Current Science
A Fortnightly Journal of Research
ISSN 0011-3891
Volume 110 - Issue 03: 10 Feb, 2016
In this Issue
In this issue
p. 0282

Guest Editorial
Are volcanic eruptions causing the current global warming?
p. 0283 | Bala, G.

Waste management: new challenge after the recent earthquake in Nepal
p. 0285 | Gautam, Daya; Chhetri, Til Bahadur

Citation of papers vis-à-vis quality of research in agricultural sciences
p. 0286 | Dhillon, B. S.; Thind, T. S.

Information and communication technology for effective integrated pest management
p. 0287 | Vennila, S.

CSIR in SIR 2015
p. 0288 | Prathap, Gangan

Meeting Report
Awareness and capacity building in carbon capture and utilization
p. 0290 | Goel, Malti

Research News
From a benchtop microscope to a pocket microscope
p. 0292 | Gupta, Bhagya; Dubey, Vishal; Kumar, Rakesh; Mukherjee, Ramendra Lal; Bandopadhyay, Rajib

Enhancing the efficacy of the ‘DBT and DST Open Access Policy’
p. 0294 | Chaddah, Praveen

Scientific Correspondence
Modern pollen rain in Kedarnath: implications for past vegetation and climate
p. 0296 | Kar, Ratan; Bajpai, Ruchika; Mishra, Kriti

In situ occurrence of Vertebraria roots in the Raniganj Formation of Singrauli Coalfield and its palaeoecological significance
p. 0299 | Singh, Kamal Jeet; Saxena, Anju; Goswami, Shreerup

Application of DInSAR technique for post-earthquake land deformation mapping of Eastern Nepal
p. 0302 | Sharma, Shweta; Rao, Y. S.; Ajai; Mathur, A. K.

Secondary craters detection from Mini-SAR for lunar surface age dating
p. 0304 | Yhoshü, Kedovikho; Chatterjee, R. S.; Ray, P. K. Champati

General Articles
Research competitiveness of Indian institutes of science education and research
p. 0307 | Solanki, Tanu; Uddin, Ashraf; Singh, Vivek Kumar
doi: 10.18520/cs/v110/i3/307-310

Research Account
Agricultural biotechnology and crop productivity: macro-level evidences on contribution of Bt cotton in India
p. 0311 | Kolady, Deepthi; Srivastava, Shivendra Kumar
doi: 10.18520/cs/v110/i3/311-319

Review Articles
Role of soil physical properties in soil health management and crop productivity in rainfed systems–II. Management technologies and crop productivity
p. 0320 | Indoria, A. K.; Sharma, K. L.; Rao, Ch. Srinivasa; Reddy, K. Sammi
doi: 10.18520/cs/v110/i3/320-328

Conversion of biomass-generated syngas into next-generation liquid transport fuels through microbial intervention: potential and current status
p. 0329 | Verma, Dipti; Singla, Ashish; Lal, Banwari; Sarma, Priyangshu M.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v110/i3/329-336

Research Articles
Is gamma irradiation as a secondary sterilization procedure required for decellularized xenogenic tissue material?
p. 0337 | Guhathakurta, S.; Balasubramanian, V.; Tata, B. V. R.; Ponraju, S.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v110/i3/337-344

Assessing climate change impacts on forest ecosystems for landscape-scale spatial planning in Nepal
p. 0345 | Thapa, Gokarna Jung; Wikramanayake, Eric; Jnawali, Shant Raj; Oglethorpe, Judy; Adhikari, Ramesh
doi: 10.18520/cs/v110/i3/345-352

Effect of sandblasting, annealing and hydrophobic treatment on the nano-mechanical and corrosion behaviour of n-TiO2-coated 316L stainless steel
p. 0353 | Ahmad, Zaki; Patel, Faheemuddin; Mastoi, Naila Riaz; Saddiqa, Ayesha
doi: 10.18520/cs/v110/i3/353-362

Sediment pathways and emergence of Himalayan source material in the Bay of Bengal
p. 0363 | Krishna, K. S.; Ismaiel, M.; Srinivas, K.; Rao, D. Gopala; Mishra, J.; Saha, D.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v110/i3/363-372

A comparative study on application of time series analysis for traffic forecasting in India: prospects and limitations
p. 0373 | Jha, Kartikeya; Sinha, Nishita; Arkatkar, Shriniwas S.; Sarkar, Ashoke K.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v110/i3/373-385

Research Communications
High cadmium contamination at the gateway to Sundarban ecosystem driven by Kolkata metropolitan sewage in India
p. 0386 | Akhand, Anirban; Chanda, Abhra; Das, Sourav; Sanyal, Pranabes; Hazra, Sugata
doi: 10.18520/cs/v110/i3/386-391

Cr(VI) removal from synthetic textile effluent using Tamarindus indica bark: a kinetic and thermodynamic study
p. 0392 | Sudesh; Goyal, Varsha
doi: 10.18520/cs/v110/i3/392-398

Chromium toxicity to tomato (Lycopersicum esculentum Mill) susceptible to Fusarium wilt pathogen
p. 0399 | Kurshid, Saba; Shoaib, Amna; Javaid, Arshad
doi: 10.18520/cs/v110/i3/399-404

