Current Science
A Fortnightly Journal of Research
ISSN 0011-3891
Volume 111 - Issue 03: 10 Aug, 2016
Science Academies’ Refresher Course on Mathematical Methods in Physics and their Applications
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In this Issue
In this issue
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Guest Editorial
Fundamental and applied research for the ‘Make in India’ programme
p. 0451 | Ghaisas, S. V.; Ananthakrishnan, S.

Selecting science journals: riddles and revelations
p. 0453 | Agoramoorthy, Govindasamy

Publication of nomenclatural novelties
p. 0454 | Krishna, Gopal; Majumdar, Shuvadeep; Bandyopadhyay, Subir; Bhattacharjee, Avishek

Science Last Fortnight
p. 0455

Meeting Report
Physics training and talent search programme
p. 0457 | Rangarajan, Raghavan; Rajasekaran, G.; Satyanarayana, S. V. M.; Sivakumar, M.; Shenoy, Sudha

Predhiman Krishan Kaw bags the 2015 Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar Prize of Plasma Physics
p. 0458 | Khan, Sameen Ahmed

Research News
Factories, microbes and biotechnology
p. 0459 | Iqbal, Sarah

World university rankings and subject ranking in engineering and technology (2015–2016): a case for greater transparency
p. 0461 | Surappa, M. K.

Scientific Correspondence
Early Eocene (~50 m. y.) legume fruits from Rajasthan
p. 0465 | Shukla, Anumeha; Mehrotra, R. C.

Pallas’s or Great Black-headed gull’s (Larus ichthyaetus) feeding preference for toxic Lunartail puffer (Lagocephalus lunaris)
p. 0467 | Datta, Tridip Kumar; Roy, Surajit Bhadra; Sengupta, Shruti; Mohapatra, Anil; Maheswaran, G.

General Articles
Mapping excellence and diversity of research performance in India
p. 0470 | Prathap, Gangan
doi: 10.18520/cs/v111/i3/470-474

Review Articles
Diversity of the germplasm of Saccharum species and related genera available for use in directed breeding programmes for sugarcane improvement
p. 0475 | Shrivastava, A. K.; Srivastava, Sangeeta
doi: 10.18520/cs/v111/i3/475-482

Research Articles
A parametric study of the effect of arterial wall curvature on non-invasive assessment of stenosis severity: computational fluid dynamics study
p. 0483 | Govindaraju, Kalimuthu; Viswanathan, Girish N.; Badruddin, Irfan Anjum; Kamangar, Sarfaraz; Ahmed, N. J. Salman; Al-Rashed, Abdullah A. A. A.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v111/i3/483-491

Wind turbine noise – a pilot study in India
p. 0492 | Arivukkodi, G.; Kanmani, S.; Gomathinayagam, S.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v111/i3/492-499

Climatology of horizontal winds in the lower and middle atmosphere over an equatorial station – Thiruvananthapuram
p. 0500 | Ramkumar, Geetha; Babu, Veena Suresh
doi: 10.18520/cs/v111/i3/500-508

An assessment of ambient air quality in Shimla city
p. 0509 | Ganguly, Rajiv; Thapa, Shabnam
doi: 10.18520/cs/v111/i3/509-516

Treatment of wastewater containing volatile organics using hollow fibre PDMS-polysulfone membrane system: recovery of organics and water reclamation
p. 0517 | Rajai, Bhavika H.; Kansara, Ankit M.; Singh, Puyam S.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v111/i3/517-523

Estimation of aquifer parameters from surfacial resistivity measurement in a granitic area in Tamil Nadu
p. 0524 | Mondal, N. C.; Devi, A. Bhuvaneswari; Raj, P. Anand; Ahmed, S.; Jayakumar, K. V.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v111/i3/524-534

