Current Science
A Fortnightly Journal of Research
ISSN 0011-3891
Volume 106 - Issue 12: 25 Jun, 2014
In this Issue
In this issue
p. 1622

Guest Editorial
Can planting new trees help to reduce global warming?
p. 1623 | Bala, G.

Contrary to prevailing perceptions, many political parties are indeed serious about science, technology and innovation!
p. 1625 | Bagla, Pallava

The inclusion of science in election manifestos
p. 1628 | Poduri, Chetan Datta

‘Modifesto’ in science and technology
p. 1629 | Rajanikanth, Annamraju

Meeting Report
Sixth International Conference on Nano Science and Technology
p. 1630 | Ganguli, Ashok K.

Public engagement with science, technology and innovation
p. 1632 | Sheth, Parul R.

In Conversation
Hari Om Vats
p. 1634 | Soumya, K. V.

Integrating aboveground–belowground responses to climate change
p. 1637 | Abhilash, P. C.; Dubey, Rama Kant

Research News
Chronochromic smart tag to replace expiry date in packed perishable food items
p. 1639 | Srinivasan, C.; Saraswathi, R.

Scientific Correspondence
Significance of clastic injectites in the syn-rift Terani Clay Member, Sivaganga Formation, Cauvery Basin, Tamil Nadu, India
p. 1641 | Paranjape, Amruta R.; Kale, Anand S.; Kulkarni, Kantimati G.

Proboscia alata (Brightwