It’s the ending of 2017 and every single day was subjected to loads of interesting gossips getting viral on the social media platforms. Featuring the facts like major Happenings, news, trends, highlights, events, scandals, politics, taxes, pollutions, movies and what not it was overall an interesting, shocking and controversial year and this article will remind all those memories and incidents in a single go.
The year came blooming for the BJP Government as it tagged maximum states in the Indian Political history. Relationship statuses of celebrities are always a hot gossip topic and this wedding season you will configure the courtship of Cricket with Bollywood.
Those concerned about the environment have seen smog in the national capital region and it was a matter of great issue and Delhi was declared as the most poisonous and hazardous city to live in. Despite the odd-even rules and regulations, Delhi Government failed to prove their efficiency in managing the same. For the science lovers, 2017 was the year of great appreciation as ISRO made the world record by launching 104 satellites in a single go.
Religious Scandals like that of Dera Sacha Suda which proved to be a curse on 6 crore followers and now the Preacher, Actor, Director including tons of other specialities claiming Sant Baba Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh is now sentenced to imprisonment by the Punjab and Haryana High court. The whole of the north region was terrorized and even the internet services were abolished for 10 days. These news stories are never-ending and to maintain this interest, below you will feature all the stuff in brief that happened in the year 2017.
In February 2017, the Indian Space Research Organisation claims the new world record of launching 104 satellites in a single shot. Out of the total 104 satellites, 101 satellites are from other countries such as the United States, United Arab Emirates, Israel, Netherland, Kazakhstan, and Switzerland. India created the history by launching 104 satellites by ISRO. It was the 39th successful mission by the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle-C37. It’s really created a reputation for being very reliable space launcher.
For the first time in human history, more than a hundred satellites were launched in a single rocket. ISRO broke the previous record held by Russia. Which sent 37 satellites in space by their modified inter-continental ballistic missile and ISRO did it by their PSLV. In late 2016, the plans were a bit less ambitious as originally ISRO wanted to launch 68 satellites. Gradually, more satellites were added which made the project even bigger challenge. And then the final decision was made, ISRO is ready to launch 104 satellites in a PSLV-C37 rocket. This is 44.4 meters tall and has a weight of 320 tons. Among all the satellites, the heaviest satellite Cartoset-2 series.
Dangal is a kind of wrestling sport infamous in the Northern region of India. There have been various stars from this sport and it is indeed a tough sport to play. Haryana is a state where women were not allowed to play Dangal and similar kind or sports but the legendary wrestler Mahavir Singh Phogat coming out of the box and trained his daughters to play Dangal (wrestling) and started their training at an early stage. This movie entirely depicts the real-life journey of this family and how his daughters managed to bring the first gold medal in the Common Wealth Games.
Dangal is an Indian feature film based on this story and it has recently broken all records. The success of Aamir Khan’s Dangal goes beyond the box office. It has been on record-breaking spree ever since its release. Dangal is one of the biggest Bollywood blockbuster movie ever made in the history. It has earned $300 million at the box office. There are many movies which may have crossed this score but the interesting thing is that this movie is running outstandingly overseas, especially in China, Ukraine, Turkey. The media and the people have gone crazy to watch this movie and it has crossed the sum of 2000 crores overall. As we know, Haryana treats its women very badly; the state has one of the bad male and female sex ratio in India.
Triple Talaq banned:
The Muslim community is very strict to their rules and regulations. This community provides the freedom of multi marriages and talaq (divorce) to the males. Women in this community suffered from these rules and outraged a serious protest against the triple talaq ritual. In this system, they were not asked for their consent and if the husband wants a divorce he gets it easily. But not now as on 22 August 2017, India’s Supreme Court has banned the practice of verbal divorce known as to luck which allowed men to end our marriage simply by saying or sending the word divorce three times to their wives.
The ruling says the government must write new legislation to protect women. The practice drew controversy when a mother of two challenged her husband attempt to divorce her by post. At least 22 Muslim majority countries have banned the practice. Some Indians still believe in triple Talaq.
