Year in Search 2019: Cricket World Cup and Lok Sabha Elections top list

Recapping the many trends that stoked the users’ imagination in 2019, Google India announced its ‘Year in Search’ results highlighting standout moments in Search across news, sporting events, personalities, movies, songs and more.

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 launch of Chandrayaan 2. 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.

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.

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.

Some of the most interesting search terms were those centered around ‘How to..’, and ‘What is…’, Google Search saw a wide variety of questions including  ‘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?’ among others. Additionally, 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”.

View the complete 2019 India-specific lists and global trends in detail; and dive into thousands of global top-ten lists across pop culture, sports, music, politics, news, captured from more than 75 countries.

Here is the overall Google 2019 Year in Search results:


Near me

How to...




Sports Events

What is...


Cricket World Cup

Dance classes near me

How to vote

Abhinandan Varthaman

Kabir Singh

Le Photo Le

Cricket World Cup

What is Article 370?

Lok Sabha election results

Lok Sabha Elections

Salons near me

How to link Aadhar to PAN

Lata Mangeshkar

Avengers: Endgame

Teri Meri Kahani

Pro Kabaddi League

What is exit poll?

Chandrayaan 2

Chandrayaan 2

Costume stores near me

How to check name in voter list

Yuvraj Singh


Teri Pyari Pyari Do Akhiyan


What is a black hole?

Article 370

Kabir Singh

Mobile stores near me

How to check NEET result

Anand Kumar

Captain Marvel


Copa América

What is howdy Modi?

PM Kisan Yojana

Avengers: Endgame

Saree shop near me

How to select channels as per TRAI

Vicky Kaushal

Super 30

Coca-Cola Tu

Australian Open

What is e-cigarette?

Maharashtra assembly elections

Article 370

Air quality Index near me

How to remove Holi colour

Rishabh Pant

Mission Mangal

Gori Tori Chunari Ba Lal Lal Re

French Open

What is DLS method in cricket?

Haryana assembly election result

NEET results

Furniture store near me

How to play PUBG

Ranu Mondal

Gully Boy

Pal Pal Dil Ke Paas

Super Bowl

What is Ayodhya case?

Pulwama attack


Toy store near me

How to get Fastag

Tara Sutaria


Ladki Aankh Mare

The Ashes

What is Article 15?

Cyclone Fani

Captain Marvel

Electronic stores near me

How to know polling booth

Siddharth Shukla

Housefull 4

Payaliya Bajni Lado Piya

US Open

What is surgical strike?

Ayodhya verdict

PM Kisan Yojana

Spa near me

How to file GSTR-9

Koena Mitra

Uri: The Surgical Strike

Kya Baat Hai

Indian Super League

What is National Register of Citizens of India?

Amazon forest fire



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