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Aadhaar-PAN linkage topped Google’s ‘How To’ searches in India in 2017

Beside queries on linking PAN card and Aadhaar, financial advice and festival-time skin care were popular search questions on Google this year

Year Ender 2017 Updated: Dec 19, 2017 16:40 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
New Delhi, Hindustan Times
A consumer goods trader shows letters GST representing
A consumer goods trader shows letters GST representing "Goods and Services Tax" (GST)at his shop in Hyderabad on August 3, 2016. (AFP)

Indians searched for everyday solutions when they used Google this year: from ‘how to remove Holi color from face’ and learning to take a screenshot. Here’s a detailed list of millions searched for when they punched in ‘how to’

1. How to link Aadhaar card with PAN card

There are over 25 crore PAN (Permanent Account Number) card holders in the country while Aadhaar has been issued to 111 crore people. Here’s how to link them.

2. How to book Jio phone

Reliance Jio has accumulated more than 138.6 million subscribers, making it the fourth largest operator at the end of September. This guide explains how to buy its popular and cheap phone.

3. How to buy bitcoin in India

The cryptocurrency’s value has surged 16-fold this year. There are over 1,000 cryptocurrenices, the most popular of which is bitcoin. This article explains how you can get hold of bitcoin.

4. How to take a screenshot

This common query seems to stump a whole lot of people -- there are ‘about 1,660,000 results’ for how to take a screenshot on YouTube.

5. How to remove Holi color from face

Year after year, people search for tips on how to play the festival of colours safely. Here’s how you can remove Holi colours, and it involves lot of washing.

6. How to file GST return

Over 3.94 million assessees paid the goods and services tax (GST) and filed returns for the month of September. Here’s a handy guide to India’s most radical tax reform.

7. How to invest in mutual funds

The average Indian’s investment option. Here’s Mint’s list of ‘50 Best Mutual Funds’.

8. How to mine Bitcoin

Indians used to talk about gold, real estate, or stocks when they discussed investment options. Now they talk about bitcoins. Here’s all you need to know about them.

9. How to vote for Bigg Boss 11

Season 11 of the reality TV show has been criticised for its sexism. But the controversial show hasn’t lost favour with the audiences as three of this year’s contestants also made it to the Google’s top trending entertainers list.

10. How to buy ethereum in India

Ethereum has been called ‘rising star of the cryptocurrency world’. Here is an explanation about them and here’s a warning about cryptocurrencies.