Dera Sacha Sauda Massacre:
Being the populism and democratic country, India is the most amazing land with numerous stories and facts. There are many Gurus, spiritual leaders, Babas etc which claim to be enlightened from the supreme power and have millions of followers in their name. They all have now become the brands and most of them are fooling the illiterate with loads of unethical activities and rituals. Such is the case with Dera Such Sauda. This organization has its base at Sirsa Haryana and it has huge followers which on calculations come out to be more than 6 crores.
With such a huge team the influential Guru Sant Gurmeet Singh Ram Rahim manages with environmental and spiritual activities. But now this Guru is sentenced to imprisonment by the Haryana High Court under the charges of raping two of his followers. The case ran for more than 15 years and the proofs were provided by the CBI. The interesting scene started on the day of the judgment when lakhs of his followers started gathering in huge number in the region of Panchkula Haryana. The situation became critical after the judgment when the followers became furious and behaved like zombies on roads. But due to military activities, this incident was managed but still, it covered 20-30 deaths and 100 of car burnt including some Governmental buildings. As per safety concerns, holidays were imposed for a week and there were no internet services in the north region. Now, this Guru is in Rohtak Jail and all the accounts and Dera’s are sealed.
Men’s Hockey team wins 2017 Asia Cup:
It was indeed a kudos moment for the Indian Hockey team to win the Asia cup for the third time. Indian men’s hockey team success in brought the Asia cup back home after 14 years. Dominant Indian team beat Malaysia with 2-1 in a thrilling finale to win the 2017 Asia Cup Hockey tournament held on Dhaka 22 October 2017. India has held the Asia cup three times in the history. Earlier India men’s hockey team won the Asia Cup in 2003 and 2007. Top-Ranked India finished unbeaten in the tournament, having won all its matches except for the 1-1 draw against Korea in the Super 4 stage.
Roaring BJP flag on 19 states:
Bharatiya Janata Party is the only competitor of Congress that has successfully completed that has been in power in India for a long Duration. Shri Narendra Modi, Amit Shah, Arun Jaitley, Yogi Adityanath these all are the powerful names that are on heights these days. With the recent elections in Himachal Pradesh and Gujrat (The actual state of the PM) came under the power of BJP and this shows the magic of Shri Narendra Modi and his ruling party. Now, in total there are 19 states under BJP bringing it to the majority party after the reign of Late PM, Shri Indira Gandhi as she covered only 17 states at that time.
The campaigning strategy of the current PM ad some of the fantastic rules and regulations have made it possible to get this roaring power to this party. Swach Bharat Abhiyan, Make in India, Jan Dhan Yojna, Smart City Project and much more have made the youth to stand with this logo and try to make the country stronger and smarter than before. Congress, on the other hand, is losing its grip on states and is becoming weaker day by day. This is all because of lack of good leaders. Let’s hope for that Congress comes in shining colours in future elections. But we all need progress and prosperity then either its BJP or Congress.
Manushi Chillar becomes Miss World:
Miss World is the title where a female candidate competes with other candidate’s from the world for this special title. The choice of the candidate is made by her extraordinary beauty, elegance, and smartness to hold this title. It is a matter of pride that an Indian candidate has bagged this title after a long go. Manushi Chillar from India has been crowned the title of Miss World 2017 almost 16 years after Priyanka Chopra won the title in 2000. She competed against 118 contestants from various countries at a glittering event held at the Sanya City Arena in Sanya, China. She won the 67th edition of the Miss World pageant. Stephanie Hill from England was titled the first runner-up, while Mexico Andrea Meza of Mexico was the second runner-up in the 67th edition of the Miss World pageant. Manushi Chillar is 20 years old from the city in the Haryana state of India called Sonipat and she is also a medical student at Bhagat Phool Singh Medical College in Sonipat.
Rohit Sharma scores 3rd double hundred in ODI:
In second ODI against Sri Lanka, Rohit Sharma the Hitman continues to go where no other batsman in the world has gone before. On 13th December 2017 at Punjab cricket association stadium in Mohali, Indian Cricket team captain hit his 3rd double hundred in ODI. He scored 208 runs in just 153 balls. Earlier in November 2013, Rohit Sharma hits 209 runs in 158 balls with 12 fours and 16 sixes against Australian cricket team. After one of this on 13 November 2014, he reaches his highest ODI score 264 against Sri Lanka in Eden garden.
