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As we reached the end of the year 2016, it’s good to remind ourselves of 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.

1. Demonetization of old 500 & 1000 rupees notes – Is it a good move?

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.

2. Is India ready to be a Cashless Economy?

After demonetizing higher denomination notes, the Indian Government took great steps towards transforming India into a cashless economy. #CashlessIndia became a popular hashtag after the demonetization move in Nov & Dec 2016.

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3. Role of digitization in banking

Digitization in the banking sector started a few years ago and sped up in the year 2016. With more accounts opened after the demonetization move and with more people going for digital transactions, digitization in the banking sector remained a trending topic.

4.  Is India prepared enough to handle cyber attacks?

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.

5. India’s fight against ‘Black Money’

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.

6. Future of Sports in India

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 the sports field in India became a hot topic.

7. Can India get into NSG?

With China’s opposition, India’s trials of getting into the Nuclear Suppliers Group were temporarily halted in June 2016. Several countries stood in the defence of India for the membership of NSG, but it was rejected this time for the reason that India didn’t sign NPT.

8. Should Chinese products be banned in India?

Tiff between India and China intensified after the NSG issue. Many Indians signed a petition to ban Chinese products in India because Chinese items are a threat to Indian industries and small scale manufacturers.

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9. India’s obsession with Gold – How does it affect the Indian Economy?

India’s obsession with Gold is being discussed for the past few years. With the rumours of limits on Gold ornaments holdings and Gold monetization schemes, Indians’ attachment to Gold remained the trending topic in 2016.

10. Does Censor Board need to be reformed?

Udta Punjab controversy highlighted the role of the Censor Board in the film industry once again. With much criticism on the Censor board’s authoritative attitude, the ‘Udta Punjab’ movie was successfully released and paved the way for reforms in Censor Board.

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