Current Science
A Fortnightly Journal of Research
ISSN 0011-3891
Volume 109 - Issue 05: 10 Sep, 2015
In this Issue
In this issue
p. 0838

Guest Editorial
Damming the metric tide
p. 0839 | Curry, Stephen

Correspondence
Comparison of citations received by a research publications
p. 0841 | Chakrabarti, Bhupati

Genesis of IISERs
p. 0841 | Swarup, Govind

Angria Bank: an ecologically or biologically significant marine area of the northwest Indian Ocean
p. 0842 | Sivakumar, K.; Joshi, Ritesh

Publishing on hypoglycemic encephalopathy, borrowing information without giving credit: is Current Science invisible?
p. 0843 | Das, Mukul; Shah, Arun; Jacob John, T.

Let us not damn it all!
p. 0844 | Rao, C. N. R.

News
Indian national agenda for landslide disaster mitigation: challenges and recommendations
p. 0845 | Bhandari, R. K.

Meeting Report
Climate science
p. 0847 | Bala, G.; Srinivasan, J.

Palaeogene of the Indian subcontinent
p. 0848 | Kapur, Vivesh V.; Pandey, S. K.; Mishra, S. R.

Research News
The mosquito’s taste for human genes
p. 0850 | Kharola, Somendra Singh

Opinion
Goals, models, frameworks and the scientific method
p. 0851 | Mukhi, Sunil

Scientific Correspondence
Development and commercialization of kunitz trypsin inhibitor-free Indian soybean (Glycine max L.) genotypes
p. 0855 | Rani, Anita; Kumar, Vineet

Double-humped camels of Ladakh: prospects and constraints to sustained survival
p. 0857 | Ranjan, Rakesh; Narnaware, Shirish D.; Nath, Kashi; Sawal, Rajesh K.; Patil, N. V.

An unusual roosting behaviour of Schneider’s leaf-nosed bat, Hipposideros speoris at a cave-temple roost in Tamil Nadu
p. 0858 | Mahandran, V.; Murugan, C. M.; Thiruchenthil Nathan, P.

Anomalous REE concentration in carbonate–phosphate bearing phases from Narasimharajapuram area, Visakhapatnam district, Andhra Pradesh
p. 0860 | Panda, Niroj K.; Yugandhara Rao, A.; Ramesh Kumar, K.; Mohanty, R.; Parihar, P. S.

General Articles
Science, Technology and Innovation Policy 2013: outline of a coherent strategy for translating it into action
p. 0863 | Mukhopadhyay, Dipankar
doi: 10.18520/v109/i5/863-868

Scientometric profile of organic chemistry research in India during 2004–2013
p. 0869 | Dwivedi, S.; Kumar, S.; Garg, K. C.
doi: 10.18520/v109/i5/869-877

Performance and progress of OIC countries towards building technology development capacity
p. 0878 | Bashir, Tariq; Mahmood Ali, Tariq; Asrar, Mudassir; Babar, Shakeel
doi: 10.18520/v109/i5/878-888

Review Articles
Spinocerebellar ataxia 1: case and cohort-based studies in India
p. 0889 | Kumaran, Dhanya; Hasan, Gaiti
doi: 10.18520/v109/i5/889-892

Application of biomimicry in textiles
p. 0893 | Das, S.; Bhowmick, M.; Chattopadhyay, S. K.; Basak, S.
doi: 10.18520/v109/i5/893-901

Research Articles
Air quality assessment and its relation to potential health impacts in Delhi, India
p. 0902 | Maji, Sanjoy; Ahmed, Sirajuddin; Siddiqui, Weqar Ahmad
doi: 10.18520/v109/i5/902-909

Fine mapping of consistent quantitative trait loci for yield under drought stress using rice (Oryza sativa) recombinant inbred lines adapted to rainfed environment
p. 0910 | Muthukumar, C.; Deshmukh Vivek, V.; Poornima, R.; Kavitha, S.; Gayathri, V.; Chandra Babu, R.
doi: 10.18520/v109/i5/910-917

