Current Science
A Fortnightly Journal of Research
ISSN 0011-3891
Volume 108 - Issue 08: 25 Apr, 2015
In this Issue
In this issue
p. 1406

Guest Editorial
Predatory journals and academic pollution
p. 1407 | Lakhotia, S. C.

Correspondence
Geographical Indication tag for basmati’s fragrance: the battle won in the US but lost in India
p. 1409 | Singh, Devi; Babu, Vemuri Ravindra; Sharma, Ritesh

Disparity and delay in implementation of fellowship hike disappoints research scholars
p. 1409 | Chethan, G. H.

Conventional Indian soil testing: need for major change
p. 1410 | Kumar, Arun; Singh, Raj Deo; Bhople, Balkrishna Sopan; Sapkal, Deepak Rameshwar

Meeting Report
Combustion science
p. 1412 | Shivakumar, Varun; Ramakrishna, P. A.; Mukunda, H. S.

A step towards increasing garlic productivity
p. 1414 | Gupta, R. P.

SERB School in neuroscience
p. 1415 | Mudigonda, Vidyadhari; Chepurwar, Shashank

Opinion
Taxonomy matters
p. 1416 | Raghavan, Rajeev; Dahanukar, Neelesh

Pervasive incursion of extremism in academic fields
p. 1418 | Bapat, Arun

Commentary
How does the Indian television cover climate change?
p. 1420 | Aram, I. Arul; Nivas, G. C. Prem

Growth of water purification technologies in the era of ‘regulatory vacuum’ in India
p. 1421 | Bhaduri, Saradindu; Sharma, Aviram; Talat, Nazia

Scientific Correspondence
Inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometric profiling of metal contamination in Holi colours
p. 1424 | Debnath, Mousumi; Lal, Parmeshwar; Jain, Renu

Malin–Maharashtra landslides: a disaster triggered by tectonics and anthropogenic phenomenon
p. 1428 | Ramasamy, Sm.; Muthukumar, M.; Subagunasekar, M.

Water quality index of estuarine environment
p. 1430 | Ujjania, N. C.; Dubey, Monika

National Labs: Research Highlights 2014
Institute of Advanced Study in Science and Technology, Guwahati
p. 1434 | Talukdar, N. C.

Central Food Technological Research Institute, Mysuru
p. 1438 | Rajasekharan, Ram

CSIR–Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants, Lucknow
p. 1441 | Tripathi, Anil Kumar

CSIR–Central Building Research Institute, Roorkee
p. 1444 | Bhattacharyya, S. K.; Agarwal, Atul Kumar

Understanding our seas: National Institute of Oceanography, Goa
p. 1454 | Naqvi, S. W. A.; Team, CSIR–NIO

General Articles
The Barrie Jones Lecture – eye care for the neglected population: challenges and solutions
p. 1461 | Rao, G. N.

Institutionalization of grassroots innovation in India
p. 1476 | Ustyuzhantseva, Olga V.

Review Articles
Occurrence of molecularly diverse Bt Cry toxin-resistant mutations in insect pests of Bt + corn and cotton crops and remedial approaches
p. 1483 | Kumar, Sushil; Kumari, Renu

Face anti-spoofing methods
p. 1491 | Parveen, Sajida; Ahmad, Sharifah Mumtazah Syed; Hanafi, Marsyita; Adnan, Wan Azizun Wan

Research Articles
Status of soil degradation in an irrigated command area in Chikkarasinakere Hobli, Mandya district, Karnataka
p. 1501 | Hegde, Rajendra; Natarajan, A.; Meena, R. S.; Niranjana, K. V.; Thayalan, S.; Singh, S. K.

Research Communication
Assessment of lipid profiles of adult male athletes from two different air pollutant zones of West Bengal, India
p. 1512 | Das, Paulomi; Chatterjee, Pinaki

In vitro and in vivo inhibition of haemolymph juvenile hormone esterase activity by the ethanol extract of Clerodendrum inerme in fifth instar larva of castor semilooper, Achaea janata (L.)
p. 1516 | Yankanchi, S. R.; Kallapur, V. L.; Holihosur, S. N.

Molecular characterization of viroid associated with tapping panel dryness syndrome of Hevea brasiliensis from India
p. 1520 | Kumar, Ajay; Pandey, D. M.; Abraham, Thomson; Mathew, Jacob; Jyothsna, P.; Ramachandran, Padma; Malathi, V. G.

Technology for rehabilitation of Yamuna ravines – cost-effective practices to conserve natural resources through bamboo plantation
p. 1527 | Singh, A. K.; Kala, S.; Dubey, S. K.; Pande, V. C.; Rao, B. K.; Sharma, K. K.; Mahapatra, K. P.

Spatial patterns and diversity of alpine vegetation across Langer–Shandur Valley, Hindukush Himalayas
p. 1534 | Shaheen, Hamayun; Mashwani, Zia-Ur-Rehman; Dar, Muhammad Ejaz Ul Islam

Uranium-bearing magnesian-calcrete in surficial environment from Khemasar, Churu district, Rajasthan, India
p. 1540 | Yugandhara Rao, A.; Raj, K. Vijay; Yadav, O. P.; Nanda, L. K.; Rai, A. K.; Parihar, P. S.

Ant larvae silk fibres mat
p. 1544 | Prajwal, M.; Sangamesha, M. A.; Pushpalatha, K.

Book Reviews
An Introductory Course of Particle Physics. Palash B. Pal
p. 1548 | Krishnan, Chethan

The Cosmic Cocktail: Three Parts Dark Matter. Katherine Freese
p. 1549 | Nath, Biman

The Big Ratchet: How Humanity Thrives in the Face of Natural Crisis. A Biography of an Ingenious Species. Ruth DeFries
p. 1550 | Kesavan, P. C.

Proceedings of XXIII Indian Colloquium on Micropalaeontology and Stratigraphy and International Sym-posium on Global Bioevents in Earth’s History. N. Malarkodi, Gerta Keller, A. N. Reddy and B. C. Jaiprakash
p. 1552 | Garg, Rahul

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p. 1555

Post-doctoral/Assistant Professor Vacancies - National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bengaluru
p. 1556

Call for Papers - Indian National Academy of Engineering and National Institute of Advanced Studies
p. 1557

Junior Research Fellow - Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur
p. 1557

Jointly Announce a 5-Day Training Programme on Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) – Bioinformatics and Data Analysis (2015)
p. 1558

JOB OPENING - Centre for Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences
p. 1558

International Workshop on ‘Microbial ecology international workshop 2015: From cultivation to new molecular methods'
p. 1559

Junior Research Fellow - Anna University
p. 1559

Executive Director - National Agri-Food Biotechnology Institute, Mohali
p. 1560

Junior Research Fellow - SRM University
p. 1560

Dy. Executive Director - Indian National Science Academy
p. 1561

Scientist and Technical Assistant - Vasantdada Sugar Institute
p. 1561

Senior Research Fellow - SET’S College of Pharmacy
p. 1562

Research Associateships and Research Fellowships in Weather and Climate Science - Earth Science System Organization
p. 1562

Ph.D. Admissions 2015 - Regional Centre for Biotechnology
p. 1563

Wellcome Trust
p. 1563

Junior Research Fellows - JSS University
p. 1563

M.Sc. in Human Disease Genetics - Centre for Human Genetics
p. 1564

Managing Director - Department of Biotechnology
p. 1564

National Conference on Creative Writing in Science for Children
p. 1565

Junior Research Fellow - Madurai Kamaraj University
p. 1565

Siddaganga Institute of Technology, Tumakuru
p. 1566

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