Current Science
A Fortnightly Journal of Research
ISSN 0011-3891
Volume 109 - Issue 6: 25 Sep, 2015
In this Issue
In this issue
p. 1006

Guest Editorial
Academic Phantoms
p. 1007 | Ramaswamy, R.

Correspondence
Ph D thesis title
p. 1009 | Bandyopadhyay, Subir; Bhattacharjee, Avishek

Teaching taxonomy
p. 1009 | Mallik, B.; Ramani, S.

Animal dissection: to be or not to be?
p. 1010 | Harkal, Ananta Dnyanoba; Mokashe, Satish S.

Popularization of Manilkara hexandra (Khirni) – an endangered underutilized fruit tree for conservation and utilization
p. 1010 | Keerthika, A.; Shukla, A. K.; Khandelwal, Vikas

Eclipta prostrata (L.) L. (Asteraceae) – an eco-friendly natural hair dye
p. 1011 | Tripathi, Sayantan; Mondal, Amal Kumar

Tribute to two departed leaders
p. 1012 | Lavakare, P. J.

News
Policy watch: pollution versus health
p. 1013 | Sarkar, Chiradeep; Wei, Taoyuan; Sarkar, Jaimini

Meeting Report
World Environment Day 2015
p. 1015 | Ghosh, Debosree

The black-spotted yellow shoot-and-fruit borer, Conogethes spp. (Crambidae: Lepidoptera) – a global perspective
p. 1016 | Chakravarthy, A. K.; Kammar, Vasudev; Lokeshwari, D.; Rani, A. T.; Nagaraj, T.; Rajan, V. Varun

Opinion
Making a case for estimating environmental flow under climate change
p. 1019 | Dhanya, C. T.; Kumar, Arun

Commentary
What will it take for Indian science, technology and innovation to make global impact?
p. 1021 | Mashelkar, R. A.

The science of inequality and the inequality of science
p. 1024 | Bhaduri, Sumit

Scientific Correspondence
Rediscovery of presumed extinct Impatiens concinna Hook. f. (Balsaminaceae) from the Western Ghats
p. 1027 | Prabhukumar, K. M.; Sreejith, P. E.; Prasad, M. G.; Kabeer, A.; Balachandran, I.

Snowflake coral, Carijoa riisei from Grand Island, Goa: a case of invasion of an alien species or re-establishment of a native species?
p. 1028 | Patro, Shesdev; Krishnan, P.; Gopi, M.; Raja, S.; Sreeraj, C. R.; Ramachandran, Purvaja; Ramesh, R.

Intrusion of coral-killing sponge (Terpios hoshinota) on the reef of Palk Bay
p. 1030 | Thinesh, T.; Jose, P. Arul; Hassan, Saqib; Selvan, K. Muthamizh; Selvin, J.

General Articles
Establishing a national fungal genetic resource to enhance the bioeconomy
p. 1033 | Suryanarayanan, T. S.; Gopalan, Venkat; Sahal, Dinkar; Sanyal, Kaustuv
doi: 10.18520/v109/i6/1033-1037

Factors that influence the behaviour of consumers of smartphone services in multinational companies
p. 1038 | Roman, T.; Maxim, E.; Manolica, A.; Vasilache, S.
doi: 10.18520/v109/i6/1038-1046

Special Section: Mars Orbiter Mission
Preface
p. 1047 | Satheesh, S. K.; Seetha, S.

Foreword
p. 1049 | Kumar, A. S. Kiran

Concept design and planning of India’s first interplanetary mission
p. 1050 | Adimurthy, V.
doi: 10.18520/v109/i6/1050-1054

PSLV-C25: the vehicle that launched the Indian Mars Orbiter
p. 1055 | Nampoothiri, M. Vishnu; Sowmianarayanan, L.; Jayakumar, B.; Kunhikrishnan, P.
doi: 10.18520/v109/i6/1055-1060

Mars Orbiter Mission spacecraft and its challenges
p. 1061 | Arunan, S.; Satish, R.
doi: 10.18520/v109/i6/1061-1069

Mission automation and autonomy for the Mars Orbiter Mission
p. 1070 | Karidhal, Ritu; Harinath, Nandini; Robert, P.; Kesavaraju, V.
doi: 10.18520/v109/i6/1070-1075