Rice (Oryza sativa L.) yield gap using the CERES-rice model of climate variability for different agroclimatic zones of India
p. 0405 | Singh, P. K.; Singh, K. K.; Rathore, L. S.; Baxla, A. K.; Bhan, S. C.; Gupta, Akhilesh; Gohain, G. B.; Balasubramanian, R.; Singh, R. S.; Mall, R. K.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v110/i3/405-413

A study on general allometric relationships developed for biomass estimation in regional scale taking the example of Tectona grandis grown in Bundelkhand region of India
p. 0414 | Deb, D.; Ghosh, A.; Singh, J. P.; Chaurasia, R. S.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v110/i3/414-419

Evidence of wildfires in the Late Permian (Changsinghian) Zewan Formation of Kashmir, India
p. 0419 | Jasper, André; Uhl, Dieter; Agnihotri, Deepa; Tewari, Rajni; Pandita, Sundeep K.; Benicio, José Rafael Wanderley; Pires, Etiene Fabbrin; Rosa, Átila Augusto Stock Da; Bhat, Gulam D.; Pillai, S. S. K.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v110/i3/419-423

Soybean (Glycine max) microRNAs display proclivity to repress Begomovirus genomes
p. 0424 | Ramesh, Shunmugiah V.; Gupta, Girish K.; Husain, Syed M.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v110/i3/424-428

Rank-frequency analysis of characters in Garhwali text: emergence of Zipf’s law
p. 0429 | Riyal, Manoj Kumar; Rajput, Nikhil Kumar; Khanduri, Vinod Prasad; Rawat, Laxmi
doi: 10.18520/cs/v110/i3/429-434

Life history fitness of giant ladybird predator (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) of woolly aphids (Hemiptera: Aphididae) in varying prey densities from northeast India
p. 0434 | Agarwala, B. K.; Majumder, J.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v110/i3/434-438

Variations in the abundance and diversity of insects in apple orchards of Kumaun, Western Himalaya, India
p. 0438 | Kapkoti, Bhawana; Joshi, Ravindra K.; Rawal, Ranbeer S.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v110/i3/438-443

Book Reviews
NANOPARTICLES for Catalysis, Energy and Drug Delivery, Ramesh S. Chaughule and Anant R. Kapdi (eds)
p. 0444 | Yadav, G. D.

Annual Review of Cell and Developmental Biology, 2014, Randy Schekman, Larry Goldstein and Ruth Lehmann (eds)
p. 0444 | Nagaraj, R.

Annual Review of Public Health 2015, Jonathan E. Fielding, Ross C. Brownson and Lawrence W. Green (eds)
p. 0445 | Vaz, Mario

Landscapes and Landforms of India, Vishwas S. Kale (ed.)
p. 0447 | Chamyal, L. S.

Personal News
Subramania Ranganathan (1934–2016)
p. 0449 | Balasubramanian, D.

Admission to Ph.D. Programme in Science Education – 2016 - Tata Institute of Fundamental Research
p. 0451

Three Senior Postdoctoral Research Associate Positions at the Centre for Infectious Disease Research, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru
p. 0452

Call for proposals for ‘Thematic Projects in Frontiers of Nano S&T- Department of Science and Technology
p. 0453

M.Sc. in Human Disease Genetics - Centre for Human Genetics
p. 0454

Refresher Course in Mathematics
p. 0455

Institute of Bioresources and Sustabile Development
p. 0456

Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research and C. N. R. Rao Education Foundation
p. 0457

p. 0457

Announce a one month Training Programme on Advanced Certificate Course in Clinical Data Management (CDM) and Pharmacovigilance - AU-KBC Research Centre
p. 0458

Summer Research Programme 2016 - S. N. Bose National Centre
p. 0458

National Conference on ‘Frontiers in Genetics and Genomics’ - Central University of Kerala
p. 0459

Senior and Intermediate Fellowships in Biomedical Research - Wellcome Trust
p. 0459

p. 0460

3rd International Conference on Agriculture, Horticulture and Plant Science, New Delhi
p. 0460

Nominations Invited for Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize for Science and Technology – 2016
p. 0461

Research Assistant and Junior Research Fellow - Department of Environmental Studies
p. 0461

Junior Research Fellow - Sathyabama University
p. 0461

Junior Research Fellow - Sophia College, Mumbai
p. 0462

Corrigendum - Tamil Nadu Agricultural University
p. 0462

National Seminar on Lakes, Rivers and Wetlands Climate Change Perspective
p. 0462

Junior and Senior Research Fellow - Indian Academy Degree College Department of Biochemistry
p. 0462

Scientific Personnel on Contract Basis - national centre for biological sciences
p. 0463

Junior Research Fellow - B.V. Patel Pharmaceutical Education and Research Development
p. 0463

Junior Research Fellow - SRM University
p. 0463

Insect Biodiversity Studies: Where does India Stand in Global map? - Department of Animal Science @ Central University of Kerala
p. 0463

Project Scientist, Junior Research Fellow/Project Assistant/Project Associate - Centre for Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences
p. 0464

Copy Editor - Indian Academy of Sciences, Bengaluru
p. 0464

Science Academies’ Refresher Course in Experimental Physics
p. 0468

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