Search engine giant Google on Wednesday said ISRO’s space mission ‘Chandrayaan 2’ and ‘Article 370’ were among the top trends. Kabir Singh and Avengers: Endgame feature as the top trending movies of the year. However, ‘ICC Cricket World Cup’ remained the top trending query in 2019.
‘How to vote’, ‘How to get Fastag’, ‘How to select channels as per TRAI’, ‘What is Article 370?’, ‘What is howdy Modi?’, ‘What is DLS method in cricket?’, ‘What is Article 15?’ were some of the other interesting search terms.
Among the most searched personalities this year, IAF Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman topped the list, followed by Lata Mangeshkar, and Yuvraj Singh.
“This year also witnessed a unique entry of the internet singing sensation ‘Ranu Mondal’. Sporting searches were dominated by the Cricket World Cup followed by the Pro Kabaddi League. Other international sporting spectacles like the Wimbledon, Copa América, and the tennis tournaments (including the Australian, French and US Open) were also highly searched,” Google said in a statement.
Putting a spotlight on the major news events, searches were understandably dominated by the Lok Sabha Elections, Chandrayaan 2, and Article 370, it said.
Other important news events, including the Maharashtra and Haryana State Assembly elections, were highly searched. Additionally, the list saw a mix of both local and global news moments such as the Pulwama attack, Cyclone Fani, the Ayodhya verdict, and the Amazon forest fire, it added.