Current Science
A Fortnightly Journal of Research
ISSN 0011-3891
Volume 110 - Issue 07: 10 Apr, 2016
In this Issue
In this issue
p. 1130

Guest Editorial
Seeing the universe in a new light
p. 1131 | Gopakumar, Rajesh; Wadia, Spenta R.

Correspondence
Are national level conferences ‘end of season sales’?
p. 1134 | Chandrasekaran, S.

Improving physics education in the country needs joint efforts
p. 1134 | Shukla, Ashutosh Kumar

India’s contribution in the journal Nature
p. 1135 | Kumar, Nitin; Panwar, Yatish; Verma, Monika; Mahesh, G.

Response by
p. 1137 | Sathyamurthy, N.

IISERs
p. 1137 | Zare, Richard N.

News
Science Last Fortnight
p. 1138 | Madhu, Gita; Madhu, K. P.

2016 King Faisal International Prize for Science and Medicine
p. 1140 | Khan, Sameen Ahmed

Meeting Report
Grasslands and pastoralism
p. 1142 | Hiremath, Ankila J.; Ravi, Ramya; Vanak, Abi Tamim

Singhbhum craton
p. 1144 | Manglik, Ajay; Mandal, Prantik

Research News
Double bonanza at the LIGO gravitational wave detectors
p. 1146 | Unnikrishnan, C. S.

Commentary
Marine debris – the global problem least studied in India
p. 1153 | Kumar, A. Arun; Sivakumar, R.

Opinion
‘Fish festivals’ in the Garhwal Himalaya: conservation options amidst age-old practices
p. 1155 | Sharma, Kartikeya; Gupta, Nishikant; Johnson, J. A.; Sivakumar, K.

Scientific Correspondence
Rare earth element potential of the felsite dykes of Phulan area, Siwana Ring Complex, Rajasthan, India
p. 1157 | Das, Utpol Kumar; Gantait, Arindam; Panda, Lopamudra; Hussain, Shabbir

Mineral compositional studies of slag from Galla village, Uttarakhand, India
p. 1162 | Das, Arindam; Kundu, Amitava; Rawat, P. V. S.

Spatial distribution of suspended particulate matter in the Mandovi and Zuari estuaries: inferences on the estuarine turbidity maximum
p. 1165 | Suja, S.; Kessarkar, Pratima M.; Shynu, R.; Rao, V. Purnachandra; Fernandes, Lina L.

General Articles
Temporal adaptation of agricultural extension systems in India
p. 1169 | Singh, A. K.; Sah, Uma; Singh, Lakhan; Dubey, S. K.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v110/i7/1169-1177

Mapping of breast cancer research in India: a bibliometric analysis
p. 1178 | Singh, Nirmal; Handa, Tarvinder Singh; Singh, Gurpreet; Kumar, Dhiraj
doi: 10.18520/cs/v110/i7/1178-1183

Scientometrics of rare earths research in India
p. 1184 | Vishnumaya, R. S.; Nishy, P.; Mini, S.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v110/i7/1184-1192

Special Section: Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation
Preface
p. 1193 | Mondal, Pinki; Nagendra, Harini; DeFries, Ruth

Evaluating the resilience of forest dependent communities in Central India by combining the sustainable livelihoods framework and the cross scale resilience analysis
p. 1195 | Saxena, Alark; Guneralp, Burak; Bailis, Robert; Yohe, Gary; Oliver, Chadwick
doi: 10.18520/cs/v110/i7/1195-1207

Carbon neutral village/cluster: a conceptual framework for envisioning
p. 1208 | Mathur, Mihir; Awasthi, Suchita
doi: 10.18520/cs/v110/i7/1208-1215

Adaptation of farming community to climatic risk: does adaptation cost for sustaining agricultural profitability?
p. 1216 | Kumar, S. Naresh; Anuja; Rashid, Md.; Bandyopadhyay, S. K.; Padaria, Rabindra; Khanna, Manoj
doi: 10.18520/cs/v110/i7/1216-1224

Multi-scale vulnerability assessment for adaptation planning
p. 1225 | Esteves, Tashina; Ravindranath, Darshini; Beddamatta, Satyasiba; Raju, K. V.; Sharma, Jagmohan; Bala, G.; Murthy, Indu K.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v110/i7/1225-1239

Effects of climate change on household economy and adaptive responses among agricultural households in eastern coast of India
p. 1240 | Narayanan, K.; Sahu, Santosh K.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v110/i7/1240-1250

Economic benefits of climate-smart agricultural practices to smallholder farmers in the Indo-Gangetic Plains of India
p. 1251 | Khatri-Chhetri, Arun; Aryal, Jeetendra P.; Sapkota, Tek B.; Khurana, Ritika
doi: 10.18520/cs/v110/i7/1251-1256

The impacts of climate change on Tamil Nadu rainfed maize production: a multi-model approach to identify sensitivities and uncertainties
p. 1257 | McDermid, Sonali; Gowtham, R.; Bhuvaneswari, K.; Vellingiri, Geethalakshmi; Arunachalam, Lakshmanan
doi: 10.18520/cs/v110/i7/1257-1271

