Current Science
A Fortnightly Journal of Research
ISSN 0011-3891
Volume 104 - Issue 12: 25 Jun, 2013
Problems of faculty recruitment: a case of new Central Universities
p. 1583 | Sharma, Naveen K.

Dean of Academic Affairs and Academic Director - Biocon Academy
p. 1586

In this Issue
In this Issue
p. 1589

Signing Off
p. 1591 | Balaram, P.

NET versus Ph D holders in India
p. 1593 | Dinakaran, J.

Future of taxonomy in the 21st century – whither or wither
p. 1594 | Abrol, D. P.

Lack of efficacy of MVA85A TB vaccine candidate: potential outcomes
p. 1594 | Kenneth, John

Standardization of family Cucurbitaceae
p. 1595 | Kumbhalkar, Bhagyashri B.; Rajopadhye, Anagha A.; Upadhye, Anuradha S.

Prediction of the Indian summer monsoon rainfall for 2013 based on past rainfall data
p. 1596 | Kokila, R.; Iyengar, R. N.

Parkia roxburghii: an underutilized but multipurpose tree species for reclamation of jhum land
p. 1598 | Firake, D. M.; Venkatesh, A.; Firake, P. D.; Behere, G. T.; Azad Thakur, N. S.

Pseudovivipary in Isachne globosa, family Poaceae
p. 1599 | Desai, Rinku J.; Raole, Vinay M.

Genebank Standards – revised guidelines adopted by FAO
p. 1600 | Tyagi, R. K.; Agrawal, Anuradha

Research News
The fascinating story of boron–boron triple bond
p. 1601 | Mukherjee, Sanjoy; Thilagar, Pakkirisamy

The cost of instruction, the value of education
p. 1605 | Prathap, Gangan

Some experiments with a pre-Ph D course at IISER Mohali
p. 1606 | Bachhawat, Anand K.

Scientific Correspondence
Changing climate in Antarctica
p. 1609 | Ganguly, Nandita D.

Remote sensing of moving objects
p. 1613 | Ghosh, Aniruddha; Joshi, P. K.

General Articles
Trading zones, peripheral science and contributory expertise: a framework for exploring science outside the Western contexts
p. 1616 | Dasgupta, Deepanwita; Levine, Alexander

Mapping neuroscience research in India – a bibliometric approach
p. 1619 | Shahabuddin, Sheikh Mohammed

Special Section: Megha-Tropiques
Retrieval of the vertical rainfall structure from the MADRAS imager data of the Megha-Tropiques satellite
p. 1627 | Balaji, C.; Ramanujam, K. Srinivasa

Validation of humidity profiles obtained from SAPHIR, on-board Megha-Tropiques
p. 1635 | Rao, T. Narayana; Sunilkumar, K.; Jayaraman, A.

MT-MADRAS brightness temperature analysis for terrain characterization and land surface microwave emissivity estimation
p. 1643 | Raju, C. Suresh; Antony, Tinu; Mathew, Nizy; Uma, K. N.; Moorthy, K. Krishna

Humidity profile retrieval from SAPHIR on-board the Megha-Tropiques
p. 1650 | Mathur, A. K.; Gangwar, R. K.; Gohil, B. S.; Deb, Sanjib K.; Kumar, Prashant; Shukla, Munn V.; Simon, B.; Pal, P. K.

Top of atmosphere flux from the Megha-Tropiques ScaRaB
p. 1656 | Sathiyamoorthy, V.; Shukla, Bipasha Paul; Sikhakolli, Rajesh; Chaurasia, Sasmita; Simon, Baby; Gohil, B. S.; Pal, P. K.

Engineering challenges in the Megha-Tropiques satellite
p. 1662 | Raju, G.

Research Account
The power of gold beyond glitter: homogeneous catalysis with Au(I)-complexes to generate a library of privileged scaffolds
p. 1671 | Patil, Nitin T.

