Current Science
A Fortnightly Journal of Research
ISSN 0011-3891
Volume 106 - Issue 08: 25 Apr, 2014
In this Issue
In this issue
p. 1046

Guest Editorial
Science and the Missing Manifestos
p. 1047 | Balasubramanian, D.

Are pollen herbaria redundant? Their utility in botanical studies
p. 1049 | Garg, Arti

Ethical crisis
p. 1049 | Rajanikanth, Annamraju

Pharmacoeconomics – fourth dimension for drug evaluation in India
p. 1051 | Muragundi, Pradeep

Evaluation of herbicide resistance in different biotypes of Phalaris minor
p. 1052 | Singh, Raghwendra; Kumar, Bhumesh; Rathore, Meenal; Sharma, A. R.

Meeting Report
Endocrine disruptors
p. 1052 | Balasubramanyam, M.; Michael Aruldhas, M.; Balasubramanian, K.; Arunakaran, J.; Ravi Sankar, B.

Science trends in North–East India
p. 1054 | Unni, B. G.; Mukerjee, A. K.

Research News
Raman scattering, terrestrial ringwoodite and beyond…
p. 1056 | Das Sharma, S.; Ramesh, D. S.

Status of technology transfer in India – the much needed Magic Remedy
p. 1058 | Rath, Sanhita; Nathani, Ajaz; Patel, Daxesh; Kulkarni, Preeti; Gota, Vikram

Economics of the one laptop per child in India
p. 1061 | James, Jeffrey

Legally binding Minamata Convention on Mercury: politics and science behind
p. 1063 | Sharma, Ashwani

Scientific Correspondence
Use of endophytic bacterium (Pseudomonas sp., MTCC9476) in propagation and conservation of Ginkgo biloba L.: A living fossil
p. 1066 | Pandey, Anita; Sati, Priyanka; Malviya, Mukesh K.; Singh, Shipra; Kumar, Ajay

General Articles
Taking publicly funded innovations to the marketplace: lessons from Germany
p. 1068 | Saha, Sabyasachi

Socio-economic empowerment of women through ‘Science, Technology and Innovation Policy, 2013’ – the missing link?
p. 1074 | Sangar, Sunita

Bisphenol A migration study in baby feeding bottles of selected brands available in the Indian market
p. 1081 | Shrinithivihahshini, Nirmaladevi Dhandayudapani; Mahamuni, Duraisamy; Praveen, N.

Research Articles
Development of fast image analysis technique for All-Sky images
p. 1085 | Sharma, A. K.; Nade, D. P.; Nikte, S. S.; Ghodpage, R. N.; Patil, P. T.; Rokade, M. V.; Vhatkar, R. S.; Gurubaran, S.

Antimony sorption and removal on carbon steel/magnetite surfaces in relation to pressurized heavy water reactors
p. 1094 | Keny, S. J.; Kumbhar, A. G.; Sanjukta, A.; Pandey, S.; Ramanathan, S.; Venkateswaran, G.

Mahogany seed – a step forward in deciphering autorotation
p. 1101 | Rao, Mukul; Hoysall, Dhruv C.; Gopalan, Jagadeesh

Research Communications
India’s declining share in computational mechanics research
p. 1110 | Prathap, Gangan

A study on channel migration of the Subansiri river in Assam using remote sensing and GIS technology
p. 1113 | Gogoi, Chinmoyee; Goswami, Dulal C.

Wave forecasting and monitoring during very severe cyclone Phailin in the Bay of Bengal
p. 1121 | Nair, T. M. Balakrishnan; Remya, P. G.; Harikumar, R.; Sandhya, K. G.; Sirisha, P.; Srinivas, K.; Nagaraju, C.; Nherakkol, Arun; Krishna Prasad, B.; Jeyakumar, C.; Kaviyazhahu, K.; Hithin, N. K.; Kumari, Rakhi; Sanil Kumar, V.; Ramesh Kumar, M.; Shenoi, S. S. C.; Nayak, Shailesh

Occurrence of native gold and gold–silver alloy in the olivine gabbro of layered cumulate sequence of Naga Hills ophiolite, India
p. 1125 | Ghose, N. C.

Predatory drilling in Tertiary larger foraminifera from India
p. 1130 | Syed, Rosina; Sarkar, Sampa; Sengupta, S.

Functional morphology of Melonis barleeanum and Hoeglundina elegans: a proxy for water-mass characteristics
p. 1133 | Bhaumik, Ajoy K.; Gupta, Anil K.; Clemens, Steven C.; Mazumder, Richa

Book Reviews
The Story of Helium and the Birth of Astrophysics. Biman B. Nath
p. 1141 | Keshavamurthy, Srihari

Tesla: Inventor of the Electrical Age. W. Bernard Carlson
p. 1142 | Sengupta, Mainak

Data Mining Techniques. Arun K. Pujari
p. 1143 | Narasimha Murty, M.

Annual Review of Microbiology, 2013. Susan Gottesman, Caroline S. Harwood and Olaf Schneewind (eds)
p. 1144 | Nagaraja, V.

Historical Notes
The knight of sugar industry: T. S. Venkatraman (1884–1963)
p. 1146 | Maheshwari, Ramesh; Raman, Anantanarayanan

Nominations/Applications for the Post of Director, CDFD, Hyderabad - Department of Biotechnology
p. 1150

Admission 2014-15 - Institute of Chemical Technology
p. 1151

Institute of Nano Science and Technology
p. 1152

Admission to the Ph.D. program at the Institute of Nano Science and Technology (INST) in August 2014 - Institute of Nano Science and Technology
p. 1153

Postdoctoral Research Fellowships 2014 - Institute of Nano Science and Technology
p. 1154

Kerala State Council for Science,Technology and Environment - Kerala Sasthrapuraskaram 2014
p. 1155

Senior Research Fellow - NITTE University
p. 1156

Nominations are invited for G. N. Ramachandran Gold Medal for Excellence in Biological Sciences and Technology – 2014
p. 1156

Junior Research Fellow and Senior Research Fellow - Anna University
p. 1157

Junior Research Fellow - SRM Research Institute
p. 1158

Ph.D. Admission 2014 - Regional Centre for Biotechnology
p. 1158

Nanobiotechnology Course Admission Notice 2014 - Life Science Foundation India
p. 1159

Senior Scientific Officer - Yenepoya University
p. 1159

Research Staff - Hindustan Institute of Technology and Science
p. 1159

Junior Research Fellow - Shivaji University, Kolhapur
p. 1159

Appointment of Post-Doctoral Fellow at NCBS–Max Planck Lipid Centre, Bangalore
p. 1160

Dean and Senior Professor - Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine
p. 1160

Annual National Earth System Sciences Awards – 2014 - Ministry of Earth Sciences
p. 1160

Early Career Fellowships - Wellcome Trust
p. 1160

Full Time Ph.D. - Sastra University
p. 1161

Society of Petroleum Engineers
p. 1162

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