Current Science
A Fortnightly Journal of Research
ISSN 0011-3891
Volume 106 - Issue 11: 10 Jun, 2014
In this Issue
In this issue
p. 1462

Guest Editorial
Our backyard wildlife: Challenges in coexisting with uneasy neighbours
p. 1463 | Singh, Mewa; Ananda Kumar, M.

Correspondence
Uneven playing field: women scientists in research laboratories
p. 1465 | Gupta, Namrata

Leading Indian higher education institutions and the Leiden 2014 and SIR 2013 rankings
p. 1467 | Prathap, Gagan

Meeting Report
Drosophila melanogaster: a tiny fruit fly is invigorating research in India
p. 1469 | Ray, Krishanu; Lakhotia, S. C.

Resistance to Yellow Vein Mosaic Virus and Okra Enation Leaf Curl Virus: challenges and future strategies
p. 1470 | Sanwal, S. K.; Singh, Major; Singh, B.; Naik, P. S.

Commentary
From policy statements to real policy
p. 1472 | Ustyuzhantseva, Olga V.

Uniqueness of magnetic field in promoting life on Earth
p. 1474 | Rao, U. R.

Technical Note
An indigenous echelle grating spectrograph for simultaneous trace elemental analysis by atomic emission spectroscopy
p. 1475 | Udupa, Dinesh V.; Kumar, Sanjiva; Narayanan, Omana; Patil, Padma B.; Ajaykumar, S.; Sampathkumar, R.; Thankarajan, K.; Sahoo, Naba K.

Scientific Correspondence
Livelihood security through Litchi (Litchi chinensis L.)-based agri-horticultural models for resource-poor communities of Indian Sub-Himalaya
p. 1481 | Rathore, A. C.; Sharma, N. K.; Mehta, Harsh; Jayaprakash, J.; Chaturvedi, O. P.; Lal, H.

Chemical weathering of biotite in the Ganga Alluvial Plain
p. 1484 | Jigyasu, Dharmendra Kumar; Kuvar, Rohit; Shahina; Singh, Priyanka; Singh, Sandeep; Singh, Indra Bir; Singh, Munendra

Is irrigation water causing degradation in black soils?
p. 1487 | Padekar, D. G.; Bhattacharyya, T.; Deshmukh, P. D.; Ray, S. K.; Chandran, P.; Tiwary, P.

General Articles
Global research output of nanobiotechnology research: a scientometrics study
p. 1490 | Karpagam, R.

On the integration of Ayurveda and biomedicine: perspectives generated from interviews with Ashtavaidya Ayurveda physicians of Kerala
p. 1500 | Spudich, Annamma; Menon, Indudharan

Research Articles
Academic performance evaluation using soft computing techniques
p. 1505 | Yadav, Ramjeet Singh; Ahmed, P.; Soni, A. K.; Pal, Saurabh

Delivery of repaglinide–cholestyramine complex loaded ethylcellulose microspheres to gastric mucosa for effective management of type-2 diabetes mellitus
p. 1518 | Jain, Sunil K.; Sahoo, Ashok K.; Gupta, Mukesh; Pandey, Aditya N.; Kumar, Amrish; Jain, Akhlesh K.

Mechanical properties of fly ash concrete composite reinforced with nano-SiO2 and steel fibre
p. 1529 | Zhang, Peng; Zhao, Ya-Nan; Li, Qing-Fu; Zhang, Tian-Hang; Wang, Peng

Effect of copper on calcium-modified alumina-supported cobalt catalysts towards Fischer–Tropsch synthesis
p. 1538 | Maity, Sudip; James, Olusola O.; Chowdhury, Biswajit; Auroux, Aline

Research Communication
Kalman filtered GPS accelerometer-based accident detection and location system: a low-cost approach
p. 1548 | Syedul Amin, Md.; Reaz, Mamun Bin Ibne; Bhuiyan, Mohammad Arif Sobhan; Nasir, Salwa Sheikh

Simulation study on the photoacoustics of cells with endocytosed gold nanoparticles
p. 1554 | Saha, Ratan K.; Roy, Madhusudan; Datta, Alokmay

Monitoring of dengue and chikungunya viruses in field-caught Aedes aegypti (Diptera: Culicidae) in Surat city, India
p. 1559 | Paingankar, Mandar S.; Gokhale, Mangesh D.; Vaishnav, Keshav G.; Shah, Paresh S.

Climatic response of various tree ring parameters of fir (Abies pindrow) from Chandanwadi in Jammu and Kashmir, western Himalaya, India
p. 1568 | Ram, Somaru; Borgaonkar, H. P.

Efficacy of two dominant marker systems, ISSR and TE-AFLP for assessment of genetic diversity in biodiesel species Pongamia pinnata
p. 1576 | Sharma, Shyam Sundar; Aaadil, Keshav; Negi, Madan Singh; Tripathi, Shashi Bhushan

Living Legends in Indian Science
Udupi Ramachandra Rao
p. 1581 | Jayaraman, V.

Book Reviews
Water Governance: An Evaluation of Alternative Architectures. Asanga Gunawansa and Lovleen Bhullar (eds)
p. 1592 | Pandit, Chetan

Climate Dynamics. Kerry H. Cook
p. 1592 | Achuta Rao, Krishna

Historical Notes
Edward Green Balfour (1813–1889) and his contributions to Indian agriculture and forestry
p. 1594 | Raman, Anantanarayanan

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Announcement for Awards: 2014–2015 - The Indian Science Congress Association
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Deputation of Indian Scientists Abroad Under Bilateral Exchange Programme – 2015 - Indian National Science
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Appointment of Manager – NMR Facility - National Centre for Biological Sciences
p. 1607

Monsoon School on ‘Urban Floods’, 4–9 August 2014 - Indian Institute of Science
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2014 Lilly Outstanding Thesis Awards – BNational Organic Symposium Trust
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Call for Biotechnology Social Development Awards 2014 - Ministry of Science and Technology
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Mass Spectrometry Facility Manager - Vision Research Foundation, Chennai
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p. 1610

Call for Project Proposals - Science and Engineering Research Board
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Project Fellow/Research Fellow - Guru Nanak Dev University
p. 1611

7th International Conference on Geoscience Education - 5–9 September 2014, Hyderabad
p. 1611

Senior Research Fellow - Indian Institute of Technology
p. 1612

Junior Research Fellow - Madras Diabetes Research Foundation
p. 1612

Junior Research Fellow - Institute of Chemical Technology
p. 1612

Senior Research Fellow - University of Madras
p. 1612

Junior/Senior Research Fellowship - Toc H Institute of Science and Technology
p. 1613

Junior Research Fellow - Presidency Univesrity, Kolkata
p. 1613

Two Days Workshop - Shri A. N. Patel PG Institute Anand, Gujarat
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Applications are invited for the BIPP/SBIRI
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Junior Research Fellow - Poornaprajna Institute of Scientific Research
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p. 1614

Senior Research Fellow - Madurai Kamaraj University
p. 1614

Nominations/Applications for the Post of Director, In-Stem, Bangalore
p. 1615

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