Current Science
A Fortnightly Journal of Research
ISSN 0011-3891
Volume 106 - Issue 04: 25 Feb, 2014
In this Issue
In this issue
p. 0494

Guest Editorial
From Millennium Development Goals to sustainable development solutions
p. 0495 | Kesavan, P. C.; Swaminathan, M. S.

Correspondence
Ethno-medico-botany is an adaptational strategy
p. 0497 | Kuniyal, Chandra P.; Hemlata

DST INSPIRE programme: need for an extended version
p. 0497 | Saxena, Anuj

Climate change is affecting apple cultivation in Himachal Pradesh
p. 0498 | Gautam, H. R.; Sharma, I. M.; Kumar, Rohitashw

Jadav Molai Payeng – the ‘Forest Man of India’
p. 0499 | Gogoi, Dhrubajyoti; Borah, Debajit; Yadav, R. N. S.

News
2014 King Faisal International Prize for Science and Medicine
p. 0500 | Khan, Sameen Ahmed

2015 declared the International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies
p. 0501 | Khan, Sameen Ahmed

SERB to fund India–US collaborative research initiative on molecular materials
p. 0502 | Prakash, Megha

Meeting Report
Strategies for increasing production and productivity of wheat and barley
p. 0502 | Sharma, Indu; Sharma, R. K.; Sendhil, R.

Nanotechnology-based innovation for environmental, energy and biomedical applications
p. 0504 | Sunilkumar, B.; Basu, Bikramjit; Tatami, Junichi; Suzuki, Atsushi

Commentary
Trendy science research communications
p. 0506 | Ramasarma, T.

The discovery of nuclear fission – a game changer in the history of scientific research
p. 0509 | Ramamurthy, V. S.

Scientific Correspondence
Impact of light, temperature, salinity and glycerol on the intensity of luminescence and growth of marine bioluminescent bacteria Vibrio campbelli (strain STF1)
p. 0511 | Ramesh, Chatragadda; Mohanraju, Raju; Murthy, Kada Narayana; Karthick, Perumal; Narayana, Sumantha

Danainae congregation in the Konkan region of Maharashtra, India
p. 0514 | Patil, Vinayak K.; Patil, Milind D.; Narkhede, Satish S.

Oil pollution in Chilika lagoon: an anthropogenic threat to biodiversity
p. 0516 | Baliarsingh, S. K.; Sahoo, Subhashree; Acharya, Asutosh; Dalabehera, H. B.; Sahu, K. C.; Lotliker, Aneesh A.

General Articles
Artificial photosynthesis and the splitting of water to generate hydrogen
p. 0518 | Maitra, Urmimala; Lingampalli, S. R.; Rao, C. N. R.

Review Articles
Terracentric nuclear fission georeactor: background, basis, feasibility, structure, evidence and geophysical implications
p. 0528 | Herndon, J. Marvin

Research Articles
Airglow measurements of mesospheric wave structures and thermal gradient variability over a low-latitude Indian station
p. 0542 | Taori, A.

Assessment of agricultural sustainability in changing scenarios
p. 0552 | Goswami, Prashant; Nishad, Shiv Narayan

Environmental flow for the Yamuna river in Delhi as an example of monsoon rivers in India
p. 0558 | Soni, Vikram; Shekhar, Shashank; Singh, Diwan

Chloritization in Paleoproterozoic granite ore system at Malanjkhand, Central India: mineralogical studies and mineral fluid equilibria modelling
p. 0565 | Pandit, Dinesh

Research Communication
Effect of agonists of adenosine receptors on inflammatory markers in human Muller cells
p. 0582 | Kumar, Selva; Safi, Sher Zaman; Qvist, Rajes; Ismail, Ikram Shah

On the possibility of retrieving near-surface rain rate from the microwave sounder SAPHIR of the Megha-Tropiques mission
p. 0587 | Balaji, C.; Krishnamoorthy, C.; Chandrasekar, R.

Surface processes during flash floods in the glaciated terrain of Kedarnath, Garhwal Himalaya and their role in the modification of landforms
p. 0594 | Singh, Dhruv Sen

Kedarnath flash floods: a hydrological and hydraulic simulation study
p. 0598 | Durga Rao, K. H. V.; Venkateshwar Rao, V.; Dadhwal, V. K.; Diwakar, P. G.

Carbon stocks in major soil types and land-use systems in semiarid tropical region of southern India
p. 0604 | Venkanna, K.; Mandal, Uttam Kumar; Raju, A. J. Solomon; Sharma, K. L.; Adake, Ravikant V.; Pushpanjali; Sanjeeva Reddy, B.; Masane, Rahul N.; Venkatravamma, K.; Peda Babu, B.

Book Reviews
Invisible in the Storm: The Role of Mathematics in Understanding Weather. Ian Roulstone and John Norbury
p. 0612 | Nanjundiah, Ravi S.

Comparative Biomechanics: Life’s Physical World (Second Edition). Steven Vogel
p. 0613 | Sane, Sanjay P.

Annual Review of Plant Biology, 2013. Sabeeha S. Merchant, Winslow R. Briggs and Donald R. Ort (eds)
p. 0614 | Chakraborty, Navjyoti; Raghuram, Nandula

Personal News
Shah Vinodkant Chunilal (1929–2013)
p. 0616 | Rao, Mandava V.

Historical Notes
Bhavnagar Telescope: the most widely travelled telescope in the country
p. 0617 | Kameswara Rao, N.; Birdie, Christina; Vagiswari, A.

Corrigendum
A doyen of Indian botanists: H. Y. Mohan Ram
p. 0619 | Maheshwari, R.; Shivanna, K. R.; Dore Swamy, R.; Sankara Rao, K.; Mathur, Gita

Publications received
Publications received – 2013
p. 0620

Academy News
Selected articles from the journals of the Indian Academy of Sciences
p. 0623

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Science Academies’ Refresher Course on Bioinformatics in Modern Biology
p. 0625

Bhuvan - National Remote Sensing Centre, Hyderabad
p. 0626

Admission to M Sc in Bioinformatics and Applied Biotechnology - IBAB
p. 0627

NASI-Young Scientist Platinum Jubilee Awards for the Year 2014 - The National Academy of Sciences, India
p. 0628

Application Oriented Innovations Covering Both Physical and Biological Sciences - The National Academy of Sciences, India
p. 0629

Senior Level Positions - Shriram Institute for Industrial Research
p. 0630

Science Academies’ Sixtieth Refresher Course in Experimental Physics
p. 0631

Call for establishing Inter-Institutional Centre to Develop Human Resource in Particle and Accelerator Physics
p. 0632

Silver Jubilee Fellowship - Madhya Pradesh Council of Science and Technology
p. 0632

Junior Research Fellow - Banaras Hindu University
p. 0633

Invitation for Innovative Research Proposals – 34th Indian Scientific Expedition to Antarctica
p. 0633

Junior Research Fellow – Cytogenetics Laboratory, Department of Zoology
p. 0634

Junior Research Fellow and Tech. Assistant - H.N.B. Garhwal University
p. 0634

Indian National Academy of Engineering
p. 0635

Call for Papers - Forum for Global Knoweldge Sharing
p. 0635

Summer Research Programme 2014 - S. N. Bose National Centre
p. 0636

National Seminar on Current Trends in Lakes and Coastal Environments
p. 0636

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