Current Science
A Fortnightly Journal of Research
ISSN 0011-3891
Volume 108 - Issue 12: 25 Jun, 2015
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In this issue
p. 2134

Guest Editorial
Indian science and higher education: the way forward
p. 2135 | Ganesh, Krishna N.

Correspondence
A rare incident of tricotyledony in Cleome viscosa L.
p. 2137 | Saroop, Shveta; Kaul, Veenu

Nepal earthquake, effect in Bihar and 85°E ridge
p. 2137 | Raval, Upendra

It is imperative that early education be made inclusive
p. 2138 | Balasubrahmanyam, S. N.

Response by
p. 2138 | Narasimha, Roddam

Spreading knowledge of classical India mathematics
p. 2139 | Sreenivasan, Krishnamachar

News
Biodegradable ropes from seaweed extracts
p. 2140 | Herlekar, Ipsita

Mohanbhai I. Patel (D.Sc.) Institute of Excellence in Astronomy and Astrophysics
p. 2141

Research News
A boon in studies of cognitive functions: brain and grid cells
p. 2142 | Agarwal, Ankur; Mishra, Saurabh; Agrawal, Harsh Kumar; Bandopadhyay, Rajib

Opinion
Evaluating the claims of ancient Indian achievements in science
p. 2145 | Vahia, Mayank

Taxonomy – the science and art of species
p. 2149 | Pisupati, Balakrishna

Commentary
Our higher education – deficits and possible remedies
p. 2151 | Sen, S. K.

Scientific Correspondence
An example of consistent palaeostress regime resulting in morphometric irregularity in the northwestern part of Noachis Terra, Mars
p. 2156 | De, Keyur; Kundu, Abhik; Chauhan, Prakash; Dasgupta, Nilanjan

Highly potassic melagranite of Bintang Batholith, Main Range Granite, Peninsular Malaysia
p. 2159 | Quek, Long Xiang; Jamil, Azmiah; Ghani, Azman A.; Saidin, Mokhtar

Species diversity–primary productivity relationships in a nitrogen amendment experiment in grasslands at Varanasi, India
p. 2163 | Sagar, R.; Verma, Punita; Verma, Hariom; Singh, Dharmendra K.; Verma, Preeti

General Articles
Controlled material transport and multidimensional patterning at small length scales using electromigration
p. 2167 | Talukder, Santanu; Pratap, Rudra; Kumar, Praveen

Aluminum poisoning of humanity and Earth’s biota by clandestine geoengineering activity: implications for India
p. 2173 | Herndon, J. Marvin

Research Account
Fifty years of tiger pheromone research
p. 2178 | Brahmachary, R. L.; Poddar-Sarkar, Mousumi

Review Articles
Fifty years of peephole optimization
p. 2186 | Chakraborty, Pinaki

Research Articles
Recent trends in wind-wave climate for the Indian Ocean
p. 2191 | Gupta, Nikita; Bhaskaran, Prasad K.; Dash, Mihir K.

Assessment of water yield and evapotranspiration over 1985 to 2010 in the Gomti River basin in India using the SWAT model
p. 2202 | Abeysingha, N. S.; Singh, Man; Sehgal, V. K.; Khanna, Manoj; Pathak, Himanshu; Jayakody, Priyantha; Srinivasan, Raghavan

Morphological trait variations in the west Himalayan (India) populations of Arabidopsis thaliana along altitudinal gradients
p. 2213 | Singh, Akanksha; Tyagi, Antariksh; Tripathi, Abhinandan Mani; Gokhale, Sadashiv M.; Singh, Nandita; Roy, Sribash

Stable isotope evidence for ca. 2.7-Ga-old Archean cap carbonates from the Dharwar Supergroup, southern India
p. 2223 | Sharma, Subrata Das; Srinivasan, R.

Multichannel analysis of surface waves and high-resolution electrical resistivity tomography in detection of subsurface features in northwest Himalaya
p. 2230 | Mahajan, A. K.; Chandra, Subash; Sarma, V. S.; Arora, B. R.

Geochemistry, petrography and rock magnetism of the basalts of Phek district, Nagaland
p. 2240 | Imchen, Watitemsu; Patil, S. K.; Rino, V.; Thong, Glenn T.; Pongen, Temjenrenla; Rao, B. V.

Research Communication
Imperata grasslands: carbon source or sink?
p. 2250 | Pathak, Karabi; Nath, Arun Jyoti; Das, Ashesh Kumar

Status and impact of protected cultivation in Himachal Pradesh, India
p. 2254 | Spehia, R. S.

Comparative study of feed-forward neuro-computing with multiple linear regression model for milk yield prediction in dairy cattle
p. 2257 | Bhosale, Manisha Dinesh; Singh, T. P.

Occurrence of unusual quartz xenocryst-laden dykes in the Chhota Udaipur alkaline–carbonatite sub-province, Deccan Igneous Province, India
p. 2261 | Randive, Kirtikumar

Occurrence of unusual quartz xenocryst-laden dykes in the Chhota Udaipur alkaline–carbonatite sub-province, Deccan Igneous Province, India
p. 2261 | Randive, Kirtikumar

Distribution of naturally occurring radionuclides uranium and 226Ra in groundwater adjoining uranium complex of Turamdih, Jharkhand, India
p. 2266 | Kumar, Rajesh; Jha, V. N.; Sahoo, S. K.; Jha, S.; Kumar, S.; Ravi, P. M.; Tripathi, R. M.

Book Reviews
Imperial Technoscience: Transnational Histories of MRI in the United States, Britain, and India. Amit Prasad
p. 2273 | Sahoo, Subhasis

The Untold Story of a Coast. John Jacob Puthur
p. 2274 | Jacob, Wallace

Molecular Biology. Channarayappa
p. 2276 | Agrawal, Anurag

Personal News
Krishna Kumar (1928–2014)
p. 2277 | Mahapatro, G. K.; Sreedevi, Kolla; Kumar, Sachin

Historical Notes
Was the bright comet of 1742 discovered from India?
p. 2279 | Kapoor, R. C.

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Fellowships for Biomedical Research in India - Wellcome Trust
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National Training Programs in Electron Microscopy (2015–2016) - All India Institute of Medical Sciences
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Junior Research Fellow - Dr Panjabrao Deshmukh Krishi Vidyapeeth
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2015 Eli Lilly Outstanding Thesis Awards
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M.Sc. (Biophysics) Course Admission Notice 2015–2016 - Institute of Science, Aurangabad
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Two day National Conference on Ethical Issues in Scientific Writing - Maharani’s Science College for Women
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