Stuck at home, Indians also looked up how to make cottage cheese, increase immunity, and followed the global Instagram trend of making Dalgona coffee, the search giant said https://bit.ly/3718Oj3.
India imposed the world’s biggest lockdown towards the end of March, which eventually ran up to May, before restrictions were gradually eased.
During the lockdown, there was a surge in local “near me” queries, led by searches for food shelters, COVID-19 tests, crackers and liquor shops.
The U.S. election was the third most popular search, with President-elect Joe Biden making for the most looked-up personality.
Globally, “Coronavirus” topped searches, followed by “Election results”, and “Kobe Bryant”.
(Reporting by Philip George; Editing by Sriraj Kalluvila)