medals in Summer Olympics 2016 that were held in Rio de Janeiro. There is no dearth of sports talent in India, but it is hardly utilized. After Olympics, negligence of sports field in India became a hot topic.
With China’s opposition, India’s trails of getting into Nuclear Suppliers Group were temporarily halted in June 2016. Several countries stood in the defense of India for the membership of NSG, but it was rejected this time with the reason that India didn’t sign NPT.
Tiff between India and China intensified after NSG issue. Many Indians signed a petition to ban the Chinese products in India, because Chinese items are a threat to Indian industries and small scale manufacturers.
India’s obsession with Gold is being discussed from the past few years. With the rumors of limit on Gold ornaments holdings and Gold monetization scheme, Indians’ attachment to Gold remained the trending topic in 2016.
Udta Punjab controversy highlighted the role of Censor Board in film industry once again. With much criticism on Censor board’s authoritative attitude, Udta Punjab movie was successfully released and paved the way to reforms in Censor Board.
Afterwords :- Is there any topic we missed that deserves to be listed under top 10 gd topics of the year 2016? Do let us know in the comment section below. 🙂