Current Science
A Fortnightly Journal of Research
ISSN 0011-3891
Volume 106 - Issue 03: 10 Feb, 2014
In this Issue
In this issue
p. 0338

Guest Editorial
Warming causes cooling! The recent cold event over North America
p. 0339 | Nanjundiah, Ravi S.

Correspondence
Organized plant health clinics in Asia
p. 0341 | Srivastava, M. P.

Budget cut threatens Indian science
p. 0342 | Trivedi, Ritu

Building research centres of distinction for action
p. 0342 | Malik, Vedpal Singh

Massive phosphorus accumulation in soils: Kerala’s continuing conundrum
p. 0343 | Dinesh, R.; Srinivasan, V.; Hamza, S.; Anandaraj, M.

News
Plastic degrading marine bacteria discovered
p. 0345 | Herlekar, Ipsita

The resistance gene in malaria parasite identified
p. 0345 | Herlekar, Ipsita

Indian Himalayan capacity and adaptation programme: capacity-building in Himalayan glaciology
p. 0346 | Ali, Sheikh Nawaz; Shekhar, Mayank; Pandey, Pratima; Bhardwaj, Anshuman; Singh, Shaktiman

Research News
ALMA confirms dust in supernova 1987 A
p. 0347 | Sharma, Prateek

Opinion
Pursuing knowledge creation, India needs a policy on ‘plagiarism cells’
p. 0349 | Chaddah, P.

The unseen impact of nanoparticles: more or less?
p. 0350 | Bakshi, Mansi; Singh, H. B.; Abhilash, P. C.

Commentary
Current practices of commercial scientific publishers and their implications for the scientific ethos
p. 0353 | Varma, Ram K.

Environmentally sound management of polychlorinated biphenyls in India
p. 0358 | Sharma, Ashwani

Scientific Correspondence
Cyclone Phailin enhanced the productivity following its passage: evidence from satellite data
p. 0360 | Lotliker, Aneesh A.; Srinivasa Kumar, T.; Reddem, Venkat Shesu; Nayak, Shailesh

Solar photovoltaic-powered ventilation and cooling system of a greenhouse
p. 0362 | Sharma, P. K.; Samuel, D. V. K.

Petrographic and XRD studies on a new occurrence of molybdenite within late Archaean mafic enclaves near Hyderabad, eastern Dharwar craton, India
p. 0364 | Samal, Amiya K.; Srivastava, Rajesh K.

Erratum
Anomalous silver concentration in volcano-plutonic rocks of Siwana Ring Complex, Barmer district, Western Rajasthan
p. 0367 | Bidwai, Rajeev; Srinivasan, S.; Nanda, L. K.; Banerjee, Atanu; Bangroo, P. N.; Rai, A. K.; Parihar, P. S.

General Articles
The rise towards excellence of social science in India: a ‘Nobel’ confirmation of the value of economics and further implications
p. 0368 | Pohoaţă, Ion; Bostan, Ionel; Constantinescu, Radu

The myth of frugal innovation in India
p. 0374 | Prathap, Gangan

Research Articles
Comparison between LTTD and RO process of sea-water desalination: an integrated economic, environmental and ecological framework
p. 0378 | Venkatesan, R.

The Talya Conglomerate: an Archean (~ 2.7 Ga) Glaciomarine Formation, Western Dharwar Craton, Southern India
p. 0387 | Ojakangas, Richard W.; Srinivasan, R.; Hegde, V. S.; Chandrakant, S. M.; Srikantia, S. V.

Integrated approach for snowmelt run-off estimation using temperature index model, remote sensing and GIS
p. 0397 | Aggarwal, S. P.; Thakur, Praveen K.; Nikam, Bhaskar R.; Garg, Vaibhav

Post-monsoon equilibrium beach profiles and longshore sediment transport rates at Candolim, Miramar and Keri beaches of Goa, India
p. 0408 | Seelam, Jaya Kumar; Yadhunath, E. M.; Jishad, M.; Gowthaman, R.; Rajasekaran, C.; Pednekar, P. S.

Research Communication
Estimation of magnetospheric plasma parameters from whistlers observed at low latitudes
p. 0417 | Altaf, M.; Ahmad, M. M.

Liquid-level sensing based on periodic evanescent field absorption from a multimode optical fibre
p. 0424 | Nath, Pabitra; Hussain, Iftak; Biswas, Rajib

Geochemical studies of the ancient Indian glazed ware
p. 0428 | Rai, Sidharth Shankar; Rai, G. K.; Pandey, Avinash C.; Chattopadhyaya, U. C.

IGMIS – a computer-aided information system on Indian Gondwana megaspores
p. 0434 | Govind, Nilay; Tewari, Rajni; Pillai, S. S. K.; Joshi, Arun

Observations on reproductive performance of Indian mouse deer (Moschiola indica) in captivity
p. 0439 | Parvathi, Swapna; Rao, Mallikarjun; Kumar, Vinod; Umapathy, Govindhaswamy

Book Reviews
Child and Adolescent Mental Health. Usha S. Nayar (ed.)
p. 0442 | Poornima, Nithya

Higher Education in the Digital Age. William G. Bowen
p. 0443 | Ramaswamy, Ramakrishna

Fauna of Maharashtra: Parts I and II. Published by the Director, Zoological Survey of India
p. 0443 | Sirsikar, A. N.; Wanule, D. D.

Indian Pandanaceae – an Overview. Altafhusain Nadaf and Rahul Zanan
p. 0444 | Shasany, Ajit Kumar

Personal News
S. K. Bhattacherjee (1926–2013)
p. 0446 | Roy, Amit

Historical Notes
Charles Michie Smith – founder of the Kodaikanal (Solar Physics) Observatory and beginnings of physical astronomy in India
p. 0447 | Kameswara Rao, N.; Vagiswari, A.; Birdie, Christina

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11th SERB School on Matrix Methods and Fractional Calculus - Centre for Mathematical and Statistical Sciences
p. 0468

Ramalingaswami Re-Entry Fellowship - Department of Biotechnology
p. 0469

5th Call for Proposals - Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council
p. 0470

SciVal - Elsevier
p. 0471

Science Academies’ Refresher Course on Bioinformatics in Modern Biology
p. 0472

Science Academies’ Refresher Course in Experimental Physics
p. 0473

Scientist-G, Scientist-F and Scientist-E - National Institute of Animal Biotechnology
p. 0474

JRF and Technical Assistant Position - Department of Physics
p. 0475

Call for Nominations - INSA Young Historian of Science Award – 2014
p. 0475

Project Based Positions - G B Pant Institute of Himalayan Environment and Development
p. 0476

Himalayan Research Fellowships - G B Pant Institute of Himalayan Environment and Development
p. 0476

Nominations Invited for Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prizes for Science and Technology – 2014
p. 0477

Invites applications (Continuous Induction Program) - Department of Biotechnology
p. 0477

Junior Research Fellow - National Institute for Research in Reproductive Health
p. 0478

Fellowships for Biomedical Research in India - Wellcome Trust
p. 0478

Director, Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine (InStem), Bangalore
p. 0479

Junior Research Fellow - University of Delhi
p. 0479

Summer and Winter Students’ Programme 2014 - Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics
p. 0479

Junior Research Fellow - Central Research Institute for Jute and Allied Fibres
p. 0480

Institute of Chemical Technology
p. 0480

Call for establishing Inter-Institutional Centre to Develop Human Resource - Science and Engineering Research Board
p. 0481

Silver Jubilee Fellowship - Madhya Pradesh Council of Science and Technology
p. 0481

India Alliance Margdarshi Fellowships - Wellcome Trust
p. 0482

Junior Research Fellowship - Ravenshaw University
p. 0482

Junior Research Fellowship - Palli Siksha Bhavana
p. 0482

Junior Research Fellowship - Bihar Agricultural College
p. 0483

National Seminar on Metabolomics – A New Frontier in Natural Products Research
p. 0483

An Illustrated Guide to Common Diatoms of Peninsular India - Gubbi Labs
p. 0483

Admission the PH.D., M.Tech. and PGDIIT Programme - Indian Institute of Technology
p. 0483

Research Associate - Rajalakshmi Engineering College
p. 0484

Junior Research Fellowship - Rajalakshmi Engineering College
p. 0484

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