Hematite-rich concretions from Mesoproterozoic Vindhyan sandstone in northern India: a terrestrial Martian ‘blueberries’ analogue with a difference
p. 0535 | Pati, Jayanta K.; Pruseth, Kamal L.; Chatterjee, Rajat S.; Patel, Suresh C.; Prakash, Kuldeep; Chakarvorty, Munmun; Singh, Ram P.; Bhushan, Rabi; Malviya, Vivek P.; Sharma, Richa; Ray, Prashanta K. Champati
doi: 10.18520/cs/v111/i3/535-542

Conservation of a fragmented population of blackbuck (Antilope cervicapra)
p. 0543 | Prashanth, M. B.; Saravanan, A.; Mathivanan, M.; Ganesh, T.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v111/i3/543-549

Research Communications
Permafrost studies in Kullu district, Himachal Pradesh
p. 0550 | Allen, S.; Fiddes, J.; Linsbauer, A.; Randhawa, S. S.; Saklani, B.; Salzmann, N.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v111/i3/550-553

Identification of potential glacial lake sites and mapping maximum extent of existing glacier lakes in Drang Drung and Samudra Tapu glaciers, Indian Himalaya
p. 0553 | Maanya, U. S.; Kulkarni, Anil V.; Tiwari, Alok; Bhar, Enakshi Dasgupta; Srinivasan, J.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v111/i3/553-560

Characterization of hazardous solid waste (soot) accumulated in tailpipe of typical Indian share autos
p. 0560 | Sahu, Ravi; Adak, Prasenjit; Elumalai, Suresh Pandian
doi: 10.18520/cs/v111/i3/560-564

Climate change impacts on crop water balance of maize (Zea mays L.) in lower Krishna River Basin of South India
p. 0565 | Kumar, M.; Maruthi, V.; Lakshminarayana, P.; Vijayalakshmi; Umesha, B.; Reddy, Y. V. K.; Reddy, K. S.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v111/i3/565-570

Book Reviews
Mathematics of Planet Earth: Mathematicians Reflect on How to Discover, Organize, and Protect our Planet, Hans Kaper and Christiane Rousseau (eds)
p. 0571 | Rao, Shrisha

The Triumph of Seeds by Thor Hanson
p. 0571 | Sharma, Sudhirendar

Personal News
Sailendra Nath Roy Chaudhury (1923–2016)
p. 0573 | Kaushal, S. C.; Ghosh, S. N.

IPS Young Scientist Award – 2017
p. 0575

Building Energy Efficiency Higher and Advanced Network Fellowships - Department of Science and Technology
p. 0576

Contract Research Scheme - Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council
p. 0577

Sixth Refresher Course in Materials Preparation and Measurement of Properties
p. 0578

Training Programme on Phenotyping for Drought Adaptive Traits and their Introgression for Crop Improvement - University of Agricultural Sciences
p. 0579

SERC School on Nonlinear Dynamics - PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore
p. 0580

Catalysis for Sustainable Development, Peace and Prosperity - Asia-Pacific Congress on Catalysis
p. 0581

National Conference Malaria Parasite Biology: Drug Designing & Vaccine Development - Nirma University
p. 0582

Announcement of 3rd PHSS Foundation Awards for the Year 2016–17 - Prof. H.S. Srivastava Foundation for Science and Society
p. 0583

Bioenergy Awards for Cutting Edge Research - Department of Biotechnology
p. 0584

Nominations are invited for the following two awards - Maharashtra Association for the Cultivation of Science
p. 0585

Call for Papers - National Symposium on Recent Advances in Remote Sensing and GIS with Special Emphasis on Mountain Ecosystems
p. 0585

Junior Research Fellow and Technical Assistant - Manipur University
p. 0586

Junior/Senior Research Fellow - Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur
p. 0586

Project Fellow - University of Mysore
p. 0587

Junior Research Fellow - Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
p. 0587

Junior Research Fellow/Research Student - MACS-Agharkar Research Institute
p. 0587

Research Associate and Junior Research Fellow - Pondicherry University
p. 0588

Boston Bangalore Biosciences Beginnings (B4) - IBAB
p. 0591

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