Current Science
A Fortnightly Journal of Research
ISSN 0011-3891
Volume 108 - Issue 06: 25 Mar, 2015
In this Issue
In this issue
p. 1026

Guest Editorial
Why not be an early-bird researcher?
p. 1027 | Nettimi, Ravindra Palavalli; Mangalam, Madhur; Singh, Mewa

Correspondence
Madan Mohan Malaviya’s vision on agriculture education and research
p. 1029 | Chand, Ramesh; Mishra, Vinod Kumar

Anomalous silver concentration in volcano-plutonic rocks
p. 1030 | Rathore, D. P. S.

Response by:
p. 1031 | Bidwai, Rajeev

Who is qualified to instruct scientific manuscript writing?
p. 1032 | Glew, Robert H.; Challa, Anil K.; Gopalan, Venkat

News
Bats on a budget: use of torpor by bats to conserve energy during migration
p. 1034 | Herlekar, Ipsita

Meeting Report
Challenges to education in modern India
p. 1035 | Sheth, Parul R.

Human–wildlife conflict or coexistence: what do we want?
p. 1036 | Sinu, Palatty Allesh; Nagarajan, M.

Human–wildlife interactions and management of invasive alien species
p. 1039 | Kaushik, Monica; Mungi, Ninad

Opinion
Research and development spending and patents: where does India stand among SAARC and BRICS
p. 1041 | Janodia, Manthan D.

Commentary
From Millennium to Sustainable Development Goals and need for institutional restructuring
p. 1043 | Kamepalli, Lenin Babu; Pattanayak, Shobhana Kumar

The Indian critical zone – a case for priority studies
p. 1045 | Singh, Vimal

Technical Note
Structural analysis of solar panel cleaning robotic arm
p. 1047 | Mondal, Amit Kumar; Bansal, Kamal

Scientific Correspondence
Bibliometric benchmarking of Himalayan studies in India
p. 1053 | Gupta, B. M.; Prathap, Gangan

Echolocation calls of four species of leaf-nosed bats (genus Hipposideros) from central peninsular India
p. 1055 | Srinivasulu, Bhargavi; Srinivasulu, C.; Kaur, Harpreet

National Labs: Research Highlights 2014
Nano mechanical properties on the mineralogical array of calcium silicate hydrates and calcium hydroxide through molecular dynamics—CSIR–SERC
p. 1058 | Bhuvaneshwari, B.; Palani, G. S.; Karunya, R.; Iyer, Nagesh R.

Transforming plant biology to translational research applications – National Botanical Research Institute
p. 1066 | Nair, K. N.; Mishra, Aradhana; Suseela, M. R.; Trivedi, Prabodh K.; Sawant, Samir V.; Nautiyal, C. S.

CSIR–Advanced Materials and Processes Research Institute, Bhopal
p. 1072 | Chand, Navin; Hashmi, S. A. R.

CSIR–North East Institute of Science and Technology, Jorhat
p. 1075 | Banik, D.; Zhimo, I. I.; Bezbaruah, R. L.; Ramaiah, D.

General Articles
Viability of solar rooftop photovoltaic systems in grouphousing schemes
p. 1080 | Shanmugavalli, K. R.; Vedamuthu, Ranee

Research Articles
Molecular modelling approaches for designing inhibitors of L-amino acid oxidase from Crotalus adamanteus venom
p. 1086 | Mitra, Jyotirmoy; Sharma, Kanika; Bhattacharyya, Debasish

Preclinical bioavailability–bioequivalence and toxico-kinetic profile of stable succinc acid cocrystal of temozolomide
p. 1097 | Sravani, Edula; Mannava, M. K. Chaitanya; Kaur, Damandeep; Annapurna, B. R.; Khan, Ronaq Ali; Suresh, Kuthuru; Mittapalli, Sudhir; Mittapalli, Sudhir; Nangia, Ashwini; Kumar, B. Dinesh

Shear sense analysis of the Higher Himalayan Crystalline Belt and tectonics of the South Tibetan Detachment System, Alaknanda– Dhauli Ganga valleys, Uttarakhand Himalaya
p. 1107 | Shreshtha, M.; Jain, A. K.; Singh, Sandeep

Research Communication
Evaluation of a regional climate model for impact assessment of climate change on crop productivity in the tropics
p. 1119 | Zacharias, Manju; Kumar, S. Naresh; Singh, S. D.; Rani, D. N. Swaroopa; Aggarwal, P. K.

The influence of sugar–phosphate backbone on the stacking interaction in B-DNA helix formation
p. 1126 | Mittal, Sumit; Mishra, Brijesh Kumar; Sathyamurthy, N.

In silico prediction of gene knockout candidates in Escherichia coli genome-scale model for enhanced succinic acid production from glycerol
p. 1131 | Mienda, Bashir Sajo; Shamsir, Mohd Shahir; Illias, Rosli Md.

The combination of principal component analysis and geostatistics as a technique in assessment of groundwater hydrochemistry in arid environment
p. 1138 | Nazzal, Yousef; Zaidi, Faisal K.; Ahmed, Izrar; Ghrefat, Habes; Naeem, Muhammad; Al-Arifi, Nassir S. N.; Al-Shaltoni, Saeed A.; Al-Kahtany, Khaled M.

Observations of rainfall in Garhwal Himalaya, India during 2008–2013 and its correlation with TRMM data
p. 1146 | Khandelwal, D. D.; Gupta, Anil K.; Chauhan, Vishal

Drainage development in Achankovil Shear Zone, South India
p. 1151 | Dhanya, V.; Renoy, G.

High fat simple carbohydrate-fed male Wistar rats: a useful model to study metabolic syndrome
p. 1157 | Fernandes, Samantha; Severes, Alifha; Kudnekar, Tanushree; Fernandes, C. Alisha; Naik, Deepashree R.; Dias, Perantho Evan; D’Souza, Serena; Abraham, Asha

Book Reviews
Media Construction of Environment and Sustainability in India. Prithi Nambiar
p. 1166 | Madhu, K. P.

Molecular Cell Biology. Harvey Lodish et al.
p. 1167 | Chattopadhyay, Indranil

Personal News
Ravi Martanda Varma (1922–2015)
p. 1169 | Valiathan, M. S.

Historical Notes
Humour on Einstein as expressed in limericks
p. 1170 | Kantha, Sachi Sri

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SwarnaJayanti Fellowships 2014–15 - Department of Science and Technology
p. 1173

5th International Symposium on Cage Aquaculture in Asia
p. 1175

NASI-Young Scientist Platinum Jubilee Awards for the Year 2015 - The National Academy of Sciences
p. 1176

NASI–Reliance Industries Platinum Jubilee Awards for the Year 2015 for Application Oriented Innovations Covering both Physical and Biological Sciences - The National Academy of Sciences, India
p. 1177

FLIR Systems India Pvt Ltd
p. 1178

Centre for Cellular and Molecular Platforms
p. 1179

Full Time Research Scholars - Kalasalingam University
p. 1180

Call for Abstracts - Divecha Centre for Climate Change
p. 1181

Trust Manager - The Academy Trust (TAcT)
p. 1181

Asian Mycological Congress 2015
p. 1182

Senior Research Fellow - Loyola College, Chennai
p. 1182

Teacher Training Workshops - International Geoscience Education Organisation
p. 1183

Junior Research Fellow - SRM University
p. 1184

Temporary Positions on Stipendary/Fellowship/Associateship - Center of Innovative and Applied Bioprocessing
p. 1184

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