Current Science
A Fortnightly Journal of Research
ISSN 0011-3891
Volume 109 - Issue 12: 25 Dec, 2015
In this Issue
In this Issue
p. 2166

Guest Editorial
Why IMD got the seasonal forecast of 2015 southwest monsoon rainfall right
p. 2167 | Rathore, L. S.

Great science and technology in India – at IISc and other educational institutes? Further analysis and possible solution
p. 2169 | Mukunda, H. S.

Photo check – why and how?
p. 2170 | Kapoor, Priyanka

A logo for sciences
p. 2171 | Varkey, M. J.

Nobel Prize for artemisinin research: Indian side of the story
p. 2172 | Tripathi, Anil Kumar; Dikshit, Madhu

Disaster victim identification – a need to create zone-wise scientific working groups
p. 2173 | Krishan, Kewal; Kanchan, Tanuj

Some drawbacks of the higher education system in India
p. 2174 | Dutta, Angshu; Dutta, Himangshu

Response: Some drawbacks of the higher education system in India
p. 2175 | Sen, S. K.

Environmental Justice Atlas ( India reaches the top while mapping the ecological conflicts and environmental injustices
p. 2176 | Das, Anup Kumar

Meeting Report
Sustaining the Himalayan ecosystem
p. 2177 | Sundriyal, R. C.; Dhyani, P. P.; Airi, Subodh; Maikhuri, R. K.; Awasthi, Kirtiman; Mustafa

Harnessing desirable insects and managing undesirable insects: way forward in Indian agriculture
p. 2179 | Ramani, R.; Sharma, K. K.; Monobrullah, Md.; Mohanasundaram, A.

Is solar power cheaper than coal?
p. 2180 | Mitavachan, H.; Chakravarty, Shoibal

In Conversation
Abhay Ashtekar: pushing the horizons of gravity
p. 2182 | Punyakoti, G. V.

Significance of India’s INDC and climate justice: an appraisal
p. 2186 | Sundriyal, R. C.; Dhyani, P. P.

Burying plutonium: Watt a waste
p. 2188 | Bharadwaj, Anshu; Rajgopal, S.; Das, Debapriya

Scientific Correspondence
Surgical management of non-cerebral coenurosis in goats in the foothills of Arunachal Pradesh, India
p. 2190 | Bordoloi, Gautam; Borkakoty, Monoranjan; Sharma, Manav; Borah, Sanjib; Khargharia, Sanjib; Chabukdhara, Prasanta; Borthakur, Bikash

Skeletal microfauna from the Cambrian Series 2 (Stage 4) Kunzum La Formation, Parahio valley, Spiti region (Tethyan Himalaya), India
p. 2191 | Singh, Birendra P.; Bhargava, O. N.; Juyal, K. P.; Negi, R. S.; Virmani, Nancy; Sharma, C. A.; Gill, Aman

Litchi fruit contains methylene cyclopropyl-glycine
p. 2195 | Das, Mukul; Asthana, Somya; Singh, Sheelendra P.; Dixit, Sumita; Tripathi, Anurag; John, T. Jacob

General Articles
Sustainability perceptions in a technological institution of higher education in India
p. 2198 | Bantanur, Shaila; Mukherjee, Mahua; Shankar, R.
doi: 10.18520/v109/i12/2198-2203

Review Articles
A bibliometric review of research trends on bioelectrochemical systems
p. 2204 | Wang, Juan; Zheng, Tianlong; Wang, Qunhui; Xu, Banghua; Wang, Lihong
doi: 10.18520/v109/i12/2204-2211

Special Section: 100 Years General Relativity (Guest Editors: Banibrata Mukhopadhyay and Tejinder P. Singh)
p. 2212 | Mukhopadhyay, Banibrata; Singh, Tejinder P.

The early days of general relativity
p. 2214 | Narlikar, Jayant V.
doi: 10.18520/v109/i12/2214-2219

General relativity in post-Independence era
p. 2220 | Dadhich, Naresh
doi: 10.18520/v109/i12/2220-2229

Advances in classical general relativity
p. 2230 | Iyer, Bala R.
doi: 10.18520/v109/i12/2230-2235

Gravity and is thermodynamics
p. 2236 | Padmanabhan, T.
doi: 10.18520/v109/i12/2236-2242

Quantum general relativity
p. 2243 | Ashtekar, Abhay
doi: 10.18520/v109/i12/2243-2249

General relativity and relativistic astrophysics
p. 2250 | Mukhopadhyay, Banibrata
doi: 10.18520/v109/i12/2250-2257

General relativity, torsion and quantum theory
p. 2258 | Singh, Tejinder P.
doi: 10.18520/v109/i12/2258-2264

String theory and the conundrums of quantum gravity
p. 2265 | Gopakumar, Rajesh
doi: 10.18520/v109/i12/2265-2270

