Current Science
A Fortnightly Journal of Research
ISSN 0011-3891
Volume 105 - Issue 03: 10 Aug, 2013
Applications are invited for the following positions: Professor, Associate Professor, Program and Business Development Manager, Facility and Lab Manager, Adminsitrative Assistant and Laboratory Technician - Siddganga Institute of Technology
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In this Issue
In this issue
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Guest Editorial
‘National’ versus ‘International’ Journals
p. 0287 | Lakhotia, S. C.

Impact factor – the misnamed, misleading and misused measure of scientific literature
p. 0289 | Kotur, P. F.

Double-blind review process
p. 0290 | Shah, A. A.

Cherish investigation or perish: role of law in earthquake forecasting
p. 0290 | Dimri, V. P.

Potential of social network and internet media for biodiversity mapping and conservation
p. 0291 | Aravind, N. A.

Sustainable mountain development in Indian Himalayan region is under the shadow of regional instability
p. 0293 | Kuniyal, Chandra Prakash

Conservation through cultivation: a promising opportunity for the critically endangered tree Gymnocladus assamicus
p. 0294 | Choudhury, Baharul; Khan, M. L.

Tracing the photographic plate of Comet Bappu–Bok–Newkirk
p. 0295 | Sharma, Amar

Science text books in India – what children really want to read!
p. 0297 | Lavakare, P. J.

Scientific Correspondence
Wasp-mediated seed dispersal in agarwood plant (Aquilaria malaccensis), a critically endangered and overexploited species of North East India
p. 0298 | Manohara, T. N.

General Articles
Methods employed in the Web of Science and Scopus databases to effect changes in the ranking of the journals
p. 0300 | Bharathi, D. Gnana

Review Articles
Zeolitic soils of the Deccan basalt areas in India: their pedology and edaphology
p. 0309 | Pal, D. K.; Wani, S. P.; Sahrawat, K. L.

Research Articles
Analysis of travel time reliability of an urban corridor using micro simulation techniques
p. 0319 | Sekhar, Ch. Ravi; Madhu, E.; Kanagadurai, B.; Gangopadhyay, S.

Light gaseous hydrocarbon studies in the near-surface soils of Tatipaka, Pasarlapudi and Kaza areas of Krishna–Godavari Basin, India
p. 0330 | Lakshmi, M.; Rasheed, M. A.; Reddy, B. Rajeswara; Madhavi, T.; Kalpana, M. S.; Patil, D. J.; Dayal, A. M.

Home range and resource selection of ‘problem’ leopards trans-located to forested habitat
p. 0338 | Mondal, Krishnendu; Bhattacharjee, Subhadeep; Gupta, Shilpi; Sankar, Kalyanasundaram; Qureshi, Qamar

An expedition to Narcondam: observations of marine and terrestrial fauna including the island-endemic hornbill
p. 0346 | Raman, T. R. Shankar; Mudappa, Divya; Khan, Tasneem; Mistry, Umeed; Saxena, Ajai; Varma, Kalyan; Ekka, Naveen; Lenin, Janaki; Whitaker, Romulus

Research Communications
Carbon footprint by marine fishing boats of India
p. 0361 | Vivekanandan, E.; Singh, V. V.; Kizhakudan, J. K.

Baseline sensitivity of brinjal shoot and fruit borer, Leucinodes orbonalis (Guenée) in South India to Cry1Ac insecticidal protein of Bacillus thuringiensis
p. 0366 | Ranjithkumar, L.; Patil, B. V.; Ghante, V. N.; Bheemanna, M.; Arunkumar, Hosamani

Deccan Traps-associated obsidian glass: a nuclear waste containment
p. 0371 | Rani, Nishi; Shrivastava, J. P.; Bajpai, R. K.

