Online Indians were most fascinated in 2014 by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s reforms and his style, Yahoo India said in its 2014 Year in Review (YIR) report here Monday. Reliance Industries chairman Mukesh Ambani led the list of finance newsmakers.
The report said Modi led the political top 10 list. Bharatiya Janata Party leaders Amit Shah and Arun Jaitley also featured in the list.
“The slew of reforms and Modi’s efforts to improve diplomatic ties were of ongoing interest to Yahoo users. ‘Make in India’, the three magic words that constitute Modi’s mantra while abroad, made it to the top of the list of Biggest Financial Events of the year,” the report said.
The YIR was based on users’ daily search habits and an editorial selection of what they read, recommended and shared most on Yahoo in India.
Mukesh Ambani led the list of YIR’s 2014 Finance Newsmakers. Also on this year’s list are Apple Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Tim Cook, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and Infosys CEO and managing director Vishal Sikka.
“Coming to the nation’s most influential people, Mukesh Ambani makes a second appearance at the No.1 spot, with Tata Group boss Cyrus Mistry and Gautam Adani, chief of the Adani Group of Industries, making up the top three,” the report said.
“Not surprising for a cricket-crazy nation, the game continued to dominate the most-searched sports. Alongside M.S. Dhoni and Virat Kohli, Sachin Tendulkar – wielding a pen this time for his much talked about autobiography – featured among cricketers of the year,” it said.
Boxer Mary Kom, who became the first Indian woman boxer to win a gold medal at the Asian Games, clinched her position among the Brightest Sports Stars, as did fellow boxer Sarita Devi, who came in the same category.
Sunny Leone was the most searched celebrity for the third year in a row. Deepika Padukone reserved her place among the top-searched celebs, with Alia Bhatt joining the list(IANS)