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Sports, Deaths Among 2018’s Top Google Searches

All of the 2018 Google top trending search lists can be found here

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Sports, disaster and death were among the top searches on Google last year.

Each December, the technology company releases it’s top trending searches of the year. Topics that drew the interest of Americans included the World Cup, Hurricane Florence and three people who died in 2018 — rapper Mac Miller, designer Kate Spade and TV host and author Anthony Bourdain.

Google does not come up with its lists based on the number of total searches. Instead, the company looks at the search terms that enjoyed the highest spike compared to the previous year.

“Black Panther” topped the list of most searched movies, while rising stars in the Democratic party dominated the list of most searched politicians.

Here are the Top 10:

1. World Cup
2. Hurricane Florence
3. Mac Miller
4. Kate Spade
5. Anthony Bourdain
6. Black Panther
7. Mega Millions Results
8. Stan Lee
9. Demi Lovato
10. Election Results

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Google on a smartphone device. Pixabay

Other categories include:

News
1. World Cup
2. Hurricane Florence
3. Mega Millions
4. Election Results
5. Hurricane Michael

People
1. Demi Lovato
2. Meghan Markle
3. Brett Kavanaugh
4. Logan Paul
5. Khloe Kardashian

Politicians
1. Stacey Abrams
2. Beto O’Rourke
3. Ted Cruz
4. Andrew Gillum
5. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

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Movies
1. Black Panther
2. Incredibles 2
3. Deadpool 2
4. Avengers: Infinity War
5. A Quiet Place

All of the 2018 Google top trending search lists can be found here. (VOA)

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Experts Say Rajasthan Has Highest Deaths Due To Air Pollution

Deaths due to air pollution highest in Rajasthan State of India

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Death toll due to air pollution rises in India. Pexel

Rajasthan tops the list when it comes to deaths due to air pollution, according to Virendra Singh, Director, Asthma Bhawan.

Quoting the 2018 Lancet Planet Health report, Singh said at the launch of ‘Doctors for Clean Air-Rajasthan Chapter’ in Jaipur, the death rate in the state due to air pollution was 112.5 per one lakh population. It was the highest in India, he added.

Uttar Pradesh followed Rajasthan with 111.1 death per lakh due to pollution.

Expressing concern, he said Rajasthan also topped the list of deaths due to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Asthma deaths are reported to be 24 per one lakh population in the state.

Addressing the event, Arvind Kumar, founder and managing trustee of Delhi-based Lung Care Foundation, said rising pollution was a national emergency. “Air pollution is like a silent killer. It has been claiming 4.2 crore lives in the world each year. It’s the biggest challenge”, he said.

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The rising pollution is a national emergency in India. Pexel

“During surgeries in Delhi, I mostly see black lungs. The original pink lungs are just no more in Delhi. Even kids have black spots on their lungs,” Kumar said. Due to pollution, there were no non-smokers in the country now, he said and added, 50 per cent of lung cancer patients were found to be non-smokers.

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Stressing the gravity of the situation, Karan Singh Yadav, former MP, said even children were inhaling smoke equal to 10 cigarettes a day.

Pointing to measures to curb the pollution, Jaipur Mayor Vishnu Lata said, “We have decided to plant 50000 trees and run electric buses in the city to arrest the rising level of pollution.” (IANS)