Current Science
A Fortnightly Journal of Research
ISSN 0011-3891
Volume 102 - Issue 03: 10 Feb, 2012
In this Issue
In this issue
p. 0374

Virus Research: Fuelling New Fears
p. 0375 | Balaram, P.

National priorities and the quest for scientific excellence
p. 0377 | Vijayan, M.

Headhunters needed
p. 0378 | Rao, J. Prakasa

Self-plagiarism and conference proceedings
p. 0379 | Chaddah, P.

An algorithm and benchmarks for making world-class institutions
p. 0379 | Sharma, Om P.

On Charles Darwin and Madras
p. 0381 | Raman, Anantanarayanan

Conservation of pitcher plant
p. 0381 | Bokolial, Devajyoti; Syiemlieh, S. M.; Rao, C. S.

Need for geological studies to probe land subsidence
p. 0382 | Rao, N. Subba

Meeting Report
Science communication and scientific temper
p. 0383 | Malhotra, Richa

Research News
Efficient storage of hydrogen fuel in formic acid using an active iron-based catalytic system
p. 0384 | Sur, Ujjal Kumar

In Conversation
Swaminathan Sivaram
p. 0385 | Malhotra, Richa

The nature of scientific theory
p. 0386 | Chatterjee, Siddharth G.

What is really real?
p. 0389 | Chokshi, Atul H.

Scientific Correspondence
Pollen cone characteristics, pollen yield and pollen-mediated gene flow in Cedrus deodara
p. 0394 | Sharma, C. M.; Khanduri, V. P.

The oldest fossil of Semecarpus L.f. from the Makum Coalfield, Assam, India and comments on its origin
p. 0398 | Srivastava, Gaurav; Mehrotra, R. C.

General Articles
Work outsourced to Indian biotech and pharma companies is not yet significantly innovative
p. 0401 | Soby, Sajna; Kandasamy, Muthukrishnakumar; Saberwal, Gayatri

Ribosome–RNA interaction: a potential target for developing antiviral against hepatitis C virus
p. 0405 | Ray, Upasana; Ray, Partho Sarothi; Das, Saumitra

Research Account
The Cloud Aerosol Interaction and Precipitation Enhancement Experiment (CAIPEEX): overview and preliminary results
p. 0413 | Kulkarni, J. R.; Maheskumar, R. S.; Morwal, S. B.; Kumari, B. Padma; Konwar, M.; Deshpande, C. G.; Joshi, R. R.; Bhalwankar, R. V.; Pandithurai, G.; Safai, P. D.; Narkhedkar, S. G.; Dani, K. K.; Nath, A.; Nair, Sathy; Sapre, V. V.; Puranik, P. V.; Kandalgaonkar, S. S.; Mujumdar, V. R.; Khaladkar, R. M.; Vijayakumar, R.; Prabha, T. V.; Goswami, B. N.

Special Section: Atmospheric and Environmental Chemistry
Atmospheric chemistry and climate
p. 0426 | Satheesh, S. K.

Current atmospheric aerosol research in India
p. 0440 | Krishna, R. Ravi

Measurement of kinetic parameters of gasphase reactions relevant to atmospheric chemistry
p. 0452 | Dhanya, S.; Pushpa, K. K.; Naik, P. D.

Kinetic parameters for the reaction of OH radical initiated atmospheric oxidation of (E)-2-pentenal: ab initio and transition state theory calculations
p. 0460 | Upendra, B.; Prasanna, D. S. Lakshmi; Rajakumar, B.

Theoretical study of the gas-phase reactions of CHF2OCHF2 (HFE-134) with Cl atoms
p. 0470 | Devi, Kh. Jogeshwari; Chandra, Asit K.

Research Communications
Low-frequency dielectric response in two-dimensional layered MoO3 system doped with Nb2O5 at low temperatures
p. 0478 | Al-Khawaja, S.; Kassem, M.

