As 2017 fades away and the new year arrives, it is time to focus on what 2018 has to offer. From long-awaited movies and the television series that will be worth staying in for, to a few important things that will mark up the growth of India in all segments of life in 2018. Here are the things to make note of in your diary this year.
2018 will see India take a step ahead with its space mission Chandrayaan 2, India’s follow-up to its groundbreaking lunar mission launched in 2008.
While its predecessor was an orbiter, Chandrayaan 2 will comprise of an orbiter, lander and rover developed by the country’s space agency, ISRO. The mission is currently slated to launch on a GSLV rocket from Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Andhra Pradesh around March.
India will find itself at the peak in the sports vertical in 2018.
On the International Level – India will be hosting the Hockey Men’s World Cup 2018 in Bhubaneswar and the Syed Modi International Badminton Championships, Lucknow.
Indian Cricket will emerge back on home soil late in the year with the West Indies tour of India in November.
On the National Level – India will see a huge variety in sports with various National and commercial Tournaments. Some of these tournaments include:
Tennis Aircel Maharashtra Open, Pro Wrestling League, Football I-League & Indian Super League (ISL), Premier Badminton League,Yonex Sunrise India Open, Major Dhyanchand Memorial All India Invitation Men & Women Hockey Championship and the Indian Premier League (IPL)
The country will experience major positive changes in the field of health & medicine.
India has taken a step ahead in fighting against tuberculosis and the number of those affected by the most widespread infectious disease in India may fall with the release of the National Strategic Plan for Elimination of Tuberculosis.
Going forward into the New Year, Indians will see a rise in people adapting veganism and becoming health experts. There is growing interest and movement towards healthy food and living.
2018 will see some key changes in F&B trends with particular focus on the use of hyperlocal ingredients in recipes to support regional communities, coupled with increased health focus. Food will also see return to simple and classic presentation methods. For bars, a noted return to classics with a modern twist as well as infusions may be seen
The year 2017 saw Indians travelling more frequently than before, fuelled by affordable airfares and hotel rooms, besides ease of booking combined with enhanced technology
Highlighting the upcoming travel trends, homestays is a rapidly growing segment in the country. This year has seen a larger number of people exploring homestay options, especially in places like Goa, Kerala, Coorg and Pondicherry.
Over the past decade, we’ve seen the debut of many different types of devices, including smartphones, tablets, smart TVs, and dozens of other smart appliances. However there seems a huge demand for Digital centralization; a convenient way to manage everything from as few devices and central locations as possible. Smart speakers are a good step in the right direction to begin with this reformation for 2018.
5G internet has the potential to be almost 10 times faster than 4G, making it even better than most home internet services. 2018, then, is going to be a year of massive preparation for engineers, developers, and consumers, as they gear up for a new generation of internet.
Furthermore, Adventure trips are becoming the new trend for youngsters with more people choosing the self-drive option. With better roads and highway connectivity, the young population is opting for road trips wanting to find unexplored places and routes.
India’s economy is set to boom in 2018. After 7.1% growth in 2016 and a projected 6.7% uptick in 2017, the Indian economy is expected to balloon 7.4% in 2018, thanks in part to its demonetization reforms starting to bear fruit.
2018 will also see a rise in mass investing in shares and mutual funds as there seems to be a shift in the mindset of the Indians towards Investments. While economic risks linger and more reforms are needed, India will be the fastest-growing major economy.
The Film-Industry is set with many major releases in 2018.
The movie Pad Man will kick off with a social cause followed by the most awaited Robot 2.0 starring Rajnikanth.
Controversial film- Padmavat (then Padmavati) will hit the box office after a few changes suggested by the Censorship Board.
Many Regional films will see a rise at the box office with renowned Production Houses aiding the film-makers to promote regional talent and taste.
9. Music & Entertainment
Various western bands are set to perform with local Indie performers across cities like Mumbai, Bangalore, Delhi, Pune, Jaipur, Varanasi and Kolkata.
These concerts will see a JugalBandi of western music against local Indie music.
We look forward to the Met Gala all year, as it’s where even the most outrageously dressed celebs take it another step further.
Next year’s theme is “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination,” and we can’t wait.
Our country plunging it’s step towards development, it is necessary for us being the youth power of this country by contributing to the betterment of our country.
This starts with you as an individual by setting your goals for this year which will eventually lead towards the progress of our nation.
So that’s your goal for next year — do something in 2018 that our ancestors will observe fondly every decade or century for ages to come.