Current Science
A Fortnightly Journal of Research
ISSN 0011-3891
Volume 105 - Issue 05: 10 Sep, 2013
Tata Institute of Fundamental Research
p. 0558

In this Issue
In this issue
p. 0561

Guest Editorial
Challenges of the Devastating Indian Landslides
p. 0563 | Bhandari, R. K.

Digital libraries in S&T in India – what purpose do they really serve?
p. 0565 | Sharma, Hari Prasad

Knowledge creation from our universities
p. 0566 | Chaddah, P.

Fostering interdisciplinary climate science for sustainable development
p. 0566 | Negi, P. S.

Megathrust earthquakes and the associated volcanic subsidence
p. 0567 | Shah, A. A.

Arsenic contamination – a societal issue
p. 0568 | Yadav, Ishwar Chandra; Singh, Surendra

Biochar: an innovative soil ameliorant for climate change mitigation in NE India
p. 0568 | Mandal, S.; Ramkrushna, G. I.; Verma, B. C.; Das, Anup

Phytotechnological applications of ‘phoomdi’, Loktak lake, Manipur, Northeast India
p. 0569 | Meitei, Maibam Dhanaraj; Prasad, M. N. V.

Meeting Report
Radiation and quality of human life
p. 0571 | Sheth, Parul R.

R&D in Indian life sciences sector gets incentives from UK
p. 0572 | Ashwini, S. K.

Biocon successfully launches ALZUMAb for psoriasis patients in India
p. 0572 | Soumya, K. V.

Wild Life (Protection) Amendment Bill 2013
p. 0572 | Soumya, K. V.

To publish research in life sciences – the changing contours
p. 0573 | Padmanaban, G.

Adaptive research: a critical institutional gap in India’s agricultural research for development system
p. 0575 | Abrol, I. P.

Scientific Correspondence
Retrieval of mid-visible land surface albedo over Dehradun, northern India and its sensitivity to atmospheric parameters
p. 0578 | Mehta, Manu; Nishant, Kautilya; Goyal, Payal

General Articles
Importance of socio-economic and institutional factors in the use of veterinary services by smallholder dairy farmers in India
p. 0580 | Singh, Shiv Raj; Datta, K. K.

History of agricultural research in India
p. 0587 | Borthakur, Anwesha; Singh, Pardeep

Special Section: Tuberculosis
Tuberculosis research in India
p. 0594 | Mukhopadhyay, Bratati; Ganguly, N. K.

Tuberculosis in India: the continuing challenge
p. 0597 | Kashyap, Rajpal S.; Nayak, Amit R.; Husain, Aliabbas A.; Gaherwar, Hari M.; Purohit, Hemant J.; Taori, Girdhar M.; Daginawala, Hatim F.

The evolution of Mycobacterium tuberculosis dormancy models
p. 0607 | Sikri, Kriti; Tyagi, Jaya Sivaswami

Mycobacterium tuberculosis and the host macrophage: maintaining homeostasis or battling for survival?
p. 0617 | Kundu, Manikuntala; Basu, Joyoti

Mycobacterium tuberculosis and macrophages: who is the boss?
p. 0626 | Singh, Varshneya; Rao, Kanury V. S.

Regulation of transcription initiation in mycobacteria
p. 0632 | Tare, Priyanka; Nagaraja, Valakunja

Quorum sensing and pathogenesis: role of small signalling molecules in bacterial persistence
p. 0643 | Bharati, Binod K.; Chatterji, Dipankar

Tuberculosis immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome: profile of an enigmatic condition
p. 0657 | Narendran, G.; Swaminathan, S.

Cyclic AMP in Mycobacteria: the second messenger comes first
p. 0666 | Zaveri, Anisha; Visweswariah, Sandhya S.

