Current Science
A Fortnightly Journal of Research
ISSN 0011-3891
Volume 107 - Issue 01: 10 Jul, 2014
In this Issue
In this Issue
p. 0006

Guest Editorial
Role of International Years in meeting the Zero Hunger Challenge
p. 0007 | Swaminathan, M. S.

National Agroforestry Policy 2014 and the need for area estimation under Agroforestry
p. 0009 | Dhyani, S. K.

Decellularized Heart: A Step Towards Creating Personalized Bioengineered Organs
p. 0010 | Rout, Siddhartha; Vishwakarma, Sandeep Kumar; Khan, Aleem Ahmed

Combating plagiarism in scientific research
p. 0011 | Ramasesha, S.

Why and how to integrate information literacy curriculum in higher education
p. 0011 | Patil, S. B.

In Conversation
Patricia Wright
p. 0012 | Herlekar, Ipsita

Meeting Report
Exploring radiation in many splendors
p. 0015 | Das, Mala; Das, Debasish; Mukherjee, Anjali; Nandy, Maitreyee

Growing interest in doubled haploidy for improvement of horticultural crops in India
p. 0016 | Sadashiva, A. T.; Aghora, T. S.; Reddy, K. Madhavi; Mohan, N.; Rao, E. S.

Research News
Bio-inspired hemispherical digital cameras of wide-angle field of view
p. 0018 | Sur, Ujjal Kumar

Polysilicon production in India
p. 0020 | Bose, D. N.

Technical Note
A simple low-cost water sprinkling nozzle for field crop irrigation
p. 0022 | Rahman, Atiqur; Singh, A. K.

Scientific Correspondence
‘Asoka’ – an important medicinal plant, its market scenario and conservation measures in India
p. 0026 | Begum, S. Noorunnisa; Ravikumar, K.; Ved, D. K.

Consequence of cyclonic storm Phailin on coastal morphology of Rushikulya estuary: an arribada site of vulnerable Olive Ridley sea turtles along the east coast of India
p. 0028 | Kumar, H. Shiva; Panditrao, Satej; Baliarsingh, S. K.; Mohanty, Prakash; Mahendra, R. S.; Lotliker, Aneesh A.; Kumar, T. Srinivasa

General Articles
Measuring research output and collaboration in South Asian countries
p. 0031 | Uddin, Ashraf; Singh, Vivek Kumar

Science–policy interface for disaster risk management in India: toward an enabling environment
p. 0039 | Patra, Jyotiraj; Kantariya, Komal

Review Articles
Linear, no threshold response at low doses of ionizing radiation: ideology, prejudice and science
p. 0046 | Kesavan, P. C.

Research Articles
Climate change analysis in southern Telangana region, Andhra Pradesh using LARS-WG model
p. 0054 | Reddy, K. S.; Kumar, M.; Maruthi, V.; Umesha, B.; Vijayalaxmi; Rao, C. V. K. Nageswar

Tide-induced geometrical changes in Chilika lagoon using remote sensing
p. 0063 | Gupta, M.

Research Communication
Enhanced richness of notes by modulation of boundary conditions in a stringed musical instrument
p. 0068 | Roy, Basudev

Variation of black carbon concentration associated with rain events at a tropical urban location
p. 0072 | Talukdar, Shamitaksha; Jana, Soumyajyoti; Maitra, Animesh

Forecasting the distribution of heavy metals in soil and groundwater near municipal solid waste dumpsites using linear regression
p. 0078 | Srigiri, Srikanth; Madasu, Hanmandlu; Vysetti, Balaram; Parth, Vandana

Hydrogen generation by gamma radiolysis of aqueous suspension of nano zirconia
p. 0088 | Kumbhar, A. G.; Bhardwaj, Y. K.; Naik, D. B.

Estimation of soil carbon stocks in Pabitora Sanctuary and Manas National Park in Assam
p. 0094 | Royal, Irom; Goyal, Manish Kumar

Soil CO2 flux in the different ecosystems of North East India
p. 0099 | Thokchom, A.; Yadava, P. S.

Isolation of predominant bacterium from gut of earthworm Lampito mauritii for effective use in soil fertility
p. 0105 | Biswas, Sreejata; Lahiri, Pulak; Das, Satadal

Primitive breeding in an ancient Indian frog genus Indirana
p. 0109 | Gaitonde, Nikhil; Giri, Varad

Living Legends in Indian Science
Jayant Vishnu Narlikar
p. 0113 | Dadhich, Naresh

Book Reviews
Wizards, Aliens, and Starships: Physics and Math in Fantasy and Science Fiction. Charles L. Adler.
p. 0121 | Menon, Anil

Annual Review of Nuclear and Particle Science, 2013. Barry R. Holstein, Wick C. Haxton and Abolhassan Jawahery (eds).
p. 0122 | Ananthanarayan, B.

Future Crops. K. V. Peter (ed.).
p. 0124 | Joshi, Yateendra

Molecular Biology: Genes to Proteins. Burton E. Tropp
p. 0125 | Chattopadhyaya, Rajagopal

Personal News
Ram Kumar Varma (1935–2014)
p. 0127 | Sen, Abhijit; Pucadyil, John

Historical Notes
Silicon technology in India: a tribute to A. R. Vasudeva Murthy
p. 0129 | Murthy, H. S. Gopala Krishna

Science Academies’ Refresher Course in Applications of Quantum Mechanics to ‘Atoms, Molecules and Radiation’
p. 0136

Visiting Fellowships Programme 2014–2015 - Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research
p. 0137

Science Academies’ Sixty-sixth Refresher Course in Experimental Physics
p. 0138

Third Refresher Course in Materials Preparation and Measurement of Properties
p. 0139

The 23rd International Congress on Sericulture and Silk Industry - International Sericultural Commission, Bangalore
p. 0140

Biotechnology Ignition Grant Scheme - Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council
p. 0141

Call for Proposal/Application (2014): Max Planck Society, Germany – DST, India Program
p. 0142

Tenth Teacher/Researcher Training Workshop on Bioinformatics at Indian Institute of Science - UGC-Networking Resource Centre
p. 0143

Bhasakara 900: International Conference on the 900th Birth Anniversary of Bhāskarācārya - Vidya Prasarak Mandal, Thane
p. 0143

Junior Research Fellow – SRM Research Institute
p. 0144

Fellowships for Biomedical Research in India - Wellcome Trust
p. 0144

Recruitment for Research Associate and Project Assistant Positions - Regional Centre for Biotechnology
p. 0145

Junior Research Fellows - NITTE University
p. 0145

National Training Programs in Electron Microscopy (2014–2015) - All India Institute of Medical Sciences
p. 0146

Junior Research Fellow - Palli Siksha Bhavana (Institute of Agriculture)
p. 0146

Training Programme on Insect and Mite Taxonomy - University of Agricultural Sciences
p. 0147

Silver Jubilee Fellowship - Madhya Pradesh Council of Science and Technology
p. 0147

CSIR Sponsored National Workshop on ‘Application of Bionformatics Tools and it’s Extension to Drug Discovery’ - Sarvajanik Education Society
p. 0148

Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University
p. 0148

Project Assistant - Department of Electronics
p. 0148

Senior Research Management, namely Director - Agricultural Scientists Recruitment Board
p. 0148

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