2017 was the year of hope for India: These 20 headlines prove it perfectly

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India has had a rough journey from the start. There has been introduction of policies, rules and awareness drives for the development of India but if we look around, all we see are the problems getting bigger and worse. With problems like elevating poverty, low literacy rate, discrimination and many more important concerns, India is looked down upon.

But, what we cannot see is how we are growing together, passing hurdles every day. These big issues can be solved by taking small steps together and 2017 has seen the beginning of a united front ready for a better change.




Here are 20 Headlines in the year of 2017 which will help you keep faith:

1. In a historic Judgment, Supreme court rules right to privacy as a Fundamental Right

Right to privacy
Right to privacy

2. Supreme Court Strikes down Triple Talaq, Terms it ‘Illegal’ and ‘Unconstitutional’

Triple Talaq
Triple Talaq




3. No more Flexing of VIP Muscles As Government Says No to Red Beacons in Official cars

Red Beacon Cars
An Ambassador car with Red Beacon. Express Photo

4. Parliament passes Bill That Allows Women Six Months of Paid Maternity Leave

paid maternity leave
paid maternity leave

5. With No prayer ground because of floods, Sikhs offer gurdwara to Muslim brothers for Eid Namaz

Sikhs offer Gurdwara to Muslims for Namaz
Sikhs offer Gurdwara to Muslims for Namaz

6. Drinking water ATMs set up in 1800 Indian villages

Water ATM's in villages
Water ATM’s in villages

7. India’s First Plus-Size Transgender Model Breaks Several Stereotypes at Once

Mona Varonica Campbell
India’s first plus size transgender model, Mona Varonica Campbell




8. Nirbhaya’s Rapists To be hanged after SC Confirms Death Penalty

Nirbhaya
Nirbhaya rapists hanged

9. In a First, LGBT Community and acid attack survivors included in Lok Adalats

Lok Adalat
Lok Adalat

10. World’s Youngest Woman Commander To Fly A Boeing 777, Captain Anny Divya is making India Proud

Anny Divya
Anny Divya

11. Mumbai Fire Brigade Makes History Hiring 97 Women As Firefighters

Mumbai Fire brigade
Mumbai Fire brigade

12. Kerala Temples Appoint Non-Brahmins and Dalits As Priests, Yet Again Breaking Regressive Traditions

Dalit priests
Dalit priests




13. Muslims in West Bengal cancelled Muharram Procession to help Hindu Man suffering from cancer

Hindu man suffering from cancer
Hindu man suffering from cancer

14. Karnataka grants 50% Reservation Under KSRTC Driver Jobs for Women

KSRTC driver jobs for women
KSRTC driver jobs for women

15. India’s First Gold At World Para Swimming Championship

Kanchanmala Pande
Kanchanmala Pande

16. First community toilet for transgenders inaugurated in Bhopal

Community toilet for transgenders in Bhopal
Community toilet for transgenders in Bhopal

17. India’s first transgender police officer appointed in Tamil Nadu

K Prithika Yashini
K Prithika Yashini

18. Organ donation up 4-fold in India in 2017

organ donation
organ donation




19. In 1st of its kind training, 600 women prepare for Army

Women in the Indian Army
Women in the Indian Army

20. Odisha State Makes Govt Higher Education Free for Different abled students

Differently abled students in Odisha
Differently abled students in Odisha




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