Research Articles
Designing of CHK1 inhibitors by 3D-QSAR, virtual screening and induced fit docking studies
p. 2271 | Chavan, Sayalee; Hirwani, Rajkumar; Alam, M. Sarwar; Vidyasagar, Nikhil; Dash, Radhacharan; Deshpande, Veena
doi: 10.18520/v109/i12/2271-2277

Research Communications
Spatial variability in temporal trends of precipitation and its impact on the agricultural scenario of Mizoram
p. 2278 | Saha, S.; Chakraborty, D.; Choudhury, B. U.; Singh, S. B.; Chinza, N.; Lalzarliana, C.; Dutta, S. K.; Chowdhury, S.; Boopathi, T.; Lungmuana; Singh, A. R.; Ngachan, S. V.
doi: 10.18520/v109/i12/2278-2282

Comparative expression analysis of metal homeostasis-related genes in rice genotypes differing in grain micronutrient levels
p. 2283 | Maurya, Shrinkhla; Dubey, Mahima; Chandel, Girish
doi: 10.18520/v109/i12/2283-2288

Occurrence of hispa Asamangulia cuspidata and its parasitoids in South India
p. 2288 | Srikanth, J.; Mahesh, P.; Salin, K. P.; Poorani, J.
doi: 10.18520/v109/i12/2288-2295

Minerals of cactus (Opuntia dillenii): cladode and fruit
p. 2295 | Kalegowda, Pavithra; Haware, Devendra Jagannath; Rajarathnam, Somasundaram; Shashirekha, Mysore Nanjarajurs
doi: 10.18520/v109/i12/2295-2298

Flower sex expression in cucurbit crops of Kerala: implications for pollination and fruitset
p. 2299 | Anusree, T.; Abhina, C.; Lishiba, P. P.; Rasna, T. V.; Varma, Sangeetha; Sinu, Palatty Allesh
doi: 10.18520/v109/i12/2299-2302

Platinum group elements in proximal impactites of the Bukit Bunuh impact structure, Malaysia
p. 2303 | Quek, Long Xiang; Ghani, Azman A.; Badruldin, Muhammad Hafifi; Saidin, Mokhtar; Harith, Zuhar Zahir Tuan; Roselee, Muhammad Hatta
doi: 10.18520/v109/i12/2303-2308

Book Reviews
Continuum Mechanics: Foundations and Applications of Mechanics, Third Edition, Vol. 1; Fluid Mechanics: Foundations and Application of Mechanics, Third Edition, Vol. II by C. S. Jog
p. 2309 | Simha, K. R. Y.

Annual Review of Pathology: Mechanisms of Disease, 2014, Abul K. Abbas, Stephen J. Galli and Peter M. Howley (eds)
p. 2312 | Pai, Sanjay A.

Photosynthesis: Basics to Applications, Second Edition, Shigeru Itoh, Late Prasanna Mohanty and K. N. Guruprasad (eds)
p. 2313 | Tiwari, Swati

Personal News
P. K. K. Nair – the father of Indian palynology - A tribute
p. 2315 | Garg, Arti

Parameswaran Hariharan (1926–2015) - An obituary
p. 2319 | Oreb, Bob; Walsh, Chris; Samuel, Joseph

Richard F. Heck (1931–2015) - An obituary
p. 2321 | Gopal, Swetha

Historical Notes
Debendra Mohan Bose (1885–1975) – an eminent physicist of India
p. 2322 | Mukherji, Purabi

Institutional Members
List of Institutional Members
p. 2325

p. 2331

FLIR A6700sc
p. 2336

Research Associate (RA) - Bhabha Atomic Research Centre
p. 2337

Director - Tea Research Association
p. 2338

DIRECTOR - National Institute of Plant Genome Research
p. 2339

Invites Nominations from Scientists/Researchers for Forthcoming IODP Expeditions
p. 2340

Recruitment for Scientific Position - Translational Health Science and Technology Institute
p. 2340

Admission into Ph.D. in Electronics and Communication Engineering - Karunya University
p. 2341

Postdoctoral/Research Associate Position - Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research
p. 2341

Invitation for Participation in Visiting Scientist Programme 2016 - Indian National Science Academy
p. 2342

An excellent opportunity to update yourself with data analysis skills for ‘omics’!
p. 2342

Project Fellow - Carmel College of Arts, Science and Commerce for Women
p. 2343

DIRECTOR - Department of Atomic Energy
p. 2343

Project Fellow - North Eastern Hill University
p. 2343

JUNIOR RESEARCH FELLOW - IK Gujral Punjab Technical University
p. 2343

Training programme on ‘Physiological and molecular aspects of improving the crop adaptation to drought’ - University of Agricultural Sciences
p. 2344

SRISTI invites young innovation promotion executives/staff - Openings at SRISTI
p. 2344

Research Positions - Manipal University
p. 2344

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