The most googled term globally in 2020, understandably, was Coronavirus . However, in India, it was pushed to the second spot, with the cricket-crazy country searching more about the Indian Premier League , making it the hottest topic of the year.
However, the term Coronavirus continued to garner sustained interest throughout the year, unlike terms such as Delhi election results , leap day , and Bihar election results , whose popularity waned once the related events ended. Dil Bechara and Money Heist were the most looked up movie and tv/web show, respectively.
The chart shows the most searched terms by Indians in 2020. The darker the shade, the higher the popularity of the topic/trend at that specific time. The darkest shade represents the peak popularity recorded for a search term this year. The lightest shade corresponds to nearly no searches for that term on a date. The topics are arranged chronologically based on their peak popularity and the number indicates the overall popularity rank.
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The table lists the ten most searched topics under a category. For instance, under the search category “how to,” the topic that found the most interest was “how to make Paneer”.
NEAR ME: 1. Food shelters near me | 2. COVID test near me | 3. Crackers shop near me | 4. Liquor shops near me | 5. Night shelter near me | 6. Grocery stores near me | 7. Gym equipment near me | 8. Broadband connection near me | 9. Laptop shop near me | 10. Furniture store near me
HOW TO... : 1. How to make paneer | 2. How to increase immunity | 3. How to make dalgona coffee | 4. How to link PAN card with Aadhaar card | 5. How to make sanitizer at home | 6. How to recharge FASTag | 7. How to prevent coronavirus | 8. How to apply [for] e-pass | 9. How to make jalebi | 10. How to make cake at home
MOVIES: 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
NEWS EVENTS: 1. Indian Premier League | 2. Coronavirus | 3. U.S. Presidential elections | 4. Nirbhaya case | 5. Beirut explosion | 6. Lockdown | 7. China-India skirmishes | 8. Bushfires in Australia | 9. Locust swarm attack | 10. Ram Mandir
PERSONALITIES: 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
TV/WEB SERIES: 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
WHAT IS... : 1. What is coronavirus | 2. What is binod | 3. What is plasma therapy | 4. What is COVID-19 | 5. What is CAA | 6. What is colon infection | 7. What is solar eclipse | 8. What is NRC | 9. What is hantavirus | 10. What is nepotism