Top 5 Most Searched Keywords and Phrases in India on Google by 2020!



For many reasons, 2020 is a year that none of us can forget. Whether it was due to the SARS CoV-2 epidemic, the Australian bushfires, the Beirut explosion or the massive ‘Black Lives Matter’ protests in the United States – a lot of mistakes have been made this year.

But we do a lot of new things on Google. As we work to answer 2020, Google has shared with us some of the most searched keywords and phrases in India this year.

Let us now see what they are,

Corona virus

Ever since we first heard of the SARS CoV-2 outbreak in China, we have never stopped searching for a “corona virus” to see the increasing number of cases worldwide.


Since Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the curfew to stop the spread of the corona virus in India, three months after we experienced the curfew, people have been searching for news reports on it.

Isolation (Quarantine)

Although isolation is a term that is not commonly used, it was apparently replaced with COVID-19 infection. People who traveled in the early stages of the curfew were all looking for information about isolation, or those who had experienced symptoms and were worried about what an isolated life would be like, and searched more about isolation.

Hand sanitizer

When the corona virus transforms our lives into a new nature, two things are very important – masks and hand sanitizers. In the early stages of the epidemic, these two products were sold at very high prices, above their MRPs, with limited stock everywhere. This made people search online, they thought they had to have at least one bottle to keep them safe.


On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the corona virus (COVID-19) a global pandemic. The term was last used for the Ebola and Zika virus in 2015-2016. But with COVID-19 spreading so aggressively, it’s no surprise that one of the most searched keywords this year is ‘epidemic’.

Mohan Subramanian

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