As 2017 is about to come to an end, it had some of the most controversial news stories and headlines.From political unrest to growing popularity of Crypto currency it has been a great year with all its ups and downs!
And here are some of the most trending news stories of 2017!
10. USA’s withdrawal from Paris Climate Accord
Donald Trump announces the USA will be withdrawing from the Paris Climate Accord. In the Aftermath of the speech, many states and cities in the USA defy the President by declaring that they will continue to follow the Paris guidelines regardless of his decision.
(Well,there’s no way we can talk about 2017 without Donald Trump‚Äôs name on the top)
9. North Korea
Trump‚Äôs war of words with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has been one of the biggest story of thr year worldwide.
The rising tension between the two foes, their threatening Cold War-esque rhetoric, North Koreas‚Äôs continued development of its nuclear weapon program had many people on both sides of the pacific fearing Nuclear War.
8. Las Vegas Shooting
On October 1, a gunman opened fire from the 32nd floor of a hotel in Las Vegas, Killing 58 people injuring more than 500 more at a country music concert. It was the deadliest mass shooting in the modern history of US.
The attack renewed America‚Äôs ongoing debate over gun control, with particular interest in the use of bump stocks, which allowed Vegas shooter to fire faster rounds.
7. Padmavati Becomes Padmavat
Sanjay Leela Bhansali‚Äôs much awaited film, ‚ÄòPadmavati‚Äô made it to the news headlines with objection raised by the fringe group Karni Sena, with many other Rajputi groups and¬† politicians supporting the claim about the film distorting the historical facts with misleading songs like ‚ÄúGhoomar‚Äù. The movie leads along with the director even received threats by various protesting groups. How ever, the filmmakers have finally decided to release the movie under the ‚ÄúPadmavat‚Äù with 5 modifications with a UA certificate from the censor board.
6. Syrian Chemical Attack
More than 80 people were killed in a suspected chemical attack on the rebel held town of Khan Sheikhoun in North-Western Syria on April 4.
The Syrian crisis have been persistent for more than a year now. As UN nation continue to condemn and investigate the ones responsible for these attacks.
5. UP and Gujarat Elections
2017 has seen some of the major elections in UP and Gujrat with BJP winning a clear majority in the respective states.
4. Right To Privacy
The Supreme Court in a unanimous judgement to the petition challenging the constitutional validity of the India biometric identity scheme AADHAR endorsed the ‚ÄòRight to Privacy‚Äô as a Fundamental right. This marked the watershed moment in the constitutional history of India.
3. Chester Bennington
Chester Bennington, lead singer of the band¬†Linkin Park, committed suicide in his private residence. This has been the most heartbreaking news of 2017. Chester Bennington has given us some of the most iconic songs that we will remember in his memory.
¬†2. GST : Goods & Services Tax
The much anticipated GST was finally introduced under our taxation system on July 1.The creation of the GST regime involved merging all indirect taxes into one and also making a conscious¬†effort to not hurt any sector that falls under its ambit. Of course, this naturally did not go as planned right away and when the first list of products on which GST was applicable as published in July,it attracted a lot of flak from most sections of society.
Bitcoin’s popularity has surged this year as its value continues to rise and fall and the promise of cryptocurrency continues to inspire millions around the world to join the exciting, yet risky venture.
The currency gained price as high as more than USD 19,000 this year.Not to forget the alternative currencies like Eth and Ripple which too have a lot of money riding on them and thousands % growth of Ripple this year.2018 is a big year for crypto investors!