Current Science
A Fortnightly Journal of Research
ISSN 0011-3891
Volume 105 - Issue 02: 25 Jul, 2013
In this Issue
In this issue
p. 0142

Guest Editorial
A Fine Balance: Making it Work for Women in Science
p. 0143 | Ramaswamy, Ramakrishna

Correspondence
DST’s INSPIRE Camps need a fresh look
p. 0145 | Koul, Monika

Stringent measures needed to avoid further mass destructions
p. 0145 | Kumar, K. C. Shashi

Skill development through government initiatives: anything for women?*
p. 0146 | Sangar, Sunita

India’s ranking in materials research
p. 0147 | Surappa, M. K.

Conservation of Dugong dugon (sea cow) in Gulf of Mannar
p. 0149 | Anandharaj, M.; Sivakumar, S.; Rani, M. Rizwana Parveen

Meeting abstracts: a waste of space?
p. 0150 | Hu, Xiaojun; Rousseau, Ronald

Management of Leptocybe invasa
p. 0151 | Raman, Anantanarayanan

Uttarakhand had early warning communication in 1894!
p. 0152 | Dimri, V. P.

News
The first national survey of elephants in Sri Lanka
p. 0153 | Santiapillai, Charles; Wijeyamohan, S.

Research News
Recent advances in crop genomics for ensuring food security
p. 0155 | Muthamilarasan, Mehanathan; Prasad, Manoj; Theriappan, P.

Opinion
Peer review: past, present and future
p. 0159 | Gupta, Munishwar Nath

Commentary
Playing dice with primes
p. 0162 | Gadgil, Siddhartha

Scientific Correspondence
Influence of the Arabian Sea tropical cyclone and the Western disturbance on the appearance of Puccinia graminis f. sp. tritici virulence Ug99-TTKSK in Iran in 2007
p. 0164 | Nagarajan, S.; Kogel, H. J.; Zadoks, J. C.

Isolation and characterization of antibacterial naphthalene derivative from Phoma herbarum, an endophytic fungus of Aegle marmelos
p. 0167 | Gond, Surendra K.; Mishra, Ashish; Sharma, Vijay K.; Verma, Satish K.; Kharwar, Ravindra N.

Resource partitioning between two ‘near threatened’ heronry species – a case of nest sharing between Painted stork (Mycteria leucocephala) and Black-headed ibis (Threskiornis melanocephalus)
p. 0169 | Theba, Irshad N.; Vyas, Virag R.

Kedarnath disaster: facts and plausible causes
p. 0171 | Dobhal, D. P.; Gupta, Anil K.; Mehta, Manish; Khandelwal, D. D.

General Articles
Performance of the Ocean State Forecast system at Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services
p. 0175 | Nair, T. M. Balakrishnan; Sirisha, P.; Sandhya, K. G.; Srinivas, K.; Sabique, L.; Nherakkol, Arun; Prasad, B. Krishna; Kumari, Rakhi; Jeyakumar, C.; Kaviyazhahu, K.; Kumar, M. Ramesh; Harikumar, R.; Shenoi, S. S. C.; Kumar, V. Sanil; Nayak, Shailesh

Review Articles
Large igneous provinces – global perspectives and prospects in India
p. 0182 | Sensarma, S.; Paul, Debajyoti; Rao, N. V. Chalapathi

Research Articles
Better rank assignment in multiple-choice entrance exams
p. 0193 | Chatterjee, Anindya

Robust inversion of carbon dioxide fluxes over temperate Eurasia in 2006–2008
p. 0201 | Swathi, P. S.; Indira, N. K.; Rayner, P. J.; Ramonet, M.; Jagadheesha, D.; Bhatt, B. C.; Gaur, V. K.

Satellite images indicate vegetation degradation due to invasive herbivores in the Andaman Islands
p. 0209 | Ali, Rauf; Pelkey, Neil

Research Communication
An analytical study on daily solar radiation data
p. 0215 | Karakoti, Indira; Das, Prasun Kumar; Bandyopadhyay, B.

Growth response of conifer trees from high-altitude region of Western Himalaya
p. 0225 | Ram, Somaru; Borgaonkar, H. P.

Lipoxygenase inhibitory activity of some Sida species due to di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate
p. 0232 | Preethidan, D. S.; Arun, G.; Surendran, M. Prathyusha; Prasanth, S.; Sabu, A.; Sadasivan, C.; Haridas, M.

