Current Science
A Fortnightly Journal of Research
ISSN 0011-3891
Volume 96 - Issue 04:
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In this Issue
In this issue
p. 0439

Editorial
Darwin's Champions
p. 0441 | Balaram, P.

Correspondence
The Indian Lancet
p. 0443 | Roy, Sanku Bilas

Is 'rapid response' a future alternative to 'letter to the editor'?
p. 0444 | Menezes, Ritesh G.; Kanchan, Tanuj; Lobo, Stany W.; Chauhan, Aman

In defence of the 3 + 2 years system of post-school education
p. 0444 | Roy, D. P.

The proposed 4-year B S programme
p. 0445 | Saberwal, Gayatri

When do we learn to properly advertise a post?
p. 0446 | Rao, A. S.

Earth science technology courses
p. 0446 | Ramanamurthy, M. V.

Amazing events in SKR's life and the men behind them
p. 0447 | Roy, S. C. Dutta

In memory of K. R. Rao, BARC and Editor, Physics News
p. 0448 | Goel, Malti

Present status of critically endangered species of Gyps in Andhra Pradesh, India
p. 0449 | Srinivasulu, C.; Srinivasulu, Bhargavi; Venkateshwarlu, P.; Seetharamaraju, M.; Kaur, Harpreet; Sreekar, R.

Stenochironomus nelumbus infesting leaves of Nelumbo nucifera and use of the term 'gall'(Response)
p. 0449 | Mathew, Deepu; Habeeburrahman, P. V

Stenochironomus nelumbus infesting leaves of Nelumbo nucifera and use of the term 'gall'
p. 0449 | Raman, Anantanarayanan

News
INSA: new initiatives and concerns
p. 0451 | Vijayan, M.

Field Research Laboratory Leh, renamed as Defence Institute of High Altitude Research
p. 0452 | Mishra, Gyan P.

National agenda on problems and solutions
p. 0452 | Sheth, Parul R.

Research News
Cellulosic ethanol as transportation fuel: hype no longer
p. 0455 | Maheshwari, Ramesh

Commentary
Harmonization of patent laws
p. 0457 | Bera, Rajendra K.

Humans sharing space with Crocodylus porosus in Bhitarkanika Wildlife Sanctuary: conflicts and options
p. 0459 | Gopi, G. V.; Pandav, Bivash

Scientific Correspondence
Breccia filled inflation clefts on the banks of the Kukadi River near Hanewadi, Ahmednagar District, Maharashtra
p. 0461 | Sarkar, P. K.; Manjare, B. N.; Duraiswami, R. A.

A rapid method of measuring shoot hydraulic resistance of rice: implications for efficient water use
p. 0464 | Singh, Sanjay; Singh, T. N.; Chauhan, J. S.

'Tank': local land race of wheat for protection of wheat field against monkey raids - an indigenous technical knowledge
p. 0467 | Gupta, Arun; Kant, Lakshmi; Mahajan, Vinay; Saha, Supradip; Gupta, H. S.

Dictyopteris serrata (Arschoug) Hyot: first record of male gametophytic plants
p. 0468 | Thakur, Mukund C.; Mantri, Vaibhav A.; Reddy, C. R. K.; Jha, Bhavanath

Technical Note
Performance evaluation of filtration unit of groundwater recharge shaft: laboratory study
p. 0471 | Kambale, J. B.; Sarangi, A.; Singh, D. K.; Singh, A. K.

General Articles
Environmental flows in river basins: a case study of River Bhadra
p. 0475 | Babu, K. Lenin; Kumara, B. K. Harish

Reclaimed islands and new offshore townships in the Arabian Gulf: potential natural hazards
p. 0480 | Kumar, Arun

Special Section
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Chandrayaan-1: India's first planetary science mission to the moon
p. 0486 | Goswami, J. N.; Annadurai, M.

Terrain Mapping Camera: A stereoscopic high-resolution instrument on Chandrayaan-1
p. 0492 | Kumar, A. S. Kiran; Chowdhury, A. Roy; Banerjee, A.; Dave, A. B.; Sharma, B. N.; Shah, K. J.; Murali, K. R.; Joshi, S. R.; Sarkar, S. S.; Patel, V. D.

Hyper Spectral Imager for lunar mineral mapping in visible and near infrared band
p. 0496 | Kumar, A. S. Kiran; Chowdhury, A. Roy; Banerjee, A.; Dave, A. B.; Sharma, B. N.; Shah, K. J.; Murali, K. R.; Mehta, S.; Joshi, S. R.; Sarkar, S. S.

