This year had a lot of surprises, from Salman Khan doing well-scripted movies to Demonetization! Below are the top 5 best things that happened in 2016 in India!
1. Surgical strike
Though war can never be considered a positive moment in any case. A ‘strike’ on terror, which sends out the strong message to the ones who support it, is surely a positive moment. India, in it answer to the repeated terror attacks backed by Pakistan, conducted surgical strikes across the Line Of Control in Jammu & Kashmir. As per reports, at least 8 terror launch pads were destroyed in the strikes.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi made his surprise demonetization announcement that has sent shockwaves throughout the South Asian country’s economy. In an effort to combat corruption, tax evasion and counterfeiting, all 500 and 1,000 rupee banknotes are no longer recognized as legal tender. Central Board of Direct Taxes, Sushil Chandra said that Since the beginning of demonetization process in India, around 2000 notices has been sent to bank account holders (within a month), hard cash of Rs 120 crore has been seized and approximate Rs 1500 crore undisclosed amount has been detected by the Income Tax (IT) department. This year was also the best year for all the digital payment wallets. :P
3. Olympics: Indian Women made us proud
If you have seen movie Dangal then you must have heard the famous dialogue “Mhari choriyan choro se kam hain ke” which was proved by our women athletes. In the 2016 Rio Olympics, shuttler PV Sindhu became the first Indian woman to win a silver medal; Sakshi Malik the first Indian female wrestler to win a medal (bronze), gymnast Dipa Karmarkar became the first Indian woman to feature in a gymnastics final, finishing fourth in the vault, and Lalita Babar became the first Indian woman to enter a 3,000 m steeplechase final, finishing 10th. Eighteen-year-old Aditi Ashok – the youngest golfer from India – also entered the final round of the women’s individual golf event.
Women saved the day for India at Rio, and their growing presence was reflected in the 54 female Indian athletes–the largest number ever – at the 31st Olympiad.
4. JIO 4G sim
Reliance Industries chief Mukesh Ambani unleashed his telecom disruptor Jio, announcing free voice calls and zero roaming charges for its customers. It became so popular that within a span of two months it acquired 35 million customers. Thus becoming the fastest telecom operator in the world to achieve this milestone.
5. India won Kabaddi World Cup 2016
India fought off a tough challenge from Iran to win their third consecutive Kabaddi World Cup in Ahmedabad. This was India’s third title triumph on the trot in a sport they have dominated for long. Indian Kabaddi team has also won all the previous editions of world cups, not only this Indian Women Kabaddi team has also won all the previous World Cup tournaments.