Research Articles
Noise reduction in a large enclosure using single, dual and ensconced Helmholtz resonators
p. 1681 | Biswas, Sukanta; Agrawal, Amit

Satellite images for extraction of flood disaster footprints and assessing the disaster impact: Brahmaputra floods of June–July 2012, Assam, India
p. 1692 | Bhatt, C. M.; Rao, G. Srinivasa; Begum, Asiya; Manjusree, P.; Sharma, S. V. S. P.; Prasanna, L.; Bhanumurthy, V.

Research Communications
Efficacy and safety of herbal spermicidal contraceptive, Consap
p. 1701 | Bhosale, Vivek V.; Asthana, O. P.; Gaur, S. P. S.

Massive emissions of carcinogenic benzenoids from paddy residue burning in North India
p. 1703 | Sarkar, Chinmoy; Kumar, Vinod; Sinha, Vinayak

Interpretation of coastal morphodynamics of Subarnarekha estuary using integrated cartographic and field techniques
p. 1709 | Maiti, Sabyasachi

Book Reviews
Statistical Mechanics in a Nutshell. Luca Peliti
p. 1715 | Pandit, Rahul

In Conflict and Custody: Therapeutic Counselling for Women. Rani Dhavan Shankardass
p. 1716 | Singh, Abha

Climate Change in Asia and the Pacific – How can Countries Adapt? Venkatachalam Anbumozhi, Meinhard Breiling, Selvarajah Pathmarajah and Vangimalla R. Reddy (eds)
p. 1716 | Chaturvedi, Rajiv Kumar; Ravindranath, N. H.

Personal News
Sanjay Kumar Biswas (1945–2013)
p. 1718 | Bobji, M. S.; Kailas, Satish V.; Ananthasuresh, G. K.; Ayappa, Ganapathy; Jayaram, Vikram; Viswaswariah, Sandhya

Historical Notes
Surgeon Senjee Pulney Andy’s trials in treating smallpox using leaves of Azadirachta indica in southern India in the 1860s
p. 1720 | Raman, Ramya; Raman, Anantanarayanan

CSIR is looking for dynamic and motivated R%D Professionals - Council of Scientific and Industrial Research
p. 1723

Research Officer, Assistant Grade I and Assistant Grade II - Indian National Academy of Engineering
p. 1724

Symposium on Advances in Non-Coding Genomics - IBAB
p. 1725

Call for Expression of Interest (EOI) for Initiation of a Policy Research Centre - Department of Science and Technology
p. 1726

CSIR is looking for Director - CSIR-Advanced Materials and Processes Research Institute
p. 1727

Opportunity for a Career in Science - Mahatma Gandhi University
p. 1728

JDST Postdoctoral Fellowships in Nano Science and Technology - Department of Science and Technology
p. 1729

Director - Tea Research Association
p. 1730

A One-day Workshop Organized by Department of Statistics, Chest Research Foundation, Pune
p. 1731

Call for Proposal/Application (2013): Max Planck Society, Germany - DST, India Program - IGSTC
p. 1732

CSIR invites applications from outstanding professionals to join us as Scientist H/Outstanding Scientist - CSIR
p. 1733

Beam-line Scientist and Engineer Positions at Elettra, Italian Synchrotron Source, Trieste, Italy
p. 1734

Recruitment for Scientific Positions - Translational Health Science and Technology Institute
p. 1734

Fourth National Research Conference on Climate Change - Indian Institute of Technology, Madras
p. 1735

Junior Research Fellow - Institute of Chemical Technology
p. 1735

Buti Foundation Award – 2013 - Physical Research Laboratory
p. 1736

Workshop on Computational Nanoscience - Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
p. 1736

Junior Research Fellow - NITTE University
p. 1737

Eighth expedition in the ice free areas of the Indian sector of Southern Ocean - National Centre for Antarctic and Ocean Research, Goa
p. 1737

Call for Participation in a DBT funded Workshop on Biological Networks: Insight from Interactions
p. 1737

Junior Research Fellow - SET’S College of Pharmacy
p. 1738

Research Associate - Graphic Era University
p. 1738

National Training Programmes in Electron Microscopy (2013–2014) - All India Institute of Medical Sciences
p. 1738

Recruitment for Registrar - Regional Centre for Biotechnology
p. 1738

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