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TRDO — a system that unearthed Dhoni, Ishant and Raina — gets a thumbs up(Sports )

In a significant move, the BCCI’s newly constituted advisory panel, comprising Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly and V.V.S. Laxman, has recommended the revival of the Talent Resource Development Officer’s (TRDO) wing. It was the same system which, during its rather influential existence from 2002 to 2006, brought cricketers such as Mahendra

Ancient royal ring found in Karur riverbed (Indian Culture ,GS paper 1 ,prelims ,The Hindu )

The silver ring with the emblem of a fish found on the Amaravathi riverbed. Photo: Special Arrangement A silver ring with an inscription in the ancient Tamil Brahmi script has been found reportedly from the Amaravathi riverbed at Karur in Tamil Nadu. The highly stylised script depicts the punctuated Pandya

Weaving trouble (Handicraft ,Down to Earth )

Kashmir’s handmade pashmina shawls have long been threatened by power looms outside the state. The problem has now spread within KASHMIR’S FABLED handcrafted pashmina shawls could soon be a thing of the past. The proliferation of machine-made pashmina products has become a big threat to the livelihood of the state’s

High lead content in everyday consumables (Science and Tech ,The Hindu ,health )

Tests done by NRCLPI on spices, rice show lead above permissible limits It’s not just Maggi that has high lead content. Our daily-use consumables, be it turmeric and vermillion (arishina-kumkum) sold on the roadside, or cosmetics such as kajal and lipstick (both branded and unbranded), can contain high lead content. In fact,