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Rewind 2019: IAF pilot Abhinandan most-searched personality; Article 370, Chandrayaan 2, Cricket WC among top trends

'Kabir Singh' and 'Avengers: Endgame' were the were most-googled movies this year.

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Updated: Dec 11, 2019, 06.55 PM IST
The netizens were a curious lot this year.
The netizens were a curious lot this year.
NEW DELHI: Search engine giant Google India is all set to take you on a ride back in time. The tech company on Wednesday announced its 'Year In Search' report that recapped all the trends across news, sporting events, personalities, movies, songs, among others, that people googled in 2019.

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 ISRO's launch of Chandrayaan 2.
  • Cricket World Cup
  • Lok Sabha Elections
  • Chandrayaan 2
  • 'Kabir Singh'
  • 'Avengers: Endgame'
  • Article 370
  • NEET results
  • 'Joker'
  • 'Captain Marvel'
  • PM Kisan Yojana

The netizens were a curious lot this year. From linking Aadhar and PAN to being a reponsible citizen by voting, they wanted to learn several things on Google. They were also curious about learning to play PUBG and get thwir Fastag registered. The top 'How To' trends were:
  • How to vote
  • How to link Aadhar to PAN
  • How to check name in voter list
  • How to check NEET result
  • How to select channels as per TRAI
  • How to remove Holi colour
  • How to play PUBG
  • How to get Fastag
  • How to know polling booth
  • How to file GSTR-9

The pro online users what to know it all, with a little help from Google. From curiosity about Ayushmann Khurrana's 'Article 15' to the Howdy, Modi! event that captivated the audience in Houston, were some of the top 'What Is' trends people could think of.
  • What is Article 370?
  • What is exit poll?
  • What is a black hole?
  • What is howdy Modi?
  • What is e-cigarette?
  • What is DLS method in cricket?
  • What is Ayodhya case?
  • What is Article 15?
  • What is surgical strike?
  • What is National Register of Citizens of India?

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’, thanks to all the negative publicity.
  • Abhinandan Varthaman
  • Lata Mangeshkar
  • Yuvraj Singh
  • Anand Kumar
  • Vicky Kaushal
  • Rishabh Pant
  • Ranu Mondal
  • Tara Sutaria
  • Siddharth Shukla
  • Koena Mitra

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.
  • 'Kabir Singh'
  • 'Avengers: Endgame'
  • 'Joker'
  • 'Captain Marvel'
  • 'Super 30'
  • 'Mission Mangal'
  • 'Gully Boy'
  • 'War'
  • 'Housefull 4'
  • 'Uri: The Surgical Strike'

Sporting searches were dominated by the Cricket World Cup and followed by the Pro Kabaddi League. Other international sporting spectacles like the Wimbledon, Copa América, and the tennis tournaments that included the Australian, French and US Open were also highly searched.
  • Cricket World Cup
  • Pro Kabaddi League
  • Wimbledon
  • Copa América
  • Australian Open
  • French Open
  • Super Bowl
  • The Ashes
  • US Open
  • Indian Super League

Putting a spotlight on the major news events, searches were understandably dominated by the Lok Sabha Elections, Chandrayaan 2, and Article 370. 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.
  • Lok Sabha election results
  • Chandrayaan 2
  • Article 370
  • PM Kisan Yojana
  • Maharashtra assembly elections
  • Haryana assembly election result
  • Pulwama attack
  • Cyclone Fani
  • Ayodhya verdict
  • Amazon forest fire

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