New Delhi: Google has announced its "Year in Search" results, which highlighted stand-out moments in Search across news, sporting events, personalities, movies, and songs. In India, ICC Cricket World Cup was the top trending query on Google Search in 2019, the company announced on Wednesday. Recapping the trends that stoked the Indian users` imagination in 2019, Google India has compiled the list named "Year in Search".
The top 10 list of trending search terms in 2019 included Lok Sabha elections followed by the interest that surrounded the launch of Chandrayaan-2. "Films like Kabir Singh, Gully Boy, Mission Mangal, Joker and Marvel`s blockbusters -- Avengers: Endgame and Captain Marvel also featured in the overall list," the company said in a statement. IAF Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman topped the list in the most searched personalities in 2019 followed by Lata Mangeshkar and Yuvraj Singh. 2019 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 widely searched.
The major news event-related searches were dominated by the Lok Sabha Election, Chandrayaan-2, and Article 370. Other important news events including the Maharashtra and Haryana state assembly elections were also widely searched. The list also 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.
Some of the most interesting search terms were centred around "How to..", and "What is?". On local searches around `Near me?`, the top queries revolved around "Dance classes near me" followed by "Salons near me". Interestingly, a pertinent entry in this particular list in 2019 was "Air quality Index near me".