Current Science
A Fortnightly Journal of Research
ISSN 0011-3891
Volume 100 - Issue 11: 10 Jun, 2011
In this Issue
In this issue
p. 1600

Editorial
The Mirage of World Class Institutions
p. 1601 | Balaram, P.

Correspondence
Fukushima: India at crossroads
p. 1603 | Chokshi, Atul H.

Where do Indian chemists publish their best research?
p. 1604 | Nishy, P.; Parvatharajan, Prema; Prathap, Gangan

GATE-qualified candidates and NET–CSIR–UGC lectureship examination
p. 1604 | Boominathan, L.

Hand sanitizers
p. 1605 | Vidyashankar, S.; Varma, Sandeep R.; Patki, Pralhad S.

Extraction of Picrorhiza kurrooa
p. 1606 | Uniyal, Anjali; Rawat, Gopal S.; Uniyal, Sanjay Kr.

The rapid increase of China’s average research impact
p. 1606 | Zhao, Star X.

News
Critically endangered Indian animals
p. 1608 | Sarkar, Jaimini

Lights and shades of science
p. 1609 | Manupriya

In Conversation
Jairam Ramesh
p. 1610 | Malhotra, Richa

Research News
STAR Experiment reports observation of the antimatter helium-4 nucleus
p. 1613 | Mohanty, Bedangadas

Opinion
Rain-fed agriculture could meet the challenges of food security in India
p. 1615 | Sharma, K. D.

Commentary
Recent landslides in Uttarakhand: nature’s fury or human folly
p. 1617 | Sati, S. P.; Sundriyal, Y. P.; Rana, Naresh; Dangwal, Surekha

Scientific Correspondence
First evidence of brain surgery in Bronze Age Harappa
p. 1621 | Sankhyan, A. R.; Schug, G. R.

A modified method to isolate genomic DNA from plants without liquid nitrogen
p. 1622 | Biswas, Kakoli; Biswas, Rajesh

Corolla elongation as an aid in self-pollination in Rhamphicarpa longiflora (Scrophulariaceae)
p. 1624 | Lekhak, M. M.; Chavan, J. J.; Janarthanam, M. K.; Pai, I. K.; Yadav, S. R.

Cosmic rays and global warming
p. 1626 | Sloan, T.; Wolfendale, A. W.

On cosmic rays, cloud condensation nuclei and climate
p. 1630 | Bhaskar, Gunturu Udaya

General Articles
Rationalizing investment and effort in whole genome sequencing for harvesting applied benefits
p. 1633 | Bhat, S. R.

Urban floods in Bangalore and Chennai: risk management challenges and lessons for sustainable urban ecology
p. 1638 | Gupta, Anil K.; Nair, Sreeja S.

Review Articles
Protein chaperones and non-protein substrates: on substrate promiscuity of GroEL
p. 1646 | Kumar, C. M. Santosh; Mande, Shekhar C.

Parawilt/sudden wilt of cotton – a perspective on the cause and its management under field condition
p. 1654 | Hebbar, K. B.; Mayee, C. D.

Research Account
Logic of evidence-based inference propositions
p. 1663 | Jain, Mahendra Kumar

Research Articles
Biodrainage to combat waterlogging, increase farm productivity and sequester carbon in canal command areas of northwest India
p. 1673 | Ram, J.; Dagar, J. C.; Lal, Khajanchi; Singh, G.; Toky, O. P.; Tanwar, V. S.; Dar, S. R.; Chauhan, M. K.

Habitat enrichment and its impact on avian diversity: a study at GBPIHED, Kosi-Katarmal, Uttarakhand, India
p. 1681 | Palita, Sharat Kumar; Ponkshe, Aditya V.; Dhar, Uppeander

Research Communication
Synthesis and characterization of silver, gold, copper oxide and titanium dioxide sponges using Triton X-305 as sacrificial hydrogel template
p. 1690 | Khan, Farid; Bilgainya, Ruchi

Money handling and obesity: a test of the exaptation hypothesis
p. 1695 | Karve, Shraddha; Shurpali, Ketaki; Dahanukar, Neelesh; Paranjape, Sharayu; Jog, Maithili; Belsare, Prajakta; Watve, Milind

Fungal community associated with Arctic moss, Tetraplodon mimoides and its rhizosphere: bioprospecting for production of industrially useful enzymes
p. 1701 | Gawas-Sakhalkar, Puja; Singh, Shiv Mohan

Microbial transformation of (+)-heraclenin by Aspergillus niger and evaluation of its antiplasmodial and antimicrobial activities
p. 1706 | Mangala Gowri, P.; Haribabu, K.; Kishore, Hara; Manjusha, O.; Biswas, Sukla; Murthy, U. S. N.