The Moon Mineralogy Mapper (M3) on Chandrayaan-1
p. 0500 | Pieters, Carle M.; Boardman, Joseph; Buratti, Bonnie; Chatterjee, Alok; Clark, Roger; Glavich, Tom; Green, Robert O.; Head III, James; Isaacson, Peter A.; Malaret, Erick; Mccord, Thomas; Mustard, John; Petro, Noah; Runyon, Cassandra; Staid, Matthew; Sunshine, Jessica; Taylor, Lawrence; Tompkins, Stefanie; Varanasi, Padma; White, Mary

Near Infrared Spectrometer SIR-2 on Chandrayaan-1
p. 0506 | Mall, Urs; Banaszkiewicz, Marek; Brønstad, Kjell; Mckenna-lawlor, Susan; Nathues, Andreas; Søraas, Finn; Vilenius, Esa; Ullaland, Kjetil

Lunar Laser Ranging Instrument (LLRI): a tool for the study of topography and gravitational field of the Moon
p. 0512 | Kamalakar, J. A.; Prasad, A. S. Laxmi; Bhaskar, K. V. S.; Selvaraj, P.; Venkateswaran, R.; Kalyani, K.; Goswami, A.; Raja, V. L. N. Sridhar

The Chandrayaan-1 X-ray Spectrometer
p. 0517 | Grande, Manuel; Maddison, Brian J.; Sreekumar, P.; Huovelin, Johani; Kellett, Barry J.; Howe, Chris J.; Crawford, Ian A.; Smith, D. R.; Team, The C1xs

High Energy X-ray Spectrometer on Chandrayaan-1
p. 0520 | Sreekumar, P.; Acharya, Y. B.; Umapathy, C. N.; Sharma, M. Ramakrishna; Shanmugam; Tyagi, A.; ., Kumar; Vadawale, S.; Sudhakar, M.; Abraham, L.; Kulkani, R.; Purohit, S.; Premlatha, R. L.; Banerjee, D.; Bug, M.; Goswami, J. N.

Investigation of the solar wind-Moon interaction onboard Chandrayaan-1 mission with the SARA experiment
p. 0526 | Barabash, Stas; Bhardwaj, Anil; Wieser, Martin; Sridharan, R.; Kurian, Thomas; Varier, Subha; Vijayakumar, E.; Abhirami, Veena; Raghavendra, K. V.; Mohankumar, S. V.; Dhanya, M. B.; Thampi, R. Satheesh; Kazushi, Asamura; Andersson, Herman; Yoshifumi, Futaana; Holmström, Mats; Lundin, Rickard; Svensson, Johan; Karlsson, Stefan; Piazza, R. Daniele; Wurz, Peter

Mini-SAR: an imaging radar experiment for the Chandrayaan-1 mission to the Moon
p. 0533 | Spudis, Paul; Nozette, Stewart; Bussey, Ben; Raney, Keith; Winters, Helene; Lichtenberg, Christopher L.; Marinelli, William; Crusan, Jason C.; Gates, Michele M.

The Moon Impact Probe on Chandrayaan-1
p. 0540 | Kumar, Y. Ashok; Team, Mip Project

Monitoring lunar radiation environment: RADOM instrument on Chandrayaan-1
p. 0544 | Dachev, T.; Tomov, B.; Matviichuk, Y.

Research Articles
On the confirmation of the traditional unit of length measure in the estimates of circumference of the earth
p. 0547 | Balasubramaniam, R.

Research Communication
Is malaria the cause for decline in the wild population of the Indian White-backed vulture (Gyps bengalensis)?
p. 0553 | Poharkar, Ajay; Reddy, P. Anuradha; Gadge, Vilas A.; Kolte, Sunil; Kurkure, Nitin; Shivaji, Sisinthy

A high resolution daily gridded rainfall dataset (1971-2005) for mesoscale meteorological studies
p. 0558 | Rajeevan, M.; Bhate, Jyoti

Properties of cloud base height during southwest monsoon period over a tropical station, Thiruvananthapuram
p. 0562 | Varikoden, Hamza; Harikumar, R.; Sasi Kumar, V.; Murali Das, S.; Sampath, S.; Kumar, G. Mohan

Land evaluation by integrating remote sensing and GIS for cropping system analysis in a watershed
p. 0569 | Martin, D.; Saha, S. K.

Comparison of floristic diversity of evergreen forest inferred from different sampling approaches in the Eastern Ghats of Tamil Nadu, India
p. 0575 | Jayakumar, S.; Ramachandran, A.; Heo, Joon

Acacia nilotica-based traditional agroforestry system: effect on paddy crop and management
p. 0581 | Bargali, S. S.; Bargali, Kiran; Singh, Lalji; Ghosh, Lekha; Lakhera, M. L.

Srisailam sub-basin, an uranium province of unconformity-related deposits in Andhra Pradesh - case study of Chitrial uranium exploration, Nalgonda District
p. 0588 | Verma, M. B.; Maithani, P. B.; Chaki, A.; Rao, P. Nageswar; Kumar, Prakher

Book Reviews
Sulfur Metabolism in Phototrophic Organisms: Advances in Photosynthesis and Respiration Series by Rudiger Hell Et Al(eds)
p. 0592 | Biswal, Basanti

Scientoonic Tell-Tale of Genome and DNA by M. W. Pandit, P. K. Srivastava and Lalji Singh
p. 0593 | Krishnan, K. S.

Annual Review of Biophysics, 2008 by Douglas C. Rees, Michael P. Sheetz and James R. Williamson (eds)
p. 0594 | Panda, Dulal

Recent Advances in Earth System Sciences - Golden Jubilee Volume by Harsh Gupta and Fareeduddin (eds)
p. 0595 | Rajendran, C. P.

News
Indian Academy of Sciences elects new Fellows - 2009
p. 0597

Publications received
Publications received - 2008
p. 0598

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Darwinisn - A Sesqui-Centennial Celebration
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