Current Science
A Fortnightly Journal of Research
ISSN 0011-3891
Volume 101 - Issue 01: 10 Jul, 2011
In this Issue
In this issue
p. 0004

Defaming the Dead: History and Statistics
p. 0005 | Balaram, P.

The bubbling Baratang mud volcano: a geological signature
p. 0007 | Nagarajan, B.; George, Rajee; Kumar, S. Senthil; Balan, D. Jesu; Shelke, G. R.

Retired hurt, not the scientists but the science of India
p. 0007 | Rao, Kalluri Subba

A critique on technological development, risks and ethics
p. 0008 | Chakrabarti, Sharadindra; Sen, Ranen

Meeting Report
Communication technologies – the challenges ahead
p. 0009 | Kostadinova, Iva

Second state-level S&T conference
p. 0011 | Malhotra, Richa

Research News
Vigour maintaining seeds for farmers
p. 0012 | Sarkar, Jaimini

Post-mortem of the Japanese earthquake provides new insights
p. 0013 | Rajendran, C. P.

Bracing for flood hazards
p. 0016 | Valdiya, K. S.

In search of a gonadotropic hormone in Crustacea
p. 0018 | Subramoniam, T.

The Faustian bargain in data-driven discovery: lessons from medicine
p. 0020 | Agrawal, Anurag

Scientific Correspondence
h-Efficiency: measuring input–output performance of research funds
p. 0021 | Zhao, Star X.; Ye, Fred Y.

Enhancement of PCR amplification of actinobacterial 16S rRNA gene using an adjuvant, dimethyl sulphoxide
p. 0022 | Karuppiah, V.; Aarthi, C.; Sivakumar, K.

Status of monsoon forecasting in India
p. 0024 | Goswami, P.

Response: Status of monsoon forecasting in India
p. 0024 | Gadgil, Sulochana; Srinivasan, J.

Technical Note
Setting up of a microKelvin refrigerator facility at TIFR
p. 0028 | Naren, H. R.; Sannabhadti, R. S.; Kumar, Anil; Arolkar, V.; Waard, Arlette de; Frossati, G.; Ramakrishan, S.

General Articles
Challenges and prospects for wind energy to attain 20% grid penetration by 2020 in India
p. 0035 | Madsen, Peter Hauge; Natarajan, Anand

Prebiotics in ancient Indian diets
p. 0043 | Samanta, A. K.; Kolte, Atul P.; Senani, S.; Sridhar, Manpal; Jayapal, Natasha

Review Articles
Photosynthesis, a global sensor of environmental stress in green plants: stress signalling and adaptation
p. 0047 | Biswal, Basanti; Joshi, P. N.; Raval, M. K.; Biswal, U. C.

Research Articles
In vitro methane emission from Indian dry roughages in relation to chemical composition
p. 0057 | Singh, Sultan; Kushwaha, B. P.; Nag, S.K; Mishra, A.K; Bhattacharya, S; Gupta, P. K.; Singh, A

Research Communication
Identification of methylated genes in BALB/c mice liver using monoclonal antibody combined with the high-throughput cDNA microarray approach
p. 0066 | Mukherjee, Sanjay; Sainis, Krishna B.; Deobagkar, Deepti

A green slow-release fertilizer composition based on urea-modified hydroxyapatite nanoparticles encapsulated wood
p. 0073 | Kottegoda, Nilwala; Munaweera, Imalka; Madusanka, Nadeesh; Karunaratne, Veranja

Long distance electrical signalling in jute plant
p. 0078 | Datta, Prajjal; Palit, P.

Calcrete-hosted surficial uranium occurrence in playa-lake environment at Lachhri, Nagaur District, Rajasthan, India
p. 0084 | Misra, Arpan; Pande, Dheeraj; Kumar, K. Ramesh; Nanda, L. K.; Maithani, P.B; Chaki, Anjan

Microclimatic condition in relation to conservation of cave no. 2 murals of Ajanta
p. 0089 | Singh, M.

Occurrence of melanite garnet in syenite and ijolite–melteigite rocks of Samchampi–Samteran alkaline complex, Mikir Hills, Northeastern India
p. 0095 | Saha, Abhishek; Ray, Jyotisankar; Ganguly, Sohini; Chatterjee, Nilanjan

Effect of Tribulus terrestris on monosex production in Poecilia latipinna
p. 0100 | Kavitha, P.; Subramanian, P.

Book Reviews
Policy and Practice in Asian Distance Education, Tian Belawati and Jon Baggaley (eds)
p. 0105 | Venkataram, P.

Annual Review of Genomics and Human Genetics, 2009, Aravinda Chakravarti and Eric Green (eds)
p. 0106 | Mukerji, Mitali

Worldviews – An Introduction to the History and Philosophy of Science (Second Edition), Richard DeWitt
p. 0107 | Raman, Anantanarayanan

Personal News
Nuggehalli Raghuveer Moudgal (1931–2011)
p. 0109 | Rao, A. Jagannadha

Department of Biotechnology
p. 0110

PROF. T. M. HARRIS MEDAL – 2010—Birbal Sahni Institute of Palaeobotany
p. 0111

UGC–Networking Resource Centre in Biological Sciences (NRCBS)—Madurai Kamaraj University
p. 0112

p. 0113

p. 0114

Award of Biotechnology Overseas Associateship to Scientists Working in North Eastern States under Special Programme for the Northeast: 2011-12—Department of Biotechnology
p. 0115

Junior Research Fellow—Department of Textile Technology
p. 0116

Training programme on Magnetotelluric Techniques (MT): Theory and Applications
p. 0116

Junior Research Fellowship—Mangalore University
p. 0117

Needs Subject Experts—Agri Biotech Foundation
p. 0117

Research Positions—Manipal University
p. 0118

Requires Technical Staff—Environment Protection Training and Research Institute
p. 0118

JRF Position—Centre for Genomics, Jiwaji University
p. 0119

Project Assistant—Dr K. C. Patel Research and Development Centre
p. 0119

Deputation of Indian Scientists Abroad Under Bilateral Exchange Programme 2012—Indian National Science Academy
p. 0120

Junior Research Fellow—National Institute of Technology
p. 0120

Assured Opportunity for Research Career (AORC) under INSPIRE Programme—Department of Science and Technology
p. 0121

Ph. D. Grant in Cancer Biotherapy at the Paris University Paris-0Diderot Institute of Hematology
p. 0121

Research Associate—MACS-Agharkar Research Institute
p. 0122

Senior Research Fellows—West Bengal University of Technology
p. 0122

Wellcome Trust
p. 0123

Research Associate—Central Institute of Freshwater Aquaculture
p. 0123

Career Opportunities in Technology Platforms in Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research—Regional Centre for Biotechnology
p. 0124

JRF Openings at Sree Sankara College
p. 0124

Senior Research Fellow—Sankara Nethralaya
p. 0125

Recruitment of a Junior Research Fellow—SGTB Khalsa College
p. 0125

Department of Zoology, University of Delhi
p. 0125

p. 0126

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