A record of lake outburst in the Indus valley of Ladakh Himalaya, India
p. 1712 | Sangode, S. J.; Phadtare, N. R.; Meshram, D. C.; Rawat, S.; Suresh, N.

Establishment of missing stream link between the Markanda river and the Vedic Saraswati river in Haryana, India – geoelectrical resistivity approach
p. 1719 | Kshetrimayum, K. S.; Bajpai, V. N.

Identification of dorsal guard hairs of five species of the family Cercopithecidae (Primates: Mammalia)
p. 1725 | Sarkar, Paramita Saha; De, Joy Krishna; Manna, Chanchal Kumar

Book Reviews
The Global Origins and Development of Seafaring, Atholl Anderson, James H. Barrett and Katherine V. Boyle (eds)
p. 1729 | Nayar, N. M.

Challenge of the New Balance: A Study of the Six Most Emissions Intensive Sectors to Determine India’s Low Carbon Growth Options, Chandra Bhushan
p. 1730 | Verma, Ashish

Chemistry of Natural Products: A Unified Approach, N. R. Krishnaswamy
p. 1731 | Vishwakarma, Ram

Hand-Book of Oral Cancer Screening and Education: A Guideline Protocol, Chitta Ranjan Choudhury
p. 1732 | Chaturvedi, Pankaj

Historical Notes
Printed scientific reprint: demise of a cherub
p. 1733 | Kantha, Sachi Sri

Advertisements
Funding Opportunity Announcement—INDO-US Joint Clean Energy Research and Development Center
p. 1736

Call for Individual Research Proposals and Post Doctoral Fellowship under Cognitive Science Research Initiative
p. 1737

Recruitment Scientists—Regional Plant Resource Centre
p. 1738

Award for Research Funded Projects—Department of Biotechnology
p. 1739

Call for Proposals for funding support – 16th Batch—Small Business Innovation Research Initiative
p. 1740

UGC Faculty Recharge Programme
p. 1741

SciFinder
p. 1742

XXXII REFRESHER COURSE IN EXPERIMENTAL PHYSICS
p. 1743

Directors of ‘Indian Institute of Science Education and Research’—Ministry of Human Resource Development
p. 1744

Engineer-D—UGC-DAE Consortium for Scientific Research
p. 1745

Recruitment of Junior Research Fellow—KSKV Kachchh University
p. 1746

Research Associate/Senior Research Fellow—National Centre of Experimental Mineralogy and Petrology
p. 1747

Career Opportunities in Data-Intensive Discovery Research—Regional Centre for Biotechnology
p. 1747

Junior Research Fellow—University of Delhi
p. 1748

Junior Research Fellow—Anna University
p. 1748

2011 Lilly Outstanding Thesis Awards
p. 1749

Junior Research Fellow—Sardar Patel Renewable Energy Research Institute
p. 1749

Junior Research Fellow—Pillai’s Institute of Information Technology
p. 1750

Invites application for M.Phil. (Natural Resource Management)—Indian Institute of Forest Management
p. 1750

Scientist Recruitment—Indian Institute of Chemical Biology
p. 1751

Faculty Positions Invited—Charotar University of Science and Technology
p. 1751

Junior Research Fellow—Goa University
p. 1752

Opportunity for Partnership in Intellectual Property (Patents)—Applied Science Innovations Private Limited
p. 1752

Junior Research Fellow—Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science
p. 1752

Junior Research Fellow—Shivaji University
p. 1753

Nominations invited for Prof. G N Ramachandran Gold Medal for Excellence in Biological Sciences and Technology – 2011
p. 1753

Senior Research Fellow—Pondicherry University
p. 1753

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