Initial set of oceanographic data from Bay of Bengal using an underwater glider as mobile sensor node
p. 0918 | Zacharia, Shijo; Seshasayanan, R.; Gowthaman, V.; Muthukumaravel, S.; Sudhakar, Tata; Atmanand, M. A.
doi: 10.18520/v109/i5/918-929

Agent-based modelling of biofilm formation and inhibition in Escherichia coli
p. 0930 | Modwal, Anusha; Rao, Shrisha
doi: 10.18520/v109/i5/930-937

Research Communication
Platinum group elements in urban road dust
p. 0938 | Okorie, I. A.; Enwistle, J.; Dean, J. R.
doi: 10.18520/v109/i5/938-942

Acoustic emission-based mathematical procedure for quantification of rebar corrosion in reinforced concrete
p. 0943 | Patil, Shilpa; Goyal, Shweta; Karkare, Bilavari
doi: 10.18520/v109/i5/943-948

Spectrophotometric determination of molybdenum with Syzygium jambolanum DC leaf extracts
p. 0949 | Mudakavi, J. R.; Puttanna, K.
doi: 10.18520/v109/i5/949-953

Fruit extract dyes as photosensitizers in solar cells
p. 0953 | Hosseinnezhad, Mozhgan; Moradian, Siamak; Gharanjig, Kamaladin
doi: 10.18520/v109/i5/953-956

Vegetation and climatic variability in southeastern Madhya Pradesh, India since Mid-Holocene, based on pollen records
p. 0956 | Chauhan, M. S.
doi: 10.18520/v109/i5/956-965

A perspective of alkaline Lonar Lake, Maharashtra, India with reference to its hydrochemistry
p. 0965 | Reddy, D. V.; Madhav, T.; Chandrakala, P.; Nagabhushanam, P.
doi: 10.18520/v109/i5/965-975

Book Reviews
Nature’s Third Cycle: A Story of Sunspots. Arnab Rai Choudhuri
p. 0976 | Narasimha, Roddam

Flowering Plants of the Western Ghats, India. T. S. Nayar, A. Rasiya Beegam and M. Sibi
p. 0977 | Bhatt, J. R.

Tissue Regeneration: Where Nano-structure Meets Biology, Vol. II. Qing Liu and Hongjun Wang (eds)
p. 0979 | Nair, Prabha D.

Personal News
T. N. Ananthakrishnan (1925–2015)
p. 0981 | Raman, Anantanarayanan

S. V. Subramanyam (1943–2015)
p. 0983 | Raja Gopal, E. S.

Sethunathasarma Krishnaswami (1945–2015)
p. 0984 | Sarin, Manmohan

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Refresher Course on Water: Its Fascinating Science and Diverse Implications in the Natural World
p. 0986

UGC-Networking Resource Centre Thirteenth Teacher/Researcher Training Workshop on Basic Confocal Microscopy - Indian Institute of Science
p. 0987

FLIR SC7000 Series
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Staff Scientists - National Institute of Plant Genome Research
p. 0989

DST Postdoctoral Fellowships in Nano Science and Technology - Department of Science and Technology
p. 0990

Short-term Training Course on Genomics and Metabolomics of Wild Medicinal Plants - Jawaharlal Nehru Tropical Botanic Garden and Research Institute
p. 0991

Junior Research Fellow - SRM University
p. 0991

Junior Research Fellow - Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur
p. 0992

SERB Sponsored School for imparting training in basic and cutting edge areas in Insect Biology
p. 0992

Junior Research Fellow - University of Delhi
p. 0993

Online Application only - Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology
p. 0993

Junior Research Fellow - SRM University
p. 0994

Appointment of Executive Director for IndiaBioscience on Contract Basis - national centre for biological sciences
p. 0994

National Workshop on Blood Irradiation and Its Application in Transfusion Medicine - Mangalore University
p. 0995

Junior Research Fellowship - Alagappa University
p. 0995

Online applications are invited from highly motivated candidates for admission to Ph.D. - Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar
p. 0995

Senior Research Fellowship - Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
p. 0995

Senior Research Fellowship - University of Hyderabad
p. 0996

Project Fellow - Shivaji University
p. 0996

Call for Research Proposals for 2015–16 - Science and Technology of Yoga and Meditation (SATYAM)
p. 0997

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