Lithospheric structure across the western part of the Narmada–Son Lineament from wide-angle seismic data
p. 0484 | Sridhar, A. R.; Prasad, A. S. S. S. R. S.; Sain, Kalachand; Sarkar, Dipankar

Frontal recession of Gangotri Glacier, Garhwal Himalayas, from 1965 to 2006, measured through highresolution remote sensing data
p. 0489 | Bhambri, Rakesh; Bolch, Tobias; Chaujar, Ravinder Kumar

A first look at the dinoflagellate cysts abundance in the Bay of Bengal: implications on Late Quaternary productivity and climate change
p. 0495 | Naidu, P. Divakar; Patil, Jagadish S.; Narale, Dhiraj D.; Anil, A. C.

Historical and future seismicity near Jaitapur, India
p. 0499 | Bilham, Roger; Gaur, Vinod K.

Book Reviews
Elementary Particle Physics in a Nut-shell. Christopher G. Tully
p. 0500 | Ananthanarayan, B.

Annual Review of Physical Chemistry, 2011. S. R. Leone et al. (eds)
p. 0501 | Arunan, E.

Human Development in the Indian Context: A Socio-Cultural Focus, Vol. II. Margaret Khalakdina
p. 0503 | Menon, Sangeetha; Kutchibotla, Lakshmi

Number Crunching: Taming Unruly Computational Problems from Mathe-matical Physics to Science Fiction. Paul J. Nahin
p. 0505 | Singh, Vijay A.

Personal News
Priti Shankar (1947–2011)
p. 0506 | Haritsa, Jayant R.

Historical Notes
Using satellite imagery and historical maps to study the original contours of Lalbagh Botanical Garden
p. 0507 | Iyer, Meera; Nagendra, Harini; Rajani, M. B.

Academy News
Indian Academy of Sciences elects new Fellows – 2012
p. 0510

Call for Proposals for Financial Support – 18th Batch-Department of Biotechnology
p. 0511

Centre for Advanced Training in Earth System Science and Climate - Earth System Science Organization
p. 0512

Merck Millipore India Innovation Award 2012
p. 0513

Junior Planetarium Engineer/Junior Scientific Officer - Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium
p. 0514

Refresher Course in Statistical Physics - Science Academies’
p. 0515

Applications/Nominations for Appointments to the Haldane Chair and the Khorana Chair - Centre for DNA Fingerprinting and Diagnostics
p. 0516

Research Positions in Tomato Functional Genomics and Metabolomics - University of Hyderabad
p. 0517

Young Visiting Scientists Award - Regional Centre for Biotechnology
p. 0518

Walk-In-Interview - Annamalai University
p. 0519

Fellowship for Biomedical Research in India
p. 0520

Inviting Teachers for The Valley School, Bangalore
p. 0521

IFCPAR Workshop on Modern Nonlinear Optics, a Multidisciplinary Approach from Fundamentals to Applications
p. 0522

Position of Project Assistant and Junior Research Fellow - Charotar University of Science and Technology
p. 0522

Research Positions - Manipal University
p. 0523

Odisha Bigyan Academy
p. 0523

Nominations Invited for Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prizes for Science and Technology – 2012
p. 0524

JRF Position in DAE-BRNS Project - North Orissa University
p. 0524

Recruitment for the Post of SRF (Senior Research Fellow) (Temporary posts) - Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology
p. 0525

JRF Position in BRNS (DAE) - Anand International College of Engineering
p. 0525

Project Assistant - Dr K. C. Patel Research and Development Centre
p. 0526

International Conference on ‘Women in Science and Engineering: Global Perspectives on Challenges and Opportunities’
p. 0526

Junior Research Fellow – Birla Institute of Technology
p. 0527

SRF on BRNS Project - Institute of Chemical Technology
p. 0527

SRF/RA - Sri Krishnadevaraya University
p. 0527

Research Associate/Senior Research Fellow - National Centre of Experimental Mineralogy and Petrology
p. 0527

UGC-Networking Resource Centre, Fifth Teacher/Researcher Training Workshop in Biological Sciences at Indian Institute of Science
p. 0528

Assistant Professor - University of Delhi
p. 0528

Call for Pre-Proposals on Development of Wide Spectrum Biopesticides/Biocontrol Agents-Ministry of Science and Technology
p. 0529

Science Writing Internships-Current Science
p. 0530

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