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Dec 10 2020
More Indians searched for cricket tournament Indian Premier League (IPL) this year than coronavirus, which came second, according to 2020 search trends data released by Google. Local searches surged with "Near me" queries.
Google Canada says the USA election was the top trending search by Canadians on its platform this year. At the fourth position was the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi or the PM Kisan Scheme, which provides monetary support to farmers. Zoom was sixth on the list of top searches, while at seven was "who is winning the election", and rounding out the list at ten was the Playstation 5, which launched in November.
The top question asked on the search engine was 'Who won the election?' The US election took several days to be decided, with President Donald Trump arguing that votes had been counted unfairly. Apart from Joe Biden and Arnab Goswami, Bollywood singer Kanika Kapoor made it to the most searched personalities this year. Actor Rhea Chakraborty and Kangana Ranaut also made it to the list. Vice President-elect Kamala Harris was third on the list of people, although between her and Biden was North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, presumably due to false reports of his death.
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On the music front, the Mahraganat genre had the largest presence on the Year in Search list, with "Bint El Giran", "Oud El-Batal" and "Hala Wallah" all ranking top on the trending lists.
Talking about movies Dil Bechara emerged as the top trending movie of 2020, followed by Tamil action-drama Soorarai Pottru. Bollywood biopics including Tanhaji, Shakuntala Devi and Gunjan Saxena also made it to the list. Similarly, trending TV/web series in the country were Money Heist, Scam 1992: The Harshad Mehta Story, and Bigg Boss 14. The news of the postponement of IPL 2020 also played a major role in topping the query list on Google. "How to make paneer?' and 'How to increase immunity?' topped the list, followed by 'How to make dalgona coffee?' On the part of top 'What is" queries, 'What is binod?' surpassed all other questions, referring to a popular meme that originated from a YouTube comment posted by a person of the same name.
Despite a massive surge in queries related to Covid-19, "Indian Premier League" was the most trending search term overall on the platform in India, depicting India's love for cricket. Queries around the Indian Premier League, coronavirus, and the USA presidential elections also led the list of major news events searched on Google.