Current Science
A Fortnightly Journal of Research
ISSN 0011-3891
Volume 100 - Issue 09: 10 May, 2011
In this Issue
In this issue
p. 1268

Editorial
Elements: Impending Scarcity
p. 1269 | Balaram, P.

Correspondence
Ph D production
p. 1271 | Tauro, P.

Opportunities in ‘FAIR’
p. 1271 | Ramamurthy, V. S.

Good GM crops would flourish in India
p. 1272 | Shanmugam, G.

Assessment of impacts and vulnerability to India’s coastline due to climate change
p. 1273 | Unnikrishnan, A. S.

Natural disaster compels biota to adapt
p. 1273 | Panigrahi, S.; Hussain, K. Jahir; Ramesh, T.; Mohanty, A. K.; Samantara, M. K.; Satpathy, K. K.

The year 2010 was ‘mast seed year’ for the Kharsu oak (Quercus semecarpifolia Sm.) in the Western Himalaya
p. 1275 | Singh, Gajendra; Rai, Ishwari Dutt; Rawat, G. S.

Correlation between h-index, EigenfactorTM and Article InfluenceTM of chemical engineering journals
p. 1276 | Prathap, Gangan

DNA barcoding for identification of the enigmatic plant Ramkand
p. 1277 | Nimbalkar, Mansingraj S.; Kshirsagar, Parthraj R.; Shimpale, Vinod B.; Pawar, Nilesh V.; Dixit, Ghanasham B.

News
Science and higher education-related legislature before Parliament
p. 1278 | Sarkar, Jaimini

Meeting Report
Weak interactions in chemistry
p. 1282 | Mukhopadhyay, Chhanda; Mohanta, Sasankasekhar

Research News
Capillary force-induced tuning of suspension rheology
p. 1283 | Sur, Ujjal Kumar

Opinion
GM crops and centres of origin – a case study of Bt brinjal in India
p. 1285 | Hanur, Vageeshbabu S.

Commentary
Now it is water all the way in Garhkundar–Dabar watershed of drought-prone semi-arid Bundelkhand, India
p. 1287 | Palsaniya, D. R.; Singh, Ramesh; Yadav, R. S.; Tewari, R. K.; Dhyani, S. K.

Scientific Correspondence
Feeling: a measurable quantity?
p. 1289 | Venkatesan, C.

Melissopalynological studies on mangrove honeys from Sunderbans (Bangladesh) and Little Andaman (India)
p. 1290 | Singh, Shilpa; Kar, Ratan

Occurrence of giant nodules in the Jodhpur Sandstone, Sursagar area, Jodhpur, Rajasthan
p. 1294 | Kumar, S.; Pandey, S. K.; Ahmad, S.

General Articles
Use made of open access journals by Indian researchers to publish their findings
p. 1297 | Madhan, Muthu; Arunachalam, Subbiah

Review Articles
Transport of prefolded proteins in bacteria: an overview on twin arginine transport pathway and its role in pathogenesis
p. 1307 | Parthasarathy, Sunil; Sastry, Pidaparty Seshadri; Siddavattam, Dayananda

Research Articles
Dating of the 85°E Ridge (northeastern Indian Ocean) using marine magnetic anomalies
p. 1314 | Michael, Laju; Krishna, K. S.

Diatoms from the surface waters of the Southern Ocean during the austral summer of 2004
p. 1323 | Mohan, Rahul; Quarshi, Anayat A.; Meloth, Thamban; Sudhakar, M.

Special Section: Sustainable Transport
Achieving sustainable transportation system for Indian cities – problems and issues
p. 1328 | Verma, Ashish; Sreenivasulu, S.; Dash, N.

Promotion of non-motorized modes as a sustainable transportation option: policy and planning issues
p. 1340 | Rastogi, Rajat

An approach to the development of sustainable urban transport system in Kolkata
p. 1349 | Sarkar, P. K.; Tagore, Pratiti

Development of free-speed equations for assessment of road-user cost on high-speed multi-lane carriageways of India on Plain Terrain
p. 1362 | Madhu, Errampalli; Velmurugan, S.; Ravinder, K.; Nataraju, J.

