Current Science
A Fortnightly Journal of Research
ISSN 0011-3891
Volume 111 - Issue 05: 10 Sep, 2016
In this Issue
In this issue
p. 0774

Guest Editorial
A crisis in fundamental physics
p. 0775 | Rajasekaran, G.

Box-cut clarity, mathematicians and Make-in India
p. 0777 | Rao, Arni S. R. Srinivasa

India University Rankings 2016
p. 0777 | Virk, Hardev Singh

World’s tenth largest banyan tree at Narora in Upper Ganga Ramsar site, Uttar Pradesh, India
p. 0778 | Garg, Arti; Singh, Pushpi; Garg, Kartik

Shangai rankings 2016: poor performance of Indian universities
p. 0779 | Virk, Hardev Singh

Science Last Fortnight
p. 0780

Meeting Report
Reactive nitrogen assessment in South Asia
p. 0782 | Adhya, T. K.; Pathak, H.; Abrol, Y. P.; Raghuram, N.

Chemoecological approaches for insect borer pest management
p. 0783 | Verghese, Abraham; Bakthavatsalam, N.; Subaharan, Kesavan

Research News
Joker of the climate system: aerosols control climate
p. 0785 | Tekam, Manish Kumar

Promoting responsible conduct while doing global science
p. 0787 | Nath, Indira; Winnacker, Ernst-Ludwig

Scientific Correspondence
Sicyos angulatus L. (Cucurbitaceae): a new adventive species for the flora of India
p. 0789 | Thakur, Anil Kumar

Patterns of herbivory on Macaranga peltata, a pioneer species in the mid-elevation forests of the Western Ghats, India
p. 0790 | Thorat, Ovee; Mukherjee, Ronita; Ramanujam, R. Venkat; Aditya, Vikram; Devy, M. Soubadra

Unusual weather condition causing the transfer of seahorses Hippocampus kuda onto the sandy beach of Sindhudurg district, Maharashtra
p. 0792 | Patil, Amit; Shirke, Bhupendra; Babu, S.; Rao, G. Babu; Quadros, Goldin

An unusual diet of Ichthyophis caecilians (Amphibia: Gymnophiona)
p. 0793 | Venu, Govindappa; Parwar, Sagar Krishna; Venkatachalaiah, Govindaiah

General Articles
Wind and solar energy for reducing electricity deficits in Karnataka
p. 0796 | Gangopadhyay, A.; Sampath, A.; Velury, B.; Gupta, D. P. Sen; Ahuja, D. R.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v111/i5/796-807

Designing and developing a Bioresource Information Centre for Floral Resources of Himachal Pradesh, Western Himalaya
p. 0808 | Gupta, Astha; Uniyal, Sanjay Kr.; Meenakshi; Kumar, Amit; Singh, R. D.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v111/i5/808-814

Review Articles
Viable feedstock options and technological challenges for ethanol production in India
p. 0815 | Singh, Anil Kumar; Garg, Neelima; Tyagi, Ajay Kumar
doi: 10.18520/cs/v111/i5/815-822

Late Cenozoic global pulsations in hotspot magmatism and their possible interplay with plate tectonics, Earth’s core and climate
p. 0823 | Mjelde, Rolf
doi: 10.18520/cs/v111/i5/823-835

Research Articles
Assured solar energy hot-spots over Indian landmass detected through remote sensing observations from Geostationary Meteorological Satellite
p. 0836 | Vyas, Swapnil S.; Bhattacharya, Bimal K.; Nigam, Rahul
doi: 10.18520/cs/v111/i5/836-842

State space analysis of ocean surface warming on decadal scale
p. 0843 | Yajnik, K. S.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v111/i5/843-852

Genome-scale classification of recombinant and non-recombinant HIV-1 sequences using artificial neural network ensembles
p. 0853 | Dwivedi, Ashok Kumar; Chouhan, Usha
doi: 10.18520/cs/v111/i5/853-860

Crop damage by wild herbivores: insights obtained from optimization models
p. 0861 | Watve, Milind; Bayani, Abhijeet; Ghosh, Samriddha
doi: 10.18520/cs/v111/i5/861-867

Transverse tectonics feature delineated by modelling of magnetotelluric data from Garhwal Himalaya corridor, India
p. 0868 | Israil, M.; Mamoriya, Paramjeet; Gupta, Pravin K.; Varshney, S. K.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v111/i5/868-875

Research Communication
On the orthogonality of indicators of journal performance
p. 0876 | Nishy, P.; Savithri, S.; Prathap, Gangan
doi: 10.18520/cs/v111/i5/876-881

Modelling of diurnal profile of surface air temperature and surface dissolved oxygen of lake water
p. 0882 | Pal, Mihir; Samal, Nihar R.; Roy, Malabika B.; Roy, Pankaj K.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v111/i5/882-885

