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News in Short - 15-June-2020

Realme phone company to hire 7500 new employees

Date: 15 June 2020 Tags: Miscellaneous
  • Smartphone maker realme plans to hire about 7,500 new employees by December 2020 across functions, according to company officials.
  • The firm aims to clock annual sales of about 8-10 million this year from AIoT products, including fitness bands, TVs and ear buds.
  • The India unit of China’s realme will raise headcount to 10,000 at the factory level, adding 2,500 staff this year.

Dragonfly endemic to Western Ghats photographed for the first time

Date: 15 June 2020 Tags: Biodiversity
  • A dragonfly endemic to Western Ghats has been photographed for the first timeby Ravindran Kamatchi of Nature Society of Tiruppur at Kallar in Coimbatore. The species is called Megalogomphussuperbus and its observation is rare.
  • Though the species is also there in the checklist of dragonflies in Kerala, nobody photographed it. The species was never reported seen in Tamil Nadu after British entomologist F.C.Fraser.
  • British entomologist F.C. Fraser has described sighting of the species in 1931 and 1934 at Boluvampatti, Walayar and Kallar.
  • The dragonfly belongs to gomphidae family which has six dragonflies – two in Tamil Nadu and Kerala, one in Sri Lank and three others in the northeast.

Famous cinematographer B Kannan dies

Date: 15 June 2020 Tags: Obituaries
  • Cinematographer B. Kannan, passed away in Chennai on Saturday. He was suffering from age-related ailments.
  • He was known for his association with director Bharathiraja and had worked with him in films such as ‘Alaigal Oyivadhillai’ and ‘Kaadhal Oviyam’.
  • He is the son of noted filmmaker A. Bhimsingh and the younger brother of editor B. Lenin.

Oldest first class cricketer Vasant Raiji passes away

Date: 15 June 2020 Tags: Obituaries
  • India’s oldest first-class cricketer Vasant Raiji passed away at his residence in Mumbai. Raiji was 100 years old.
  • Raiji, who was chartered accountant to start with, could not ignore his love for cricket. The right-handed batsman, played nine first-class matches for Mumbai and Baroda in the 1940s, scoring 277 runs with 68 being his highest score in his decade-long career.
  • Raiji’s debut was neither for Mumbai nor for Baroda. He played his first game for a Cricket Club of India team that locked horns with Central Provinces and Berar in Nagpur in 1939.

Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput dies

Date: 15 June 2020 Tags: Obituaries
  • Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput committed suicide by hanging. His body was found at his Bandra home. He was 34.
  • Sushant Singh Rajput essayed the male lead of Ekta Kapoor’s daily show Pavitra Rishtra alongside Ankita Lokhande. He later went on to participate in dance reality shows, Zara Nachke Dikha and Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 4.
  • He made his debut with the 2013 movie Kai Po Che! He later bagged lead roles in movies such as Yash Raj Films’ Shuddh Desi Romance, Detective Byomkesh Bakshy, MS Dhoni: The Untold Story, Kedarnath and the more recent Chhichhore.