IPL 2020, Coronavirus, US Election results top trending in India


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Just like any other year, the search engine giant Google has released its annual “Year in Search 2020” list. This list is all about top trending searches in India and around the globe. As one can guess, the searches in Google ranges from ‘coronavirus’, ‘US election’, ‘IPL’ to ‘PM Kisan Yojana’.

According to Google, in India, the Indian Premier League (IPL) topped the overall trending list in 2020, followed by Coronavirus and US election results. The Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM Kisan Scheme) that extended monetary support to farmers also featured among the top searches. Here’s the list.

Overall (India)

1) Indian Premier League
2) Coronavirus
3) US election results
4) PM Kisan Yojana
5) Bihar election results
6) Delhi election results
7) Dil Bechara
8) Joe Biden
9) Leap day
10) Arnab Goswami

Overall (Global)

1) Coronavirus
2) Election results
3) Kobe Bryant
4) Zoom
5) IPL
6) India vs New Zealand
7) Coronavirus update
8) Coronavirus symptoms
9) Joe Biden
10) Google Classroom

News Events (India)

1) Indian Premier League
2) Coronavirus
3) US Presidential Election
4) Nirbhaya case
5) Beirut explosion
6) Lockdown
7) China-India skirmishes
8) Bushfires in Australia
9) Locust swarm attack
10) Ram Mandir

In terms of personalities, Joe Biden topped the chart in searches followed by TV journalist Arnab Goswami. Others on the list included Rhea Chakraborty, Ankita Lokhande, Kangana Ranaut and others.

Personalities (India)

1) Joe Biden
2) Arnab Goswami
3) Kanika Kapoor
4) Kim Jong-un
5) Amitabh Bachchan
6) Rashid Khan
7) Rhea Chakraborty
8) Kamala Harris
9) Ankita Lokhande
10) Kangana Ranaut

Sushant Singh’s final cinematic act Dil Bechara snagged the top spot for movies, followed by the Tamil action-drama Soorarai Pottru. Bollywood biopics like Tanhaji, Shakuntala Devi and Gunjan Saxena also made it to the list.

Movies (India)

1) Dil Bechara
2) Soorarai Pottru
3) Tanhaji
4) Shakuntala Devi
5) Gunjan Saxena
6) Laxmii
7) Sadak 2
8) Baaghi 3
9) Extraction
10) Gulabo Sitabo

Google also saw a surge in web series in India this year with Money Heist topping this chart.

TV/Web Series (India)

1) Money Heist
2) Scam 1992: The Harshad Mehta Story
3) Bigg Boss 14
4) Mirzapur 2
5) Paatal Lok
6) Sex Education
7) Breathe: Into the Shadows
8) Dark
9) Bandish Bandits
10) Special Ops

Furthermore, Google said that it found a lot of queries centered around ‘How to’ and ‘What is’ this year including: ‘How to make paneer?’ and ‘How to increase immunity?’, ‘What is binod?’, followed by many virus-related queries such as ‘What is plasma therapy?’, and ‘What is hantavirus?’.

You can view the entire year-in search trends here.

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