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Education most-searched topic on Google in May

HT Correspondent , Hindustan Times  Chandigarh, June 19, 2013
First Published: 01:03 IST(19/6/2013) | Last Updated: 01:07 IST(19/6/2013)

Education, travel, yoga exercises and net banking were the most searched topics on the search engine Google in the month of May. This was revealed in a study conducted by google's application, 'Google trends, here this Monday.

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Google officials who were in the city to announce its new search applications revealed that Chandigarh is amongst the top cities when it comes to internet usage. Google India marketing director Sandeep Menon said, "The trend for May showed that, in Chandigarh, the maximum search on internet was about education." The search varies from time to time and for the month of May, education topped the chart as it was the month for various results and different admission dates were out, he added.

Following the search for education, the other sought after topics were information on travel and yoga for health fitness. The officials related these search trends to the holiday season. Residents were glued to internet looking for travel destinations and making related plans, also there were others who were indulging in yoga exercises, said the officials. Among travel destinations maximum users checked out destinations like Shimla, Manali and Goa.

Net baking was the fourth most searched topic. The trend revealed that the city is hooked to online shopping and makes payments through net banking. The officials added that this reflects that people are looking for a convenient yet secure option to conduct their day to day banking activities as they are always on the move.

Menon said the core objective behind compiling this study was to understand the impact internet has on the city population, on their day to day life.

The trends have been ascertained using Google Trends at www.google.com/trends and the application can be used to check the everyday trends of any city.

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