'What you searched for online': Top searched newsy terms of 2020

Khristina Jacob
·3-min read
Newsy terms 2020
Newsy terms 2020

With most Indians indoors this year, majority of information was searched online.

Yahoo brings to you some of the newsy terms that was searched for this year. Take a look.

1. Lockdown extension news

2. Delhi elections 2020

AAP returned to power in Delhi bagging 62 of 70 Assembly seats in Delhi, while the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) secured 8 seats.

Overwhelmed by the landslide victory, AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal thanked Delhi voters for reposing their faith in him.

3. India-China border standoff

4. Nirbhaya case

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5. Delhi violence

6. Donald Trump

According to Firstpost: The final days of the Trump presidency have taken on the stormy elements of a drama more common to history or literature than a modern White House. His rage and detached-from-reality refusal to concede defeat evoke images of a besieged overlord in some distant land defiantly clinging to power rather than going into exile, or an erratic English monarch imposing his version of reality on his cowed court.

And while he will leave office in 46 days, the last few weeks may only foreshadow what he will be like after he departs. Trump will almost certainly try to shape the national conversation from his Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida and his relentless campaign to discredit the election could undercut his successor, President-elect Joe Biden. Although many Republicans would like to move on, he appears intent on forcing them to remain in thrall to his need for vindication and vilification, even after his term expires.

7. Cyclone Amphan

Four of the five cyclones that originated either in the Bay of Bengal or in the Arabian Sea this year were in the category of severe cyclonic storm' or above including Amphan which had escalated into a super cyclone, reports PTI.

8. Arnab Goswami

The Supreme Court on Monday, 7 December rejected a plea by Republic TV editor-in-chief Arnab Goswami for CBI inquiry against senior Maharashtra police officials, and seeking protection for all employees of the Republic TV from coercive action by the state police.

Earlier in November, Supreme Court granted bail to Goswami in an abetment to suicide case concerning the deaths of interior designer Anvay Naik and his mother Kumud Naik.

9. Prashant Bhushan

On August 14, the top court had held Bhushan guilty of criminal contempt for his two derogatory tweets against the judiciary saying they cannot be said to be a fair criticism of the functioning of the judiciary made in the public interest.

Holding that Bhushan attempted to scandalise the entire institution of the Supreme Court, the top court had said, “If such an attack is not dealt with, with requisite degree of firmness, it may affect the national honour and prestige in the comity of nations”.

The top court had analysed the two tweets of Bhushan posted on the micro-blogging site Twitter on June 27 on the functioning of judiciary in past six years, and on July 22 with regard to Chief Justice of India S A Bobde.

10. Delhi earthquake