Population structure analysis of Labeo gonius from three reservoirs of Uttarakhand using RAPD marker
p. 0237 | Tewari, Grishma; Singh, I. J.; Barat, A.

Spatial and temporal variations of natural tritium in precipitation of southern India
p. 0242 | Warrier, C. Unnikrishnan; Babu, M. Praveen; Manjula, P.; Hameed, A. Shahul

August 2012 cloudburst and subsequent flash flood in the Asi Ganga, a tributary of the Bhagirathi river, Garhwal Himalaya, India
p. 0249 | Gupta, Vikram; Dobhal, D. P.; Vaideswaran, S. C.

Book Reviews
Annual Review of Nuclear and Particle Science, 2012. B. R. Holstein, W. C. Haxton and A. Jawahery (eds).
p. 0254 | Ananthanarayan, B.

Ancient Stone Riddles – Megaliths of the Indian Subcontinent. Srikumar M. Menon.
p. 0255 | Kembhavi, Ajit

Energy, the Environment and Climate Change. Peter E. Hodgson.
p. 0256 | Chaturvedi, Rajiv Kumar

Butterflies on the Roof of the World: A Memoir. Peter Smetacek
p. 0258 | Patil, Vinayak Krishna

Personal News
R. L. Paliwal (1928–2013)
p. 0259 | Koul, Awtar Kishen

Historical Notes
Frank Milburn Howlett (1877–1920): discoverer of the Pied Piper’s lure for the fruit flies (Tephritidae: Diptera)
p. 0260 | Shivananda, T. N.; Jayanthi, P. D. Kamala; Sreedevi, K.; Verghese, Abraham

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National Colloquium on Theoretical Physics - Institute for Basic Sciences
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Applications are Invited for the Ph.D. Programme in Life Sciences at the L V Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad
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CSIR Invites Young and Dynamic Leaders to Manager its R&D
p. 0265

JRF/SRF/RA - C R Rao Advanced Institute of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science
p. 0266

Opportunities for Talented Young Scientists in Climate Science/Engineers and Administrators - Earth System Science Organization
p. 0267

Centre for Cellular and Molecular Platforms
p. 0268

Recruitment of Scientists National Fungal Culture Collection of India - Agharkar Research Indstitute
p. 0269

Junior Research Fellow - Institute of Science Nagpur
p. 0269

External Liaison Officer and Program Manager - National Centre for Biological Sciences
p. 0270

Fellowships for Biomedical Research in India
p. 0270

Staff Scientists - National Institute of Plant Genome Research
p. 0271

Junior Research Fellows - Mangalore University
p. 0271

Ten-day workshop - University of Jammu and National Institute of Hydrology
p. 0272

Junior Research Fellow - Cytogenetics Laboratory
p. 0272

Junior Research Fellow - MIT Academy of Engineering
p. 0273

Concept Notes Invited on ‘Marine Bio-Prospecting and Bio-Energy’ - Ministry of Science & Technology (273)
p. 0273

Call for Proposals on ‘Network Programme on Prospecting on Fungi for Industrial Important Products’- Department of Biotechnology
p. 0274

Call for Proposals on ‘Network Programme on Prospecting on Seabuckthorn for Industrial Important Bio-molecules’ - Department of Biotechnology
p. 0274

Can you Create a University around a Powerful Idea? - Institute of Trans-disciplinary Health Sciences and Technology
p. 0275

Junior Research Fellow - K.D.K. College of Engineering
p. 0275

Junior Research Fellows - Institute of Wood Science and Technology
p. 0275

Junior Research Fellow - NITTE University
p. 0276

International Conference on Innovations in Biotech and Medicine
p. 0276

Junior Research Fellow - University of Pune
p. 0276

Junior Research Fellow - Department of Chemistry
p. 0276

Junior Research Fellow - The M.S. University of Baroda
p. 0277

Junior Research Fellow - Department of Genetic Engineering
p. 0277

Junior Research Fellow - Department of Genetic Engineering
p. 0277

Project Fellow - Mangalore University
p. 0277

JRF/SRF/RA - Birla Institute of Technology and Science
p. 0278

Junior Research Fellow - Rajiv Gandhi College of Engineering and Technology
p. 0278

JRF/SRF/RA - Department of Environmental Sciences
p. 0278

National Conference on New Frontiers in Medicinal Plant Research and Special Meeting on Medicinal Plants for Livelihood Security and Community Empowerment in Eastern Himalayas
p. 0278

Workshop Focus Fluorescence and Raman Spectroscopy - FCS2013
p. 0280

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