With 2015 coming to an end, Twitter has released its year-in-review for India, giving a look at what was hot in the country on the microblogging platform.

From the Golden Tweet, between Shah Rukh Khan and Zayn Malik, to Most Influential Moments, global interest for Delhi Elections and Diwali, to Most Popular Hashtag Trend (worldwide conversations about IPL) to the first non-US brand to get a Twitter emoji (@MakeInIndia), this was the Year On Twitter to show the global rise of the country.

Top 5 moments of 2015 on Twitter:
1. Cricket World Cup #INDvsPAK (First match of #CWC15 on February 15)
India beating Pakistan in the first match of the Cricket World Cup in 2015 was the most viewed TV and sports event of the year and drew a record-breaking 118.3 million impressions on Twitter.
2. #DelhiElections 
#DelhiElections and #DelhiVotes were the popular hashtags when the legislative assembly elections were held in the state in February this year. There were over 10.8 million elections-related Tweets during the 30-day campaign period.
3. #HappyDiwali (November 8–13)
Along with the first-ever Diwali emoji, Twitter asked audiences to tweet photos of their favourite Diwali moments using the#HappyDiwali, and then shared a collage of #HappyDiwali Tweets in the form of a lamp on diwaliontwitter.
4. #ChennaiRains (December 1–4)
Twitter was used as a platform to provide reports, disseminate critical information and coordinate local relief efforts during the record-breaking Chennai floods. Citizens sent over 1.4 million tweets using #ChennaiRains#ChennaiFloods and#ChennaiRainsHelp hashtags to crowdsource assistance and help each other through this natural disaster.
5. Independence Day (August 15)
India’s 69th Independence Day was marked on Twitter with three key moments. India got its first Independence Day flag emoji with #India, The Taj Mahal joined Twitter as one of the first historic Indian monuments to join Twitter, and there was an inspirational #SaluteSelfie campaign that recorded over 1,00,000 tweets to show gratitude for the Armed Forces.

Top 5 Popular hashtags of 2015:
1. #IPL — 9 million tweets
2. #SelfieWithDaughter — 375,000 tweets
3. #BiharResults — 260,000 tweets on polling day
4. #SaalEkShuruaatAnek — 179,000 tweets
5. #DDLJ20Years — 140,000 tweets

Top 5 Notable new Twitter accounts in 2015:
1. The Taj Mahal (@TajMahal)
2. Kapil Dev (@therealkapildev)
3. Suriya (@Suriya_offl)
4. Delhi Police Commissioner (@BhimBassi)
5. Safe City India (@Safecityindia)

With 2015 coming to a close, Facebook has also released its year-end analysis of the most talked-about topics that were on everyone’s minds on the social network this year.

Facebook’s 2015 Year in Review page has published global and Indian top 10 lists, measured by how frequently a topic was mentioned between January and December 2015. To put this list together, Facebook posts were analysed in an aggregated, anonymised way, and then ranked to create a snapshot of the year, the company said.

Among the notable highlights from this year, Game of Thrones was the most popular TV show, and Ed Sheeran, the most popular entertainer, globally. In India, Narendra Modi was the most talked about topic, while India Gate was the most checked-into place in the country.

Most talked-about topics in India
1. Narendra Modi
2. E-commerce boom
3. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam
4. Baahubali: The Beginning
5. Nepal Earthquakes
6. Salman Khan
7. Cricket World Cup and Indian Premier League
8. Bihar Elections
9. Deepika Padukone
10. Indian Army

Most checked-into places in India
1. India Gate
2. Taj Mahal
3. Marine Drive, Mumbai
4. Nandi Hills
5. Gateway of India
6. Har ki Pauri, Haridwar
7. Qutub Minar
8. Mussoorie — The Queen of Hills
9. Ramoji Film City
10. Golden Temple Amritsar

Most used sticker packs in India
1. Biscuit in Love
2. Bigli Migli
3. Love, Bigli Migli
4. Dance Party
5. Minions
6. Boo and Buddy
7. Taz
8. MiM on the Move
9. Angry Birds
10. Rilakkuma

Most talked-about topics, globally
1. US Presidential Election
2. November 13 Attacks in Paris
3. Syrian Civil War and Refugee Crisis
4. Nepal Earthquakes
5. Greek Debt Crisis
6. Marriage Equality
7. Fight Against ISIS
8. Charlie Hebdo Attack
9. Baltimore Protests
10. Charleston Shooting and Flag Debate

Most talked-about global entertainers
1. Ed Sheeran
2. Taylor Swift
3. Kanye West
4. Nicky Jam
5. Wiz Khalifa
6. Drake
7. Pitbull
8. Caitlyn Jenner
9. The Weeknd
10. Shakira

Most talked-about TV shows, globally
1. Game of Thrones
2. The Walking Dead
3. The Daily Show
4. Saturday Night Live
5. WWE Raw
6. The Simpsons
7. 19 Kids and Counting
8. Grey’s Anatomy
9. Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
10. Orange is the New Black

Most talked-about politicians, globally
1. Barack Obama
2. Donald Trump
3. Dilma Rousseff
4. Hillary Clinton
5. Bernie Sanders
6. Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva
7. Recep Tayyip Erdoğan
8. Muhammadu Buhari
9. Narendra Modi
10. Benjamin Netanyahu


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