Current Science
A Fortnightly Journal of Research
ISSN 0011-3891
Volume 109 - Issue 3: 10 Aug, 2015
In this Issue
In this Issue
p. 0394

Guest Editorial
Recognizing spatial heterogeneity in aquifer distributions: lessons for sustainable groundwater management
p. 0395 | Sinha, Rajiv

Correspondence
Ban on dissection and animal experimentation
p. 0397 | Vengayil, Doyil T.

Impact factor and open access – a misconstrued association
p. 0397 | Kanchan, Tanuj; Krishan, Kewal

English and Indian science
p. 0398 | Raman, Anantanarayanan

The ‘empty forests’ of the northern Eastern Ghats
p. 0398 | Ganesh, T.; Aditya, Vikram; Malla, Giridhar; Prashanth, M. B.

News
UNESCO launches open access curriculum for young and early career researchers
p. 0400 | Das, Anup Kumar

Meeting Report
Women in science: A career in science
p. 0401 | Jogad, M. S.

Opinion
Challenges of managing water bodies as bird sanctuaries in Tamil Nadu
p. 0403 | Bhaskar, Avantika; Vencatesan, Jayshree

Commentary
Earthquake Early Warning System and its implementation in India
p. 0405 | Bapat, Arun

Scientific Correspondence
A profile of heavy metals in rice (Oryza sativa ssp. indica) landraces
p. 0407 | Deb, Debal; Sengupta, Soujit; Pradeep, T.

Eminence of heavy metal accumulation in fishes and crustaceans from the Gulf of Khambhat, India
p. 0409 | Jebakumar, J. Prince Prakash; Nandhagopal, G.; Sundradarajan, S.; Karuppasamy, M.; Ragumaran, S.

A record of Scutiger nyingchiensis Fei, 1977 (Amphibia: Anuran: Megophryidae) in the Eastern Himalaya, North East India
p. 0413 | Sarania, Bidyut; Devi, Ashalata; Kumar, Awadhesh; Wang, Kai; Rakshit, Kaustubh

Special Section: Sustainable Food and Nutrition Security
Preface
p. 0415 | Kesavan, P. C.; Hariharan, G. N.

M. S. Swaminathan – scientist, hunger fighter, World Food Prize Laureate
p. 0417 | Quinn, Kenneth M.

The new green revolution: bridging the gap between science and society
p. 0430 | Fresco, Louise O.

M. S. Swaminathan: his contributions to science and public policy
p. 0439 | Rabbinge, Rudy

Fostering international collaboration for food security and sustainable development: a personal perspective of M. S. Swaminathan’s vision, impact and legacy for humanity
p. 0447 | Denning, Glenn

From food security to food and nutrition security: role of agriculture and farming systems for nutrition
p. 0456 | Shetty, Prakash

Sustaining and enhancing crop productivity in an era of climate change
p. 0462 | Parida, Ajay; George, Suja

Community agro biodiversity conservation continuum: an integrated approach to achieve food and nutrition security
p. 0474 | Kumar, N. Anil; Nambi, V. Arivudai; Rani, M. Geetha; King, E. D. Israel Oliver; Chaudhury, Susanta Sekar; Mishra, Smita

Shaping science as the prime mover of sustainable agriculture for food and nutrition security in an era of environmental degradation and climate change
p. 0488 | Kesavan, P. C.

Birth and growth of M.S. Swaminathan Research Foundation, Chennai
p. 0502 | Kesavan, P. C.; Hariharan, G. N.

General Articles
A scientometric analysis of worldwide soil carbon stocks research from 2000 to 2014
p. 0513 | Xiang, Huimin; Zhang, Jiaen; Zhu, Qiandong

Rehabilitation of degraded community land in Western Himalaya: linking environmental conservation with livelihood
p. 0520 | Negi, Vikram S.; Bhatt, I. D.; Phondani, P. C.; Kothyari, B. P.

Review Articles
Andaman accretionary prism: a probable locale for different mineral deposit types
p. 0529 | Varghese, Saju; Dinesh, A. C.; Karthikeyan, M.; Drishya, G.; Shareef, N. M.

Glutathione S-transferase gene polymorphism and lung cancer in Indian population: a meta-analysis of case-control studies
p. 0536 | Dey, Tapan; Dutta, Prachurjya; Kalita, Jatin; Boruah, Hari Prasanna Deka; Kalita, Manoj; Unni, Balagopalan

Research Articles
Identification and characterization of a stress-inducible gene OsNLI-IF enhancing drought tolerance in transgenic tobacco
p. 0541 | Phuong, Nguyen Duy; Tuteja, Narendra; Nghia, Phan Tuan; Hoi, Pham Xuan

Comparative studies for selection of Jatropha curcas L. capable of high yield and oil quality in Assam environment
p. 0552 | Saikia, S. P.; Mapelli, S.; Breviario, D.; Galasso, I.; Giani, S.; Braglia, L.; Pecchia, P.; Gogoi, A.; Mudoi, K. D.

Welwitschia mirabilis – induction, growth and organization of mature leaf callus
p. 0567 | Misra, P.; Purshottam, D. K.; Goel, A. K.; Nautiyal, C. S.

Ethnoentomological values of Oecophylla smaragdina (Fabricius)
p. 0572 | Vidhu, V. V.; Evans, D. A.

The catastrophe over Jammu and Kashmir in September 2014: a meteorological observational analysis
p. 0580 | Ray, Kamaljit; Bhan, S. C.; Bandopadhyay, B. K.

Research Communication
Magnetometry using Ramsey interferometry in a Yb atomic beam
p. 0592 | Rathod, Ketan D.; Natarajan, Vasant

M-score: a context-specific score to assess scientific productivity with OEVGSI grading
p. 0596 | Nair, Madhu S.

Measurement of environmental external gamma radiation dose rate outside the dwellings of southern coastal Odisha, eastern India
p. 0600 | Rao, N. Sulekha; Parial, Kajori; Koide, Hiroaki; Sengupta, D.

In vitro embryo production in buffalo: effects of culture system on pre-implantation development and gene expression pattern
p. 0603 | Sadeesh, E. M.

Estimation of fluxes across boundaries for groundwater flow model using GIS
p. 0607 | Kaur, Samanpreet; Aggarwal, Rajan; Jalota, S. K.; Sood, Anil

Seismogenic active fault zone between 2005 Kashmir and 1905 Kangra earthquake meizoseismal regions and earthquake hazard in eastern Kashmir seismic gap
p. 0610 | Thakur, V. C.; Jayangondaperumal, R.

Living Legends in Indian Science
Govind Swarup: Radio astronomer, innovator par excellence and a wonderfully inspiring leader
p. 0618 | Srinivasan, G.

Book Reviews
Refrigeration and Air Conditioning. Manohar Prasad
p. 0631 | Maiya, M. P.

Classical Electrodynamics. P. Sengupta
p. 0632 | Choudhuri, Arnab Rai

Historical Notes
J. B. S. Haldane, an Indian scientist of British origin
p. 0634 | Rao, Veena

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Science Academies’ Refresher Course on Developmental Biology
p. 0641

Centre for DNA Fingerprinting and Diagnostics
p. 0642

Junior Research Fellow - SRM University
p. 0643

SERB School in Insect Biology
p. 0643

SERB School in Herpetology - Wildlife Institute of India
p. 0644

Agri Biotech Foundation
p. 0644

Junior Research Fellow/Research Associate - Manipal University
p. 0644

Nominations are invited for the following two Awards - Maharashtra Association for the Cultivation of Science
p. 0645

Research Positions - Manipal University
p. 0645

Junior Research Fellow - Manipal University
p. 0645

Junior Research Fellow - National Engineering College, Kovilpatti
p. 0646

Director - Department of Atomic Energy
p. 0646

Junior Research Fellow - VIT University
p. 0646

One week training programme - Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University
p. 0647

Junior Research Fellow - Mangalore University
p. 0647

Junior Research Fellow - SRM University
p. 0647

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