Current Science
A Fortnightly Journal of Research
ISSN 0011-3891
Volume 104 - Issue 10: 25 May, 2013
In this Issue
In this Issue
p. 1265

Research Assessment: Declaring War on the Impact Factor
p. 1267 | Balaram, P.

Making learning in chemistry laboratory more meaningful
p. 1269 | Ladage, Savita; Ravishankar, Lakshmy

Cracking the Academic Performance Indicator score: is it a ‘boon’ or just a ‘cocoon’?
p. 1269 | Singaravelan, N.

Mitigation of groundwater depletion hazards in India
p. 1271 | Kumar, Rohitashw; Raj, Harender

Shrinkage of Chinese Internet resources
p. 1271 | Li, Jiang

Vulture decline – an ecosystem crisis
p. 1273 | Abrol, D. P.

Getting ready with REDD+ strategy for India
p. 1274 | Singh, Tajinder Pal

Tunicate bloom in the Obhur creek of Jeddah coast, Red Sea
p. 1274 | Al-Sofyani, Abdulmohsin A.; Marimuthu, A.; Wilson, J. Jerald

Adaptive soil management
p. 1275 | Abhilash, P. C.; Dubey, Rama Kant; Tripathi, Vishal; Srivastava, Pankaj; Verma, J. P.; Singh, H. B.

‘Phantom references’, ‘nomina nuda’ and the dilemma of freshwater fish taxonomy in India
p. 1277 | Rahavan, Rajeev; Dahanukar, Neelesh; Philip, Siby; Krishnakumar, K.; Ali, Anvar

Inventorying microbial diversity: new challenges for India
p. 1280 | Sharma, N. D.

Scientific Correspondence
Anatomical studies of timber and EPMA analysis of brass artefacts collected from steam engine shipwreck of Minicoy Island, Lakshadweep, India
p. 1282 | Tripati, Sila; Shukla, S. R.; Som, Vishnu; Sundaresh; Khedekar, Vijay; Shashikala, S.; Sharma, S. K.

Model simulation of tide-induced currents in Gauthami–Godavari estuary
p. 1287 | Sridevi, B.; Ramana Murty, T. V.; Sadhuram, Y.; Sarma, V. V. S. S.; Naidu, V. S.; Prasad, K. V. S. R.

Occurrence of rare titanium–niobium-rich astrophyllite in the Podili alkali granite pluton, Prakasam district, Andhra Pradesh, India
p. 1290 | Sai, V. V. Sesha; Rao, G. Rama; Prasad, G. J. S.; Reddy, V. Adinarayana

General Articles
Tree density and canopy cover in the urban areas in Gujarat, India
p. 1294 | Singh, H. S.

Constraining large earthquakes along the Andaman trench using deepwater turbidites: prospects and challenges
p. 1300 | Rajendran, C. P.; Andrade, Vanessa; Sanwal, Jaishri; Kurian, John; Jena, Babula

Review Articles
Soils of India: historical perspective, classification and recent advances
p. 1308 | Bhattacharyya, T.; Pal, D. K.; Mandal, C.; Chandran, P.; Ray, S. K.; Sarkar, Dipak; Velmourougane, K.; Srivastava, A.; Sidhu, G. S.; Singh, R. S.; Sahoo, A. K.; Dutta, D.; Nair, K. M.; Srivastava, R.; Tiwary, P.; Nagar, A. P.; Nimkhedkar, S. S.

Research Articles
Validation of CropSyst simulation model for direct seeded rice–wheat cropping system
p. 1324 | Singh, A. K.; Goyal, V.; Mishra, A. K.; Parihar, S. S.

The most widely used fungal antagonist for plant disease management in India, Trichoderma viride is Trichoderma asperellum as confirmed by oligonucleotide barcode and morphological characters
p. 1332 | Sriram, S.; Savitha, M. J.; Rohini, H. S.; Jalali, S. K.

Late first millennium BC to second millennium AD agriculture in Nagaland: a reconstruction based on archaeobotanical evidence and radiocarbon dates
p. 1341 | Pokharia, Anil K.; Tiatoshi Jamir; Tetso, David; Venuh, Zokho

Special Section: Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences
The Indian Ocean Forecast System
p. 1354 | Francis, P. A.; Vinayachandran, P. N.; Shenoi, S. S. C.

Prediction of monsoon using a seamless coupled modelling system
p. 1369 | Mitra, Ashis K.; Rajagopal, E. N.; Iyengar, G. R.; Mahapatra, D. K.; Momin, I. M.; Gera, A.; Sharma, K.; George, J. P.; Ashrit, R.; Dasgupta, M.; Mohandas, S.; Prasad, V. S.; Basu, Swati; Arribas, A.; Milton, S. F.; Martin, G. M.; Barker, D.; Martin, M.

Predicting the extremes of Indian summer monsoon rainfall with coupled ocean–atmosphere models
p. 1380 | Nanjundiah, Ravi S.; Francis, P. A.; Ved, Mohit; Gadgil, Sulochana

Simulation and extended range prediction of monsoon intraseasonal oscillations in NCEP CFS/GFS version 2 framework
p. 1394 | Sahai, A. K.; Sharmila, S.; Abhilash, S.; Chattopadhyay, R.; Borah, N.; Krishna, R. P. M.; Joseph, S.; Roxy, M.; De, S.; Pattnaik, S.; Pillai, P. A.

How dependent is climate change projection of Indian summer monsoon rainfall and extreme events on model resolution?
p. 1409 | Rajendran, K.; Sajani, S.; Jayasankar, C. B.; Kitoh, A.

Research Communications
Turnover time of Tural and Rajvadi hot spring waters, Maharashtra, India
p. 1419 | Reddy, D. V.; Nagabhushanam, P.; Ramesh, G.

Study of meteor characteristics over Gadanki using VHF radar observations
p. 1425 | Guharay, A.; Reddy, K. Chenna; Chakrabarty, D.; Yellaiah, G.

Waves in Gulf of Mannar and Palk Bay around Dhanushkodi, Tamil Nadu, India
p. 1431 | Gowthaman, R.; Kumar, V. Sanil; Dwarakish, G. S.; Mohan, Soumya S.; Singh, Jai; Kumar, K. Ashok

Book Reviews
Mammals of South Asia, Volume 1. A. J. T. Johnsingh and Nima Manjrekar
p. 1436 | Singh, Mewa

Guesstimation 2.0: Solving Today’s Problems on the Back of a Napkin. Lawrence Weinstein
p. 1437 | Madhavan, C. E. Veni

Personal News
Narayana Krishna Pillai (1921–2013)
p. 1438 | Kumar, A. Biju

Call for Papers - The Seventh Biennial Conference of The Indian Society for Ecological Economics (INSEE)
p. 1439

p. 1440

Annual National Earth System Science Award – 2013 - Ministry of Earth Sciences
p. 1441

Database of Science Communicators in India - Vigyan Prasar
p. 1441

Junior Research Fellow - Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science
p. 1442

Deputation of Indian Scientists Abroad Under Bilateral Exchange Programme – 2014 - Indian National Science Academy
p. 1442

Project Fellow - The Aligarh Muslim University
p. 1443

Junior Research Fellow - College of Engineering Pune
p. 1443

Junior Research Fellow - Amala Cancer Research Centre
p. 1444

Associate Professor and Assistant Professor - Chettinad Academy of Research and Education
p. 1444

Research Associate - Banaras Hindu University
p. 1445

Indira Gandhi Prize for Popularization of Science - Indian National Science Academy
p. 1445

Junior Research Fellow - Central Institute of Plastics Engineering and Technology
p. 1446

Junior Research Fellow - University of Mumbai
p. 1446

Junior Research Fellow - Rajalakshmi Engineering College
p. 1446

UGC Sponsored National Level Seminar on ‘Biodiversity – Status, Threats and Conservation’ - Royal College of Arts, Science and Commerce
p. 1447

Post-Doctoral Position at EFAML, IISER–Kolkata, India
p. 1447

Junior Research Fellow - Poornaprajna Institute of Scientific Research
p. 1447

Project Staff - Centre for Materials for Electronics Technology
p. 1447

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