Farmer-friendly technique for multiplication of bamboo (Bambusa vulgaris)
p. 0886 | Tewari, R. K.; Ram, Asha; Dev, Inder; Sridhar, K. B.; Singh, Ramesh
doi: 10.18520/cs/v111/i5/886-889

Full-length cloning and characterization of abiotic stress responsive CIPK31-like gene from finger millet, a drought-tolerant crop
p. 0890 | Nagarjuna, K. N.; Parvathi, M. S.; Sajeevan, R. S.; Pruthvi, V.; Mamrutha, H. M.; Nataraja, K. N.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v111/i5/890-894

Electrophysiological and behavioural responses of sweetpotato weevil, Cylas formicarius Fab. to sweetpotato varieties
p. 0895 | Samantaray, Tanmayee; Korada, Rajasekhara Rao
doi: 10.18520/cs/v111/i5/895-900

Cytochrome P450 isoforms transcriptional, larval growth and development responses to host allelochemicals in the generalist herbivore, Helicoverpa armigera (Hübner) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae)
p. 0901 | Chandra, G. Sharath; Asokan, R.; Manamohan, M.; Sita, T.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v111/i5/901-906

U–Pb, Pb–Pb and Sm–Nd ages of davidite within albitite zone from Bichun, Jaipur district, Rajasthan, India: possible link between uranium mineralization and Grenvillian orogeny
p. 0907 | Yadav, G. S.; Pandey, U. K.; Aravind, S. L.; Panchal, P. K.; Venkatesh, A. S.; Sahoo, P. R.; Chaturvedi, A. K.; Rai, A. K.; Parihar, P. S.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v111/i5/907-913

Constraints on source parameters of the 25 April 2015, Mw = 7.8 Gorkha, Nepal earthquake from synthetic aperture radar interferometry
p. 0913 | Sreejith, K. M.; Sunil, P. S.; Agrawal, Ritesh; Ramesh, D. S.; Rajawat, A. S.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v111/i5/913-919

Rumen virome: an assessment of viral communities and their functions in the rumen of an Indian buffalo
p. 0919 | Parmar, Nidhi R.; Jakhesara, S. J.; Mohapatra, A.; Joshi, C. G.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v111/i5/919-925

Living Legends in Indian Science
C. N. R. Rao
p. 0926 | Ganguli, A. K.; Ramakrishnan, T. V.

Book Reviews
Basic Principles of Drug Discovery and Development by Benjamin E. Blass
p. 0932 | Chandrasekhar, S.

Landforms of the World with Google Earth: Understanding our Environment, Anja M. Scheffers, Simon M. May and Dieter H. Kelletat
p. 0933 | Sajinkumar, K. S.

Annual Review of Genetics, 2015, Bonnie L. Bassler, Michael Lichten and Gerturd Schüpbach (eds)
p. 0933 | Chakraborty, Saikat; Arunkumar, K. P.

Personal News
Ahmed Hassan Zewail (1946–2016)
p. 0936 | Khan, Sameen Ahmed

Science Academies’ Refresher Course on Experimental Physics
p. 0938

Science Academies’ Refresher Course in Experimental Physics
p. 0939

Director, Ecotechnology Programme - M S Swaminathan Research Foundation
p. 0940

Director, Costal Systems Research Programme - M S Swaminathan Research Foundation
p. 0941

Science Academies’ Summer Research Fellowship Programme for Students and Teachers – 2017
p. 0942

Catalysis for Sustainable Development, Peace and Prosperity - APCAT-7
p. 0943

Workshop and Hands-on-Training on Diagnostics of Medicinal Potential and DNA Fingerprinting in Plants - Bose Institute, Kolkata
p. 0944

Recruitment of following various positions - Institute of Advanced Study in Science and Technology
p. 0944

EMBO- Global Exchange Lecture Course - Centre for Research in Medical Entomology
p. 0945

Senior Research Fellow - Banaras Hindu University
p. 0945

Junior Research Fellow - Institutes of Engineering and Technology
p. 0946

PhD Scholarship Program - Manipal University
p. 0946

Junior Research Fellow - SRM University
p. 0946

Senior Research Fellow - Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
p. 0946

Junior Research Fellow - P.D.E.A’s Prof. Ramkrishna More College
p. 0947

Junior Research Fellow - B.V. Patel Pharmaceutical Education and Research Development (PERD) Centre
p. 0947

M S Swaminathan Research Foundation
p. 0947

Junior Research Fellow - Ramkrishna Mahavidyalaya
p. 0947

Junior Research Fellow - Mangalore University
p. 0948

Research Associate/Senior Research Fellow/Junior Research Fellow - Administrative Staff College of India
p. 0948

Junior Research Fellow - National Institute of Technology Patna
p. 0948

21st International Conference on Organic Synthesis - IIT Bombay, Mumbai
p. 0949

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