Current Science
A Fortnightly Journal of Research
ISSN 0011-3891
Volume 101 - Issue 08: 25 Oct, 2011
In this Issue
In this issue
p. 0980

Editorial
Seeing is Believing: Quasicrystals and the Demise of Perfect Order
p. 0981 | Balaram, P.

Correspondence
Luring and fooling foreign-trained young Indian researchers
p. 0983 | Pasupuleti, Mukesh

h-Index of high-impact hospitals
p. 0984 | Zhao, Star X.; Ye, Fred Y.

The Bt brinjal–biodiversity issue
p. 0985 | Samuels, J.; Shanmugam, G.

Eligibility for research: selection or discrimination?
p. 0986 | Sangode, S. J.

Ancient canal and stone quarries near Halebidu, Hassan District, Karnataka
p. 0987 | Rajendran, C. P.; Aravazhi, P.

News
Rinderpest: the fall of a virus
p. 0990 | Yadugiri, V. T.

In Conversation
Madusree Mukerjee
p. 0994 | Prakash, Megha

M. S. Swaminathan
p. 0996 | Yadugiri, V. T.

Research News
Presence of Early Pleistocene Acheulian hominins in South India
p. 1003 | Sarkar, Jaimini

Commentary
Sex ratio in India – embarrassing to be honest
p. 1006 | Joshi, Archana; Tiwari, Neeraj

Scientific Correspondence
Production of Bacillus thuringiensis subsp. israelensis from agro-based product (corncob)
p. 1009 | Poopathi, Subbiah; Archana, Balaraman

Diatom distribution and its relationship with water quality in the Mahi River Basin
p. 1011 | Sharma, Anupam; Kumar, Kamlesh; Prasad, Vandana; Thakur, Biswajeet

A new caecilian Ichthyophis davidi sp. nov. (Gymnophiona: Ichthyophiidae): the largest striped caecilian from the Western Ghats
p. 1015 | Bhatta, Gopalakrishna; Dinesh, K. P.; Prashanth, P.; Kulkarni, Nirmal; Radhakrishnan, C.

General Articles
The new 130-cm optical telescope at Devasthal, Nainital
p. 1020 | Sagar, Ram; Omar, Amitesh; Kumar, Brijesh; Gopinathan, Maheswar; Pandey, Shashi B.; Bangia, Tarun; Pant, Jayshreekar; Shukla, Vishal; Yadava, Shobhit

Adverse drug reaction monitoring
p. 1024 | Bhosale, Vivek V.; Gaur, S. P. S.

Research Articles
Development of an AGV-based intelligent material distribution system
p. 1028 | Pal, Prabir K.; Sakrikar, Rahul; Sarngadharan, P. V.; Sharma, Sanjeev; Shrivastava, V. K.; Dave, Vaibhav; Singh, Namita; Das, A. P.

Effectiveness of 3D geoelectrical resistivity imaging using parallel 2D profiles
p. 1036 | Aizebeokhai, A. P.; Olayinka, A. I.; Singh, V. S.; Uhuegbu, C. C.

Precursory microcracking and brittle failure of Latur basalt and migmatite gneiss under compressive loading
p. 1053 | Rao, M. V. M. S.; Lakshmi, K. J. Prasanna; Rao, G. M. Nagaraja; Vijayakumar, K.; Udayakumar, S.

Research Communication
Prediction of binding site for curcuminoids at human topoisomerase II α protein; an in silico approach
p. 1060 | Kesharwani, Rajesh K.; Misra, Krishna

The transmission dynamics of pandemic influenza A/H1N1 2009–2010 in India
p. 1065 | Gani, S. R.; Ali, Sk. Taslim; Kadi, A. S.

Observations of near-conjugate high-latitude substorms and their low-latitude implications
p. 1073 | Singh, Anand K.; Jayashree, B.; Sinha, A. K.; Rawat, Rahul; Pathan, B. M.; Dhar, Ajay

Book Reviews
The Science of Saving Tigers, K. Ullas Karanth
p. 1087 | Reddy, Anuradha; Shivaji, S.

Annual Review of Neuroscience, 2010. Steven E. Hymanet al. (eds)
p. 1088 | Sikdar, S. K.

Eyes on the Sky – The Story of Telescopes, Biman Nath
p. 1089 | Prakash, Megha

Historical Notes
Madan Mohan Malaviya and Banaras Hindu University
p. 1091 | Dwivedi, B. N.

Advertisements
Call for Proposals 2012—Department of Science and Technology
p. 1096

NASI-SCOPUS Young Scientist Awards 2011
p. 1097

Research Scholars Program – II – 2011—CDFD
p. 1098

Invites Applications for the Post of Director—Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium, Bangalore
p. 1099

Work With Us—National Biodiversity Authority
p. 1100

Experiments for Tomorrow – XXXV Refresher Course in Experimental Physics
p. 1101

Research Positions in Tomato Functional Genomics and Metabolomics— University of Hyderabad
p. 1102

Mid Year Research Admissions 2011–12—Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research
p. 1103

DST Sponsored Workshop on ‘Advances in Biotechnology (ABST)’
p. 1103

Faculty and Post-doctoral Vacancies—National Institute of Advanced Studies
p. 1104

University of Delhi
p. 1104

Junior Research Fellow—National Centre For Cell Science, Pune
p. 1105

Research Positions—Manipal Life Sciences Centre
p. 1105

SRF Positions in DAE-BRNS Projects—Vasantdada Sugar Institute
p. 1106

Junior Research Fellow for ISRO Research Project on INSAT-3D Utilisation
p. 1106

Special Drive for Recruitment of Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe Candidates—Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology
p. 1107

Post-doctoral Vacancies—National Institute of Advanced Studies
p. 1107

Junior Research Fellow—Plant Biotechnology Centre
p. 1108

Research Fellowships—Regional Centre for Biotechnology
p. 1108

Research Coordinator—Aaranyak, Guwahati
p. 1109

JRF (one) and Field Assistant (one)—Entomology Research Institute
p. 1109

Junior Research Fellow—Annamalai University
p. 1109

Indian Academy of Sciences
p. 1110

Research Assistant level-II—University of Lucknow
p. 1110

Junior Research Fellow—Sophia College
p. 1110

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