Current Science
A Fortnightly Journal of Research
ISSN 0011-3891
Volume 108 - Issue 01: 10 Jan, 2015
In this Issue
In this issue
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Guest Editorial
‘Indovation’ for affordable excellence
p. 0007 | Mashelkar, R. A.

Correspondence
U. R. Ananthamurthy
p. 0009 | Vijayan, M.

Beware of phony prophets who pretend to teach scientific writing
p. 0009 | Kantha, Sachi Sri

New Ebola vaccine trial starts in humans – but how safe is it?
p. 0010 | Borah, Debajit; Singh, Vandana; Chaliha, Amrita Kashyap; Gogoi, Dhrubajyoti; Mohamedkassm, Nuredin

Modi(the)ology in science
p. 0010 | Annamraju, Rajanikanth

News
Solar thermal greenhouse
p. 0012 | Murkute, A. A.; Bala Singh, Shashi; Singh, P. P.

Meeting Report
Plant parasitic nematodes: a major stumbling block for successful crop cultivation under protected conditions in India*
p. 0013 | Rao, Mahendrakar Sreenivasa; Umamaheswari, Rajappa; Chakravarty, Akshay Kumar

Commentary
India and the SAARC satellite
p. 0015 | Lavakare, P. J.

Scientific Correspondence
A non-meat-based artificial diet and protocol for mass rearing of Chrysomya megacephala (Fab.) (Diptera: Calliphoridae), an important pollinator of mango
p. 0017 | Reddy, P. V. Rami; Rajan, V. Varun; Verghese, Abraham

Prevention of malaria through forecast-based precision vector sanitation and exposure advisory: a conceptual and feasibility analysis
p. 0019 | Goswami, P.

General Articles
Rare ion beams – the new road to understand the universe
p. 0022 | Chakrabarti, Alok; Naik, Vaishali; Bandyopadhyay, Arup; Bhandari, Rakesh

Technology development of fast reactor fuel reprocessing in India
p. 0030 | Natarajan, R.; Raj, Baldev

Scientific endeavours for natural resource management in India
p. 0039 | Lenka, N. K.; Lenka, Sangeeta; Biswas, A. K.

Palaeolinguistics and ancient Eurasian pulse crops
p. 0045 | Mikić, Aleksandar

Research Articles
Isolation and characterization of a OsRap2.4A transcription factor and its expression in Arabidopsis for enhancing high salt and drought tolerance
p. 0051 | Phuong, Nguyen Duy; Hoi, Pham Xuan

A simple metabolite profiling approach reveals critical biomolecular linkages in fragrant agarwood oil production from Aquilaria malaccensis – a traditional agro-based industry in North East India
p. 0063 | Sen, Supriyo; Talukdar, Narayan C.; Khan, Mojibur

Ecological and health risk assessment of metal in resuspended particles of urban street dust from an industrial city in China
p. 0072 | Xu, Xue; Lu, Xinwei; Han, Xiufeng; Zhao, Ni

Research Communication
Oxyhalide disinfection by-products in packaged drinking water and their associated risk
p. 0080 | Saradhi, I. V.; Sharma, S.; Prathibha, P.; Pandit, G. G.

Post-disaster assessment of impact of cyclone Lehar in South Andaman Island
p. 0085 | Yuvaraj, E.; Dharanirajan, K.; Narshimulu, G.; Saravanan

Application of fast Fourier transform in fluvial dynamics in the upper Brahmaputra valley, Assam
p. 0090 | Lahiri, Siddhartha Kumar; Sinha, Rajiv

Can hydrocarbons in coastal sediments be related to terrestrial flux? A case study of Godavari river discharge (Bay of Bengal)
p. 0096 | Kiran, Rayaprolu; Krishna, V. V. J. Gopala; Naik, B. G.; Mahalakshmi, G.; Rengarajan, R.; Mazumdar, Aninda; Sarma, Nittala S.

Polarimetric classification of C-band SAR data for forest density characterization
p. 0100 | Varghese, A. O.; Joshi, A. K.

Phenological events along the elevation gradient and effect of climate change on Rhododendron arboreum Sm. in Kumaun Himalaya
p. 0106 | Singh, Nandan; Ram, Jeet; Tewari, Ashish; Yadav, R. P.

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DEPARTMENT OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY (DST) CENTRE FOR MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES
p. 0107

Research Communication
Flowering and fruiting phenology of some herbs, shrubs and undershrubs from Girnar Reserve Forest, Gujarat, India
p. 0111 | Nakar, R. N.; Jadeja, B. A.

Estimate of primate density using distance sampling in the evergreen forests of the central Western Ghats, India
p. 0118 | Bapureddy, Gajjala; Santhosh, Kumar; Jayakumar, Samidurai; Kumara, Honnavalli Nagaraj

Book Reviews
Dark Matter: An Introduction. Debasish Majumdar
p. 0124 | Ananthanarayan, B.

Ayurvedic Herbs in Healthy Ageing. Sukh Dev and Sashi Prabha
p. 0125 | Bhutani, K. K.

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6th Call for Proposals - Centre for Cellular and Moleculat Platforms
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Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council
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Ramalingaswami Re-entry Fellowship
p. 0128

Research Associateship at Space Physics Laboratory
p. 0129

Watch for advertisement for 2015 admission to the two year Master Degree programme in ‘Bioinformatics and Applied Biotechnology’ - IBAB is an initiative of the Department of IT, BT and S&T
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Research Associate - IBAB is an initiative of the Department of IT, BT and S&T
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Junior Research Fellowship - Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur
p. 0131

AGRI BIOTECH FOUNDATION
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Appointments can be made at any level from Scientist-C to Scientist-G - National Institute of Animal Biotechnology, Hyderabad
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Awards and Honours for the Award Year 2014 - Odisha Bigyan Academy
p. 0132

Project Assistant Rajiv Gandhi University
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Junior Research Fellowship - Manipal University
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Nominations Invited for Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prizes for Science and Technology – 2015
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Junior Research Fellowship - Shree Dhanvantary Pharmacy College
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Faculty Positions under the Dibrugarh University
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Director - Indian Statistical Institute
p. 0134

Sixty-Ninth Refresher Course in Experimental Physics
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National Labs: Research Highlights 2014
Realization of single-terminated nano step-and-terrace-like surface of SrTiO3 single crystals: Institute of Nano Science and Technology, Mohali
p. 0787 | Prakash, Bhanu; Chakraverty, S.

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Admissions for Ph.D. Programme 2015 - Centre for NANO and Soft Matter Sciences
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