Google has released the Google Trends (Google Zeitgeist 2016) for the year 2016. People in India searched for Rio Olympics 2016 and Pokmon Go the most followed by EURO 2016, Sultan and Kabali.

Google Search 2016

Top Searches OverallTop Searches in News
Rio Olympics 2016Rio Olympics 2016
Pokmon GoUS Elections
Euro 2016Brexit
Sultan7th Pay Commission
KabaliAuto Expo 2016
iPhone 7Oscars 2016
Indian Premier League 2016Demonetization
Donald TrumpSurgical Strike
Udta PunjabZica Virus
P.V.SindhuBRICS Summit

Rio Olympics and US elections topped the search in 2016. Donald Trump along with demonetization were also present in top 10.

Top Searches (People)Top Searches (Movies)
Donald TrumpSultan
P.V.SindhuKabali
Sonam GuptaUdta Punjab
Dipa KarmakarAirlift
Disha PataniAe Dil Hai Mushkil
Urvashi RautelaSanam Re
Vijay MallyaSairat
Pooja HegdeRustom
Sakshi MalikConjuring 2
Arnab GoswamiHousefull 3

Read more:What did India Search for in 2014 and 2015.

Globally Rio Olympics, Pokemon Go and Donald Trump were the top searches of 2016.

In consumer tech, interestingly iPhone 7 topped the search followed by Freedom 251. Even though the company never delivered the phone to the customers who pre-ordered the Freedom 251 phones. [Source: The Hindu]

Freedom 251 is probably the only search word that entered the top 10 list globally from India.

Watch the Year in Search 2016 video below. #YearInSearch

Source: Google Trends