Current Science
A Fortnightly Journal of Research
ISSN 0011-3891
Volume 106 - Issue 10: 25 May, 2014
In this Issue
In this issue
p. 1334

Guest Editorial
El Niño and the summer monsoon of 2014
p. 1335 | Gadgil, Sulochana

Improving scientific research, even without changing our bureaucracy
p. 1337 | Chaddah, P.

Peer review: single-blinded or double-blinded?
p. 1338 | Zhao, Jiang

The Marsili Seamount, the biggest European volcano, could be still active!
p. 1339 | D’alessandro, Antonino

Traditional Knowledge Digital Library: a distinctive approach to protect and promote Indian indigenous medicinal treasure
p. 1340 | Sen, Saikat; Chakraborty, Raja

Superior substrate reported for cultivation of shiitake mushrooms
p. 1340 | Gautam, H. R.

Leprosy is in principle eradicable – a possible approach
p. 1344 | Talwar, G. P.

Indian pharmaceutical industry: policies, achievements and challenges
p. 1345 | Kochhar, Rajesh

Technical Note
Design of an ion trap for trapping single 171Yb+
p. 1348 | De, S.; Batra, N.; Chakraborty, S.; Panja, S.; Sen Gupta, A.

Scientific Correspondence
Occurrence of groundwater in the Ponnaiyar river catchment covering eastern parts of Bangalore city, Karnataka, India
p. 1353 | Subhash Chandra, K. C.; Hegde, G. V.

General Articles
Arid ecosystem: future option for carbon sinks using microbial community intelligence
p. 1357 | Agarwal, Leena; Qureshi, Asifa; Kalia, Vipin Chandra; Kapley, Atya; Purohit, Hemant J.; Singh, R. N.

Depeasantization in Punjab: status of farmers who left farming
p. 1364 | Singh, Sukhpal; Bhogal, Shruti

Research Articles
Watershed impact evaluation using remote sensing
p. 1369 | Kumar, Gopal; Sena, D. R.; Kurothe, R. S.; Pande, V. C.; Rao, B. K.; Vishwakarma, A. K.; Bagdi, G. L.; Mishra, P. K.

Keystone food resources for honey bees in South Indian west coast during monsoon
p. 1379 | Balachandran, C.; Subash Chandran, M. D.; Ramachandra, T. V.

Effect of chromium (VI) on wheat seedlings and the role of chelating agents
p. 1387 | Das, Bishnu C.; Panda, Aparajeya; Sahoo, Pramod K.; Jena, Somanath; Padhi, Payodhar

One-pot synthesis of biodiesel from high fatty acid Jatropha curcas oil using bio-based basic ionic liquid as a catalyst
p. 1394 | Reddy, Eragam Ramamohan; Sharma, Mukesh; Chaudhary, Jai Prakash; Bosamiya, Hetal; Meena, Ramavatar

Impact of removal of invasive species Kappaphycus alvarezii from coral reef ecosystem in Gulf of Mannar, India
p. 1401 | Kamalakannan, B.; Joyson Joe Jeevamani, J.; Arun Nagendran, N.; Pandiaraja, D.; Chandrasekaran, S.

Research Communications
Selective binding of trans-zeatin present in Kappaphycus alvarezii sap using an ionic liquid
p. 1409 | Das, Arun Kumar; Bhatt, Nidhi; Prasad, Kamalesh

Experimental and numerical analysis on heat transfer characteristics of shoe brush-shaped fins
p. 1414 | Rangadinesh, S.; Rajasekar, M.; Arunkumar, S.; Venkatesan, M.

Persistence of endosulfan in selected areas of Kasaragod district, Kerala
p. 1421 | Harikumar, P. S.; Jesitha, K.; Megha, T.; Kokkal, Kamalakshan

Microbial diversity in termite nest
p. 1430 | Manjula, A.; Sathyavathi, S.; Pushpanathan, M.; Gunasekaran, P.; Rajendhran, J.

Book Reviews
From Dust to Life: The Origin and Evolution of our Solar System. John Chambers and Jacqueline Mitton
p. 1435 | Goswami, J. N.

Fundamentals of Photochemistry (Third Edition). K. K. Rohatgi-Mukherjee (1437)
p. 1437 | Mishra, Ashok Kumar

Fundamentals of Asymmetric Synthesis. David Krupadanam
p. 1437 | Chandrasekhar, S.

Living Legends in Indian Science
C. V. Subramanian
p. 1438 | Jayarama Bhat, D.; Muthumary, J.; Rajendran, C.; Raghu Kumar, S.; Vittal, B. P. R.

Project Assistant - Karunya University
p. 1444

Call for Proposals - Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council
p. 1445

p. 1446

p. 1447

Directors and Outstanding Scientist - Council of Scientific and Industrial Research
p. 1448

Junior Research Fellow - Guru Nanak Dev University
p. 1449

Senior Research Fellow - Shriram Institute for Industrial Research, Delhi
p. 1449

Professor/Associate Professor/Assistant Professor - Chettinad Academy of Research and Education
p. 1450

Call for Project Proposals - Science and Engineering Research Board
p. 1450

AFRO-ASIAN Congress on Microbes for Human and Environmental Health - Amity University
p. 1451

Training Programme on Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) – Bioinformatics and Data Analysis - Anna University
p. 1451

D.C. Pavate Memorial Fellowships - Karnatak University, Dharwad
p. 1452

Assistant Professors/Post-Docs/RA/JRF/SRF Positions - SRM University
p. 1452

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