Here we take you through them.
Without a doubt, the novel was the most searched topic on Google ‘coronavirus’. Over 5 lakh searches were done for this question in India alone.
Users also looked for related terms like ‘plasma therapy’ and ‘Covid-19’ during this period.
Covid-19 was the fourth most searched question globally in 2020.
The second most searched question on Google was ‘Binod’. People started sharing memes with the hashtag #Binod in August.
#BinodArmy #binod Nation wants to know who is #binod !!!! https://t.co/wiGlGO2VLM
– Rahul soni (@ RahulSoni7735) 1596784415000
The virus trend was started by a YouTube user named Binod Tharu who wrote his first name in the comments section of a YouTube channel.
#binod trending now Binod right now: https://t.co/gcNXqrZqoQ
– Shivam Dwivedi (@i_shivamdwivedi) 1596784339000
Content creators and other creative minds soon began sharing memes using the word ‘Binod’.
At the beginning of the year, massive protests across India raged over the new Citizenship Act.
Protesters claim slogan during a demonstration against the amended Shaheen Bagh Citizenship Act, in New Delhi on February 23, 2020
The law grants citizenship to persecuted minority communities from Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Pakistan.
Coronavirus was not the only health-related topic that was searched on Google.
Data shared by the US multinational shows that people also searched for ‘colon infection’, after the disease ended Irrfan Khan’s life.
It is characterized by an inflammation of the colon. Over 16 lakh Indians applied for the infection.
The ‘ Solar eclipse ‘ On June 21, it will also appear on the list on Google Search in India.
The eclipse occurs when the moon is between the sun and the earth. ‘Ring of fire’ attracts millions of stargazers.
NRC or the National Register of Citizens was also something that Indians applied for this year.
Protest at IIT-Bombay over NRC in January 2020
A large number of people wanted to know about it after it was implemented in Assam. A majority of these searches were made in northeastern states.
Another virus reported in the pandemic was ‘Hantavirus’. The first case of death due to the virus was in China.
Hantavirus is spread by rodents and is difficult to diagnose. It can also cause varied disease syndromes in humans.
Right after actor Sushant Singh Rajput died, the debate raged ‘nepotism’ was reignited, with many Indians searching the term on Google.
More than 1 lakh search for the term was only registered in India. Actress Kangana Ranaut had claimed that the late actress Sushant was a victim of nepotism.
In the middle of a still locked situation between the protesting farmers and the center over the new farm laws, Indians were curious to know about the same.
Farmers shout slogans during protest march ‘Delhi Chalo’ against new farm laws near Gazipur border in Delhi
Since mid-September, nearly 60,000 questions have been logged by Google for ‘what is the Farmers’ Act 2020′ only in India.
‘What is Keto’ was another most googled keyword. As people gradually settled into a new eating standard, the ‘ketogenic diet’ became popular. It is a low carbohydrate diet that causes the body to use fat as a form of energy and has many health benefits.
Getting in a close second was intermittently fasting, a trend approved by celebrities including Jennifer Aniston.