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 yearYear Ender 2017 Updated: Dec 19, 2017 16:40 IST
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
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
First Published: Dec 13, 2017 15:44 IST