As the year 2019 draws to its end, Google released their ‘Year in Search’ results, which show what and who India searched the most throughout the year.The Cricket World Cup was the most searched keyword on Google in 2019 overall, beating searches of Lok Sabha Elections, Chandrayan 2, Kabir Singh and Avengers: Endgame, among other searches.
“The top 10 overall list of trending search terms this year reflected the country’s excitement around events like the Cricket World Cup, the Lok Sabha elections followed by the buzzing interest that surrounded the launch of Chandrayaan 2,” said the report. “Movies like Kabir Singh, Gully Boy, Mission Mangal, Joker, and a double-entry of Marvel’s blockbusters — Avengers: Endgame and Captain Marvel also featured in the overall list,” it added.
In the sporting searches category, Cricket World Cup, was followed by the Pro Kabaddi League and international sporting events including Wimbledon, Copa América, and the tennis tournaments (including the Australian, French and US Open). Local searches around ‘Near me…’ reveal the increasing attention given to fitness and grooming by millennials. The top questions searched were “Dance classes near me” followed by “Salons near me”. Sadly, “Air quality Index near me” also saw a lot of searches this year.
Interestingly, among the most searched personalities this year, IAF Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman topped the list, followed by Lata Mangeshkar and Yuvraj Singh.