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.

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

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

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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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.

6th Call for Proposals - Centre for Cellular and Moleculat Platforms
p. 0126

Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council
p. 0127

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
p. 0130

Junior Research Fellowship - Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur
p. 0131

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Appointments can be made at any level from Scientist-C to Scientist-G - National Institute of Animal Biotechnology, Hyderabad
p. 0131

Awards and Honours for the Award Year 2014 - Odisha Bigyan Academy
p. 0132

Project Assistant Rajiv Gandhi University
p. 0132

Junior Research Fellowship - Manipal University
p. 0132

Nominations Invited for Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prizes for Science and Technology – 2015
p. 0133

Junior Research Fellowship - Shree Dhanvantary Pharmacy College
p. 0133

Faculty Positions under the Dibrugarh University
p. 0133

Director - Indian Statistical Institute
p. 0134

Sixty-Ninth Refresher Course in Experimental Physics
p. 0135

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.

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