India loves cricket and it has been proven once again as the Indian Premier League (IPL) beat even the coronavirus for the hottest query of the year, according to “ Year In Search 2020 ” by Google India announced Wednesday.
Last year the most popular Google search query was “ICC Cricket World Cup”.
IPL, which was also the most sought-after sporting and topical event, was followed by the coronavirus, US election results, Pradhan Mantri Kisan Sammann Nidhi (PM Kisan Scheme), Bihar election results and results elections in Delhi in the hottest global search query. the engine giant Google.
The 13th edition of IPL, which due to the Covid-19 epidemic was held in the United Arab Emirates from September 19 to November 10, saw a record 28% increase in the number of viewers compared to the last editing.
The Nirbhaya affair, the lockdown, the India-China skirmishes and Ram Mandir ranked among the top 10 most wanted news events by Indians, according to the list. Among the most sought after sporting events were the UEFA Champion League, the English Premier League, the French Open and La Liga.
Topping the list of most wanted figures was US President-elect Joe Biden, followed by journalist Arnab Goswami – who made headlines after his arrest by Maharashtra police for allegedly inciting suicide by the interior designer. interior Anvay Naik and her mother Kumud – and singer Kanika. Kapoor.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and veteran actor Amitabh Bachchan were fourth and fifth respectively. The list also included actress Kangana Ranaut, Rhea Chakraborty and Ankita Lokhande.
While the late actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s ‘Dil Bechara’ held No. 1 for Most Wanted Movie, Netflix’s Spanish crime drama ‘Money Heist’ topped the TV / Web Series list.
“Dil Bechara” was followed by Suriya-starring Tamil film “Soorarai Pottru”, Ajay Devgn starring “Tanhaji” and biopics made on the life and times of extraordinary women Shakuntla Devi and Gunjan Saxena.
For TV / Web series, the most sought after “Money Heist” was Sony Liv’s hit “Scam 1992: The Harshad Mehta Story”, the story of one of the biggest financial scams on the Indian stock market, TV show. Bigg Boss 14, “Mirzapur 2” and “Paatal Lok” reality shows from Amazon Prime.
He also witnessed a wide range of queries in his “How To” section, where questions such as “How to make paneer”, “How to increase immunity”, “How to make Dalgona coffee”, “How to linking the Pan card with the Aadhaar card ”and“ How to make disinfectant at home ”topped Google rankings.
Among the most searched terms, the majority of Indians wanted to know “What is the coronavirus”, followed by a battery of questions like “What is Binod”, “What is Covid -19 “,” What is plasma therapy “,” What is CAA “.
For Google’s “ Near Me ” feature which helps locate places of interest near your location, the top queries were for food shelters, Covid-19 tests, cracker shops, liquors and overnight shelters.