Despite numerous tragic incidents in the year, 2020 will also be remembered for bringing about a digital revolution in the country. Work from home not only became the norm but also a necessity. Exams and convocation were conducted online at many universities. Apart from this, following are the ten other amazing things that happened in the year that was.
Nature & Environment
When the world was in lockdown, the animals finally got the chance to roam freely on the streets. Many unseen creatures stepped out in the open and their pictures went viral on the internet.
Furthermore, due to negligible industrial and vehicular activities, air pollution almost became nil in many cities. In fact, the Himalayan range was visible from Jalandhar at one time during the lockdown.
Science & Technology
Covid induced pandemic led to a race among the top world scientists to develop the fastest vaccine ever. They succeeded in record time and a massive vaccination program undergoes in Europe as you read this.
Also, the wait for flying car is finally over. Klein Vision released a video of their newest flying car which can convert from land to air vehicle in less than 3 minutes. This launch has taken car enthusiasts off their feet!
Fun & Games
Since we were locked inside our homes, there was no other way to kill boredom than to turn to our mobile devices. Ludo became the most popular online game and many memes about it abound. This almost forgotten classic of our childhood returned at last.
But the most unprecedented thing that happened in 2020 is the rise of Chess in India. That due to efforts by International Master Sagar Shah and comedian Samay Raina. Legends like Vishy Anand and Magnus Carlsen appeared alongside Raina. In fact, an entire tournament was livestreamed whose winner was comedian Joel Dsouza.
TV & movies
This was a year of discovery of new talent in the industry. Web series like Paatal Lok, Panchayat, Scam 1992 and Mirzapur 2 dominated the screens. Furthermore, Delhi Crime bagged the best drama Emmy a historic achievement indeed!
Although we could not go to cinema halls but we found a whole lot of movies in 2020. Amazing films like Gulabo Sitabo, Thappad, Chalaang, Borat 2 and Ludo were released. These films made our lockdown less boring.
The ultimate Twitter battle occurred between Diljit and Kangana which took the Twitteratis by storm. She was trying to link the farmers protest with the Shaheen Bagh protest by her tweets. So, it was about time that someone stood up to Kangana and Diljit Dosanjh did so in style.
Also, TRP scam was uncovered in 2020 which involves big names such as Arnab Goswami as per the Mumbai Police. Arrested BARC ex-CEO has revealed that he was paid lakhs of rupees to rig TRP. Now, let’s hope that the rating system for news channels is discontinued so that journalism can become cleaner and less noisier.