Bollywood and cricket relationships (Virat Kohli marriage):
Relationships are meant to be accomplished no matter with the background. Cricket and Bollywood have a long-lasting relationship status where the actress get engaged with the famous players and settle in life. Indian Cricket team skipper Virat Kohli and Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma are now finally married after a serious relationship. On 11 December 2017, they married in a secret ceremony in a Tuscan heritage resort in Italy. This hush-hush ceremony was attended by only a few close family and friends because they want to organize the ceremony privately.
Sabyasachi Mukherjee was hired to design wedding clothes for both lovers. The reception party was held in the Delhi and Mumbai where all the industry friends and close crickets are invited for the celebrations. As per the Chief guests Indian Prime Minister, Shree Narendra Modi was the guest of honour at this occasion and most of the Bollywood and Cricket celebrities also attended this marriage occasion. The Bachchans family also added the glamour to the reception party of Virat and Anushka. This was one of the biggest parties in the film industry and sports world unite under the one roof.
Indian Women’s cricket team enters World cup finals:
Women’s Indian cricket team enters into the world cup after many years but unfortunately, the team led by Mithali Raj will lose the ICC Women’s World Cup final match against England at Lord’s in London 23 July 2017. Earlier in the semi-final, Indian women team beat the Australia who was the defending champion. Harmanpreeet Kaur was player of the match, she scored 171* runs in just 115 balls and reach the ICC Women’s World Cup finals. This ICC world cup has completely changed the thinking of people who feel cricket is only made for Men’s.
Kulbhushan Jadhav was arrested in the March of last year for his alleged involvement in spying against Pakistan in both Balochistan and Karachi. This alleged Indian spying guru and other confessed to having to work for the Indian intelligence agency raw. Former Indian Navy officer Kulbhushan Jadhav was sentenced to death in a Court on 10 April 2017 after three months. According to the report earlier, Kulbhushan Jadhav also said that he set up a business in Iran where he working as undercover and then he also said that he made several visits to Pakistan not only in Balochistan but also the port city of Karachi.
Even before its official release, Padmavati has troubled many Indians and especially the Karni Sena (Rajput Community). The film involves Rani Padmini (Padmavati) and her husband who defend their honour and prosperous kingdom from the invading army of Alauddin Khijli. Rani Padmavati is a respected idol in the Rajput community and they claim with the hurting of their religious sentiments. The protestors have accused the director of the film by distorting history by adding a romantic dream sequence between Rani Padmani and Khijli. However, this claim is denied by the filmmaker. The movie is based on the poem Padmavati which was written by Malik Mohammad Jayasi. It is not absolutely clear what exactly is in the movie as the movie is still not released and hence it is unwise to come to any conclusion at this stage. Padmavati is not the first movie which got associated with the first movie which got associated with such controversies and probably it is not the last one. This movie has passed the Indian Censor board and also cleared from the American Film association board but still, there are no final dates of its release till now.
Smog in Delhi:
The national capital of India is not so natural with living. With a population of millions, the National capital Region proves to be the most secure place to earn living through world-class jobs and businesses. All the big tycoons work from here and provide handsome jobs but with bygone times this place has become hell to live in. Delhi and the nearby suburbs have become the hazardous and poisonous place to live a healthy life. In comparison with the Air pollution level, Delhi has crossed 300 plus which is very critical and dangerous and harmful to live in. It may cause various air-borne diseases to the people living in this region.
During the festival season, Supreme Court banned the use of crackers and other products but still, the situation went out of control when smog covered the NCR for more than a week. Children were advised to remain at home and schools were closed. The Delhi Government put charges on the neighbouring states about the burnings of the crop waste and that smoke is pushed towards this region. Even the Delhi Government imposed the Odd-Even rule and regulations but this can’t cover up with the Air pollution level. It is indeed a very serious situation and if remain uncontrolled than this may even worsen in the coming days. This is literally a warning call and once the time is gone it will be very difficult to handle such situations practically.
Analyzing the year 2017, you all have witnessed amazing, shocking, and exciting news from every part of India. There were moments of pride, honour and shame which made us learn various lessons and skills. Time will pass the same way and it is the only eyewitness which looks on human behaviours. It’s the ending of 2017 and the beginning of a new era in 2018. Let’s hope for the best and may people have the power to achieve what they desire and which is for the betterment of the humanity. Happy New Year.