Climatic and non-climatic factors influencing changing agricultural practices across different rainfall regimes in South Asia
p. 1272 | Bhatta, Gopal Datt; Aggarwal, Pramod Kumar; Kristjanson, Patti; Shrivastava, Amit Kumar
doi: 10.18520/cs/v110/i7/1272-1281

Review Articles
Breastfeeding, a child survival strategy against infant mortality in Nigeria
p. 1282 | Jacdonmi, Itse; Suhainizam, M. S.; Jacdonmi, G. R.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v110/i7/1282-1287

Application of stable isotopes in ecosystem research
p. 1288 | Gautam, Mukesh Kumar; Lee, Kwang-Sik
doi: 10.18520/cs/v110/i7/1288-1306

Research Articles
Mapping of computational biology research inventions through quantitative patent analysis
p. 1307 | Tripathi, Ankit; Jana, Tarakanta; Wadia, Nupur; Bindal, Deepak; Dey, Swarnil
doi: 10.18520/cs/v110/i7/1307-1314

A new approach for tracking moving objects in underwater environment
p. 1315 | Kumar, M. N. V. S. S.; Modalavalasa, Nagamani; Ganesh, L.; Prasad, K. Satya; Rao, G. Sasibhushana
doi: 10.18520/cs/v110/i7/1315-1323

Research Communication
Characterization of carbohydrates and proteins in Phalaris minor seeds by Cornell net carbohydrate and protein system
p. 1324 | Kaur, Jasmine; Thakur, S. S.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v110/i7/1324-1329

Importance of agriculture and crop residues in carbon sequestration and nutrient enrichment at agricultural farms of East Kolkata Wetland area, a Ramsar site
p. 1330 | Pal, Sudin; Chattopadhyay, Buddhadeb; Mukhopadhyay, Subhra Kumar
doi: 10.18520/cs/v110/i7/1330-1337

Incidence of alien Asteraceae in Telangana and residual Andhra Pradesh and possible ecological implications
p. 1337 | Suthari, Sateesh; Kandagatla, Ramesh; Ragan, Ajmeera; Raju, Vatsavaya S.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v110/i7/1337-1343

Food resource exploitation in ladybirds: consequences of prey species and size
p. 1343 | Chaudhary, Desh Deepak; Kumar, Bhupendra; Mishra, Geetanjali; Omkar
doi: 10.18520/cs/v110/i7/1343-1349

High nitrate content in the surface water of Balipara, North Brahmaputra river basin, Sonitpur district, Assam, India: a multivariate approach
p. 1350 | Chaturvedi, Richa; Banerjee, Saumen; Das, Bodhaditya; Chattopadhyay, Pronobesh; Bhattacharjee, Chira R.; Veer, Vijay
doi: 10.18520/cs/v110/i7/1350-1360

Book Reviews
Lives and Times of Great Pioneers in Chemistry by C. N. R. Rao and Indumati Rao
p. 1361 | Mittal, Jai Pal

Atmospheric and Aerosol Chemistry, V. Faye McNeill and Parisa A. Ariya (eds)
p. 1363 | Banerjee, Tirthankar; Murari, Vishnu

Annual Review of Nutrition, 2015, Barbara A. Bowman and Patrick J. Stover (eds)
p. 1364 | Mani, Indu

Introduction to Pattern Recognition and Machine Learning by M. Narasimha Murty and V. Susheela Devi
p. 1366 | Sastry, P. S.

Personal News
Kanwar Lal Sahrawat (1941–2016)
p. 1368 | Bhattacharyya, Tapas

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ISCA Young Scientist’s Award Programme 2016–2017 - The Indian Science Congress Association
p. 1369

Science Academies’ Refresher Course on Differential Equations and their Applications in Science and Engineering (DEASE–2016)
p. 1370

PhD Admission 2016 - Regional Centre for Biotechnology
p. 1371

Admission for Research Scholars Program – I – 2016 - CDFD
p. 1372

Shri Hari Om Ashram Prerit Dr. Vikram Sarabhai Research Awards 2015 and PRL Award 2015 - Physical Research Laboratory
p. 1373

4th National Workshop and Certificate Course on TAXONOMY, BIODIVERSITY, EX SITU CONSERVATION AND APPLICATIONS OF FUNGI
p. 1374

Research Associates - Centre for Nano and Soft Matter Sciences
p. 1374

Project Trainee/Project Assistant - Centre for Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences
p. 1375

Junior Research Fellow - Centre for Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences
p. 1375

Project Assistant - SRM University
p. 1376

Post-Doctoral Research Fellowships - Institute of Nano Science and Technology
p. 1376

Junior Research Fellow - National Institute of Animal Biotechnology
p. 1377

Research Associateships, Research Fellowships and Junior Research Fellow - Earth Science System Organization
p. 1377

Corrigendum - UGC-DAE Consortium for Scientific Research
p. 1378

Faculty Position - Manipal University
p. 1378

Junior/Senior Research Fellow - Centre of Advanced Study in Geology
p. 1378

Ph.D. Programme 2016 - Centre for Nano and Soft Matter Sciences
p. 1379

Cognitive Science Research Initiative - Ministry of Science and Technologys
p. 1380

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