Effects of elevated water temperature on tolerance and stress in Chocolate mahseer Neolissochilus hexagonolepis: implications for habitat restoration and conservation
p. 0379 | Majhi, Sullip Kumar; Das, Sanjay Kumar; Rajkhowa, Dipjyoti

Implications of fossil valleys and associated epigenetic gorges in parts of Central Himalaya
p. 0383 | Kothyari, Girish Ch.; Juyal, Navin

Comet Bappu–Bok–Newkirk – the only comet with an Indian’s name to it
p. 0388 | Kapoor, R. C.

Book Reviews
A Slot Machine, A Broken Test Tube. Salvador Edward Luria.
p. 0389 | Shivakumar, Vinita; Chakravortty, Dipshikha

Annual Review of Microbiology, 2012. Susan Gottesman, Caroline S. Harwood and Olaf Schneewind
p. 0390 | Kaur, Rupinder

Water Policy Reform: Lessons in Sustainability from the Murray–Darling Basin. John Quiggin, Thilak Mallawaarachchi and Sarah Chambers
p. 0391 | Routray, Sailen

Personal News
Narasimhiah Seshagiri (1940–2013)
p. 0394 | Pitke, M. V.

N. Seshagiri
p. 0395 | Vijayan, M.

P. T. Narasimhan (1928–2013)
p. 0396 | Chandrakumar, N.; Subramanian, J.; Gadre, Shridhar R.

Nominations for 2013 SBC(I) Award - Society of Biological Chemists (India)
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Call for Applications/Nominations for Appointment to the ‘Ramachandran Fellowship’ - National Institute of Animal Biotechnology
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Science Academies’ Refresher Course in Statistical Mechanics
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Science Academies’ Refresher Course in Quantum Mechanics
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Fifty-Third Refresher Course in Experimental Physics
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Centre for Cellular and Molecular Platforms (3rd Call)
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Science Academies’ Refresher Course in Theoretical Physics
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VISITING FELLOWSHIPS: 2013–2014 - Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research
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Junior Research Fellow and Technical Assistant - National Research Centre for Grapes
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Invites Applications for Faculty Positions in Archaeology at all levels: Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Professor and Visiting Faculty - IITGN’s Archaeological Sciences Centre
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Agilent Technologies
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4th Call for Proposals under Contract Research and Services Scheme to facilitate Academia-industry Interaction - Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council
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National Conference on ‘Glycobiology of Cancer; Lectins as Tools and Targets’ GCLTT2013
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National Conference on New Frontiers in Medicinal Plant Research and Special Meeting on Medicinal Plants for Livelihood Security and Community Empowerment in Eastern Himalayas - Sikkim University
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Junior Research Fellow - Selvamm Arts and Science College
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Training Programme on Insect and Mite Taxonomy - University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore
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Requires Scientific and Technical Staff - Bioprocessing Unit
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Fellowships for Biomedical Research in India - Wellcome Trust
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Intensive Training Course on Freshwater Phycology - Gubbi Labs
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Senior Research Fellow - Indian Institute of Technology Delhi
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First Announcement International Workshop on Wound Healing and Angiogenesis
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Energy Bioscience Chairs and Enrgy Bioscience Overseas Fellowships - Department of Biotechnology
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Senior Research Fellow - Banaras Hindu University
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Junior Research Fellow - Bangalore University
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Research Works - Bio Focus Research centre
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Junior Research Fellow - GITAM University
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National Conference on ‘Heavy Metals in the Environment’ - Mahatma Gandhi University
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Junior Research Fellow - Mangalore University
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JRF/SRF - University of Kalyani
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Junior Research Fellow - PSN College of Engineering and Technology
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Positions of Research Engineer (RE), Sr. Research Engineer (SRE), Research Associate (RA), Administrative Assistant (ADMNASST), Senior Research Engineer (SRE), Senior Software Engineer (SSE), Technical Writer (TW), Project Manager (PM1), Office Assistant (OFASST), Assistant Project Manager (APM), Re
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Junior Research Fellow - PSN College of Engineering and Technology
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