Research Articles
Seasonal variation of surface ozone and its association with meteorological parameters, UV-radiation, rainfall and cloud cover over Chennai, India
p. 0676 | Selvaraj, R. Samuel; Padma, K.; Boaz, B. Milton

Research Communication
Endogenic water on the Moon associated with non-mare silicic volcanism: implications for hydrated lunar interior
p. 0685 | Bhattacharya, Satadru; Saran, Sriram; Dagar, Aditya Kumar; Chauhan, Prakash; Chauhan, Mamta; Ajai; Kumar, A. S. Kiran

Tropical grasslands supporting the endangered hispid hare (Caprolagus hispidus) population in the Bardia National Park, Nepal
p. 0691 | Tandan, Promod; Dhakal, Bhuwan; Karki, Kabita; Aryal, Achyut

Time-lapse tracing of biological events in an endophytic schizophoran fly, Atherigona soccata Rondani (Diptera: Muscidae)
p. 0695 | Kalaisekar, A.; Patil, J. V.; Prasad, G. Shyam; Bhagwat, V. R.; Padmaja, P. G.; Subbarayudu, B.; Babu, K. Srinivasa; Rahman, Zeenat

Diversity, representativeness and biotic pressure on plant species along alpine timberline of western Arunachal Pradesh in the Eastern Himalaya, India
p. 0701 | Dutta, Pijush Kumar; Dutta, B. K.; Sundriyal, R. C.; Das, Ashes Kumar

Book Reviews
Urban and Regional Planning in India – A Handbook for Professional Practice. S. K. Kulshrestha.
p. 0709 | Biligiri, Krishna Prapoorna

Herbal Drug Technology. S. S. Agrawal and M. Paridhavi
p. 0710 | Soumya, K. V.

Annual Review of Nutrition, 2012. Robert J. Cousins, Dennis M. Bier and Barbara A. Bowman (eds).
p. 0710 | Swaminathan, Sumathi

Historical Notes
Remembering T. V. Ramakrishna, the doyen of Indian entomologists
p. 0712 | Raman, Anantanarayanan; Sharma, Anamika

Cognitive Science Research Initiative (CSI) - Department of Science and Technology
p. 0717

Science Academies’ Refresher Course in Quantum Mechanics, 2–14 December 2013
p. 0718

Fifty-Third Refresher Course in Experimental Physics
p. 0719

Grand Challenges - Department of Biotechnology
p. 0720

Khorana Program for Scholars
p. 0721

Science Academies’ Refresher Course in Theoretical Physics
p. 0722

Science Academies’ Refresher Course in Quantum Mechanics
p. 0723

Junior Research Fellow - SRM Research Institute
p. 0724

Biotechnology Career Advancement and Re-orientation Programme for Women Scientists
p. 0724

Assistant Professor - Centre for Bioseparation Technology
p. 0725

Continus Induction Program - Department of Botechnology
p. 0725

Senior Research Fellow - Iladevi Cataract and IOL Research Centre
p. 0726

Joint Call for proposals - CEFIPRA Targeted Collaborative Research Programme
p. 0726

Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur
p. 0727

Training Programme for Women Scientists on Geomatics: Technology and Applications
p. 0727

ISERB School in Neuroscience
p. 0728

Institute of Chemical Technology
p. 0728

National Seminar on Invertebrate taxonomy currents trends future prospects
p. 0729

Junior Research Fellow - Centre for Materials for Electronics Technology
p. 0729

Junior Research Fellow – Department of Microbiology
p. 0729

University of Hyderabad
p. 0729

Junior Research Fellow - Yenepoya University
p. 0730

Junior Research Fellows - SPP School of Pharmacy & Technology Management
p. 0730

Junior Research Fellow - Poornaprajna Institute of Scientific Research
p. 0730

Project Assistant - Indian Institute of Science Education and Research
p. 0730

Dibrugarh University
p. 0731

The Graduate Certificate in Public Policy - The Takshashila
p. 0731

Communication Specialist - M.S. Swaminathan Research Foundation
p. 0731

Principal Nutritionist - M.S. Swaminathan Research Foundation
p. 0731

Science Academies’ Summer Research Fellowship Programme for Students and Teachers – 2014
p. 0733

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