Recommendations for driver licensing and traffic law enforcement in India aiming to improve road safety
p. 1373 | Verma, Ashish; Velumurugan, S.; Chakrabarty, Neelima; Srinivas, Sushma

Sustainable transportation for Indian cities: role of intelligent transportation systems
p. 1386 | Chakroborty, Partha

Research Communication
A possibility of Magnus effect on disk galaxies
p. 1391 | Omar, Amitesh

Development of cesium fountain frequency standard at the National Physical Laboratory, India
p. 1393 | Gupta, Amitava Sen; Agarwal, Ashish; Arora, Poonam; Pant, Kavindra

An assay for screening anti-mitotic activity of herbal extracts
p. 1399 | Murthy, G. Satyanarayana; Francis, T. P.; Singh, C. Rajendra; Nagendra, H. G.; Naik, Chandrashekhar

Comparison of electrical resistivity by geophysical method and neutron probe logging for soil moisture monitoring in a forested watershed
p. 1405 | Parate, Harshad R.; Kumar, M. S. Mohan; Descloitres, Marc; Barbiero, Laurent; Ruiz, Laurent; Braun, Jean-Jacques; Sekhar, M.; Kumar, C.

Soil respiration under different forest species in the riparian buffer of the semi-arid region of northwest India
p. 1412 | Jha, Pramod; Mohapatra, K. P.

Recession and reconstruction of Milam Glacier, Kumaon Himalaya, observed with satellite imagery
p. 1420 | Raj, K. Babu Govindha

Convergence rates along the Himalayan Frontal Thrust inferred from terraces at Chandidevi Temple Hill, Hardwar, Northwestern Himalaya
p. 1426 | Parkash, B.; Rathor, Rajat S.; Pati, Pitambar; Jakhmola, Rajendra P.; Singh, Seema

Book Reviews
India: Science & Technology 2008, P. Banerjee (ed. )
p. 1433 | Arunachalam, Subbiah

Telescopes in India, Mohan Sundara Rajan
p. 1434 | Srianand, R.

Personal News
K. S. Venkataramani (1924–2010)
p. 1435 | Subramanian, C. V.

Historical Notes
Homi Bhabha – an appreciation and a hope
p. 1437 | Mukunda, N.

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UGC-NRCBS Summer School on ‘Comparative Genomics and Proteomics in Drug Discovery’—Madurai Kamaraj University
p. 1442

Introducing scibiolmed. org publications
p. 1443

National Scientific
p. 1444

SciFinder
p. 1445

PhD Program with Scholarship—Manipal University
p. 1446

Applications invited for Ph. D. Programme—CSIR-National Institute of Oceanography
p. 1447

Head of Agri-Inputs R&D—Godrej Agrovet Ltd
p. 1448

JRF Position in DAE-BRNS Project—SSN College of Engineering
p. 1448

Nominations/Applications are Invited for the Post of Director—Institute of Immunology, New Delhi
p. 1449

Junior Research Fellow—University of Pune
p. 1449

Kanan Devan Hills Plantations Co. Pvt Ltd
p. 1450

Nominations invited for Prof G N Ramachandran Gold Medal for Excellence in Biological Sciences and Technology – 2011
p. 1450

Gujarat Institute of Desert Ecology
p. 1451

JRF Position in the Department of Physics—BITS-Pilani, K. K. Birla Goa
p. 1451

Yenepoya University Invites Applications for the Post-Doctoral Fellowships (PDF) and Junior Research Fellowships (JRF) – 2011
p. 1451

JRF in Biological Science—BITS-Pilani, K. K. Birla Goa
p. 1452

Senior Research Fellow—Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology
p. 1452

Post of JRF under BRNS Research Project—Maharaja Institute of Technology – Mysore
p. 1452

Post of TA/JRF/SRF—University of Delhi
p. 1452

Posts of Professor, Associate Professor and Assistant Professor—Swami Ramanand Teerth Marathwada University
p. 1453

Research Fellow—Indian Statistical Institute
p. 1453

Junior Research Fellow—Govt V. Y. T. PG Autonomous College
p. 1453

JRF Position in the Department of Physics—BITS-Pilani, K. K. Birla Goa
p. 1453

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