The prime minister of India, Narendra Damodardas Modi has once again bagged the title of the top newsmaker of India according to the Yahoo year in review list of the year 2018. Narendra Modi has been featuring in this list for quite some time now and was also the previous holder of the title of the top newsmaker of India. This year Congress president Rahul Gandhi followed the prime minister at the second place. “Former Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra wrote his way into the list with the third position after landmark verdicts on triple talaq and Article 377, among others,” said Yahoo in a statement.
Others who made the list of top newsmakers of India
The list by Yahoo that declared Narendra Modi as the top newsmaker of India had M J Akbar, the former minister of State for external affairs who had to resign after allegations of sexual misconduct were made against him at the sixth position. The list also figured fugitive economic fraudsters Vijay Mallya and Nirav Modi. The youngest member on the list was the two-year-old Taimur Ali Khan, son of Bollywood celebrities Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor. Yahoo also said in a statement “Also joining the list was actress Priya Prakash Varrier, whose wink in the Malayalam film Oru Adaar Love “almost broke the Internet”, ”Yahoo also released a statement about the top fake news being circulated and said, “ There was plenty of fake news swirling online in 2018. Did Modi really touch Owaisi’s feet? (photoshopped!), Modi hires a personal make-up artist for Rs 15 lakh a month (an old photo from when Madame Tussaud’s took PM Modi’s measurements) and Rahul Gandhi holds woman’s hand on stage (taken before a large group lifted hands in solidarity at a Jan Andolan rally),”
Sunny Leone was the most searched female celebrity of the year and was followed closely by Priya Varrier. Amongst various facts and lists releases by Yahoo, however, Narendra Modi being the top newsmaker of India was the one that stole all the limelight.