Mars Colour Camera: the payload characterization/calibration and data analysis from Earth imaging phase
p. 1076 | Arya, A. S.; Sarkar, S. S.; Srinivas, A. R.; Moorthi, S. Manthira; Patel, Vishnukumar D.; Singh, Rimjhim B.; Rajasekhar, R. P.; Roy, Sampa; Misra, Indranil; Paul, Sukamal Kr.; Shah, Dhrupesh; Patel, Kamlesh; Gambhir, Rajdeep K.; Rao, U. S. H.; Patel, Amul; Desai, Jalshri; Dev, Rahul; Prashar, Ajay K.; Rambhia, Hiren; Parnami, Ranjan; Seth, Harish; Murali, K. R.; Kaushik, Rishi; Patidar, Deepak; Soni, Nilesh; Chauhan, Prakash; Samudraiah, D. R. M.; Kumar, A. S. Kiran
doi: 10.18520/v109/i6/1076-1086

Methane Sensor for Mars
p. 1087 | Mathew, Kurian; Sarkar, S. S.; Srinivas, A. R.; Dutta, Moumita; Rohit, Minal; Seth, Harish; Kumaran, Rajiv; Pandya, Kshitij; Kumar, Ankush; Sharma, Jitendra; Desai, Jalshri; Patel, Amul; Patel, Vishnukumar D.; Shukla, Piyush; Moorthi, S. Manthira; Singh, Aravind K.; Gupta, Ashutosh; Rathi, Jaya; Babu, P. Narayana; Kuriakose, Saji A.; Samudraiah, D. R. M.; Kumar, A. S. Kiran
doi: 10.18520/v109/i6/1087-1096

Thermal Infrared Imaging Spectrometer for Mars Orbiter Mission
p. 1097 | Singh, R. P.; Sarkar, Somya S.; Kumar, Manoj; Saxena, Anish; Rao, U. S. H.; Bhardwaj, Arun; Desai, Jalshri; Sharma, Jitendra; Patel, Amul; Shinde, Yogesh; Arora, Hemant; Srinivas, A. R.; Rathi, Jaya; Patel, Hitesh; Sarkar, Meenakshi; Gajaria, Arpita; Moorthi, S. Manthira; Pandya, Mehul R.; Gujrati, Ashwin; Chauhan, Prakash; Saji, Kuriakose A.; Samudraiah, D. R. M.; Kumar, A. S. Kiran
doi: 10.18520/v109/i6/1097-1105

MENCA experiment aboard India’s Mars Orbiter Mission
p. 1106 | Bhardwaj, Anil; Mohankumar, S. V.; Das, Tirtha Pratim; Pradeepkumar, P.; Sreelatha, P.; Sundar, B.; Nandi, Amarnath; Vajja, Dinakar Prasad; Dhanya, M. B.; Naik, Neha; Supriya, G.; Thampi, R. Satheesh; Padmanabhan, G. Padma; Yadav, Vipin K.; Aliyas, A. V.
doi: 10.18520/v109/i6/1106-1113

Lyman Alpha Photometer: a far-ultraviolet sensor for the study of hydrogen isotope ratio in the Martian exosphere
p. 1114 | Sridhar, Raja V. L. N.; Rao, M. V. H.; Kalyani, K.; Bhaskar, K. V. S.; Chandran, Anand; Mahajan, Monika; Manja, A. Bhaskar; Gouda, Girish M.; Tayaramma, J. D. P. V.; Amudha, P. R.; Kandpal, Madan Mohan; Pramod, K. B.; Viswanath, S. G.; Prasad, L. V.; Laxmiprasad, A. S.; Chakraborty, P.; Kamalakar, J. A.; Rao, G. Nagendra; Viswanathan, M.
doi: 10.18520/v109/i6/1114-1120

Review Articles
Towards more individual-based and fitness-oriented captive mammal population management
p. 1121 | Kaumanns, Werner; Singh, Mewa
doi: 10.18520/v109/i6/1121-1129

Research Articles
River–human harmony model to evaluate the relationship between humans and water in river basin
p. 1130 | Zhang, Jinxin; Tang, Deshan; Ahmad, Ijaz; Wang, Mei
doi: 10.18520/v109/i6/1130-1139

Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon compound excursions and K/Pg transition in the late Cretaceous–early Palaeogene succession of the Um Sohryngkew river section, Meghalaya
p. 1140 | Pal, Sucharita; Shrivastava, J. P.; Mukhopadhyay, Sanjay K.
doi: 10.18520/v109/i6/1140-1150

Research Communication
Shelf-life enhancement of donor blood by He–Ne laser biostimulation
p. 1151 | Zuhaier, Al-Khalid Isam; Mohammad, Kosa; Devanesan, Sandhanasamy; AlSalhi, Mohamad Saleh; Prasad, Saradh; Masilamani, Vadivel
doi: 10.18520/v109/i6/1151-1153

Spatio-temporal changes in temperature over India
p. 1154 | Oza, Markand; Kishtawal, C. M.
doi: 10.18520/v109/i6/1154-1158

Research performance evaluation of leading higher education institutions in Malaysia
p. 1159 | Prathap, Gangan; Ratnavelu, K.
doi: 10.18520/v109/i6/1159-1164

Effect of processing condition on the quality and beany flavour of soymilk
p. 1164 | Tripathi, M. K.; Mangaraj, S.; Kumar, Manoj; Sinha, L. K.; Giri, S. K.; Ali, N.
doi: 10.18520/v109/i6/1164-1171

Agronomic fortification of rice and wheat grains with zinc for nutritional security
p. 1171 | Ram, Hari; Sohu, V. S.; Cakmak, Ismail; Singh, Kuldeep; Buttar, G. S.; Sodhi, G. P. S.; Gill, H. S.; Bhagat, Indoo; Singh, Parminder; Dhaliwal, S. S.; Mavi, G. S.
doi: 10.18520/v109/i6/1171-1176

Determining the recharging capacity of an injection well in a semi-confined alluvial aquifer
p. 1177 | Dwivedi, S. N.; Shukla, R. R.; Singh, Rakesh; Adhikari, S. K.; Nambi, K. A.; Purty, S. S.; Roy, G. K.
doi: 10.18520/v109/i6/1177-1181

Living Legends in Indian Science
R. P. Bambah: renowned mathematician, enthusiastic teacher and an able administrator
p. 1182 | Hans-Gill, R. J.; Khanduja, Sudesh Kaur

Book Reviews
Indian Astronomy: Concepts and Procedures. S. Balachandra Rao
p. 1186 | Shylaja, B. S.

Genetically Engineered Crops in Developing Countries. D. V. R. Reddy et al. (eds)
p. 1187 | Natesh, S.

Integrative Approaches for Health: Biomedical Research, Ayurveda and Yoga. Bhushan Patwardhan, Gururaj Mutalik and Girish Tillu
p. 1188 | Shankar, Darshan

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S.N. Bose Scholars Programme
p. 1191

FLIR
p. 1192

Tata Innovation Fellowship: 2015–16 - Ministry of Science and Technology
p. 1194

Research opportunities for exceptionally talented and strongly motivated students - Tata Institute of Fundamental Research
p. 1195

Senior Research Fellow - National Institute of Technology
p. 1196

Science Academies’ Summer Research Fellowship Programme for Students and Teachers – 2016
p. 1197

Ranbaxy-Sun Pharma Research Awards 2014
p. 1199

PhD Program with Scholarship - Manipal University
p. 1199

Renewing the Tradition of Natural Product Research in India - Science and Engineering Research Board
p. 1200

Scientist ‘B’, Scientific Assistant and Field Attendant - Centre of Excellence Programme of the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change
p. 1201

Edge editing genomes - DBT-ICT Centre for Energy Biosciences
p. 1201

Scientists - Centre for Water Resources Development and Management
p. 1202

Faculty Positions - Centre for Nano and Soft Matter Sciences
p. 1202

Invited for a three-week SERB School on ‘Computational Meteorology’ - K L University
p. 1203

Invites young and talented persons with research aptitude to work as Project Staff - Centre for Materials for Electronics Technology
p. 1203

Recent Advances in Chemistry - Central University of Kerala
p. 1204

Training Workshop on Augmentation of Technical Competence in North-East India for Large Scale Propagation of Disease Free Tissue Cultured Plants - The Energy and Resources Institute
p. 1204

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