Current Science
A Fortnightly Journal of Research
ISSN 0011-3891
Volume 105 - Issue 01: 10 Jul, 2013
In this Issue
In this issue
p. 0005

Assuming Charge as Editor
p. 0006 | Srinivasan, R.

Guest Editorial
Predicting and Managing Extreme Rainfall
p. 0007 | Srinivasan, J.

School-based journals: a good idea for India
p. 0009 | Singh, Udayan; Berry, John

Ph D student–supervisor problems in India
p. 0009 | Jasha, Hmunshel

Fairness, and the entrance examinations
p. 0010 | Prathap, Gangan

Wallace’s line
p. 0011 | Raman, Anantanarayanan

The state system of S&T research in India
p. 0011 | Krishnan, C. N.

Discovery of Manmanhara, the largest flattened plateau of Karnataka and second largest in India
p. 0012 | Singh, R. Kr.; Garg, Arti; Diwakar, P. G.

Need to strengthen analytical support in agricultural research
p. 0013 | Sahrawat, K. L.

Is Indian science too theoretical?
p. 0015 | Arunan, E.

International Code of Botanical Nomenclature: implications of Melbourne Convention 2011 to mycology in India
p. 0017 | Bhat, D. J.; Sarma, V. Venkateswara

Scientific Correspondence
The equity index and the gross equity product
p. 0020 | Prathap, Gangan

Geoffroy’s Trident Leaf-nosed bat, Asellia tridens (Geoffroy, E., 1813) from India
p. 0021 | Senacha, K. R.; Dookia, Sumit

Genitalia structure examination for interspecific mating of Helopeltis antonii and H. theivora
p. 0023 | Bhat, P. S.; Srikumar, K. K.

Technical Note
Signature of build-up of coherence in an indigenously built Compact Ultrafast Terahertz Free Electron Laser set-up
p. 0026 | Biswas, B.; Kale, U.; Kumar, A.; Lal, Shankar; Nerpagar, P.; Patel, A.; Pant, K. K.; Khursheed, M.; Kumar, V.

General Articles
Population growth, food shortages and ways to alleviate hunger
p. 0032 | Prasad, Rajendra

Review Articles
Climate change and its influence on groundwater resources
p. 0037 | Panwar, S.; Chakrapani, G. J.

Research Articles
Algal biofuel: bountiful lipid from Chlorococcum sp. proliferating in municipal wastewater
p. 0047 | Mahapatra, Durga Madhab; Ramachandra, T. V.

Leukocyte apoptosis as a predictor of radiosensitivity in Fanconi anemia
p. 0056 | Petrovic, Sandra; Leskovac, Andreja; Joksic, Ivana; Filipovic, Jelena; Vujic, Dragana; Guc-Scekic, Marija; Joksic, Gordana

Ancient eclipses and long-term drifts in the Earth–Moon system
p. 0061 | Vahia, M. N.; Singh, Saurabh; Seta, Amit; Subbarayappa, B. V.

Anthocyanin enrichment of tomato (Solanum lycopersicum L.) fruit by metabolic engineering
p. 0072 | Maligeppagol, Manamohan; Rajeev, P. R.; Asokan, R.; Babu, K. Prasad; Babu, C. S. Bujji; Rao, V. Keshava; Kumar, N. K. Krishna; Chandra, G. Sharath; Navale, Prakash M.; Deepa, H.

Research Communication
Genomic DNA isolation from dried blood using gelatin-coated magnetic particles
p. 0081 | Intorasoot, Sorasak; Techateerawat, Jintara; Intorasoot, Amornrat

DNA barcodes of some threatened freshwater indigenous fishes in India
p. 0084 | Sengupta, Subhasree; Homechaudhuri, Sumit

Chert association in the mineralized zone of the Proterozoic Dariba– Rajpura–Bethumni belt, Rajasthan: an oxygen isotope study and its implications
p. 0091 | Pal, T.; Deb, M.

Preliminary optical chronology suggests significant advance in Nubra valley glaciers during the Last Glacial Maximum
p. 0096 | Nagar, Yogesh C.; Ganju, Ashwagosha; Satyawali, Pramod K.; Juyal, Navin

Geochemistry of sanukitoid series granitoids from the Neoarchaean Berach granitoid batholiths, Aravalli craton, northwestern Indian shield
p. 0102 | Mondal, M. E. A.; Raza, Ausaf

Book Reviews
A Slot Machine, A Broken Test Tube. Salvador Edward Luria
p. 0109 | Shivakumar, Vinita; Chakravortty, Dipshikha

Stromatolites: Interaction of Microbes with Sediments. Vinod Tewari and Joseph Seckbach (eds)
p. 0110 | Kumar, Surendra

Towards Conservation and Management of Mangrove Ecosystems in India. J. R. Bhatt, D. J. Macintosh, T. S. Nayar, C. N. Pandey and B. P. Nilaratna (eds).
p. 0111 | Ravindranath, N. H.

Soil Enzymology in the Recycling of Organic Wastes and Environmental Restoration. Carmen Trasar-Cepeda et al. (eds)
p. 0112 | Singh, Kripal

Personal News
Sasanka Chandra Bhattacharyya (1918–2013)
p. 0114 | Trivedi, Girish K.; Contractor, Aliasgar Q.; Ghosh, Prasenjit

Historical Notes
Comet Bappu–Bok–Newkirk – the only comet with an Indian’s name to it
p. 0116 | Kapoor, R. C.

Science Academies’ Refresher Course on Updates on Biology of Infectious Diseases
p. 0122

Postdoctoral Fellowship for Research in Venous Diseases - Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology
p. 0123

Looking for Young Professional - Council of Scientific & Industrial Research
p. 0124

Science Academies’ Refresher Course in Statistical Mechanics
p. 0125

Science Academies’ Refresher Course in Quantum Mechanics
p. 0126

Junior Research Fellow - National Institute of Immunohaematology
p. 0127

Junior Research Fellow - NITTE University
p. 0127

Workshop on Computational Nanoscience
p. 0128

Research Positions - Manipal University
p. 0128

Junior Research Fellow - Karpagam University
p. 0129

Call for Joint Proposals by the Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science and Technology
p. 0129

Junior Research Fellows - Yenepoya University
p. 0130

JRF or SRF or RA - Goa University
p. 0130

Research Associate - Centre for Soft Matter Research
p. 0131

Junior Research Fellow - BITS Pilani, K.K. Birla Goa Campus
p. 0131

Junior Research Fellow - CSK HPKV DGCN College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences
p. 0131

Research Associates/Professors - VELS University
p. 0131

JRF/SRF/RA - SGTB Khalsa College
p. 0132

Director (Biotechnology) and Director (Information, Education and Communication) - M.S. Swaminathan Research Foundation
p. 0132

Junior Research Fellow - Advanced Institute of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science
p. 0132

National Conference on ‘Dengue and Chikungunya Epidemiology and their Management in India’
p. 0132

Junior Research Fellow - Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh
p. 0133

Junior Research Fellow - Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
p. 0133

Junior Research Fellow - National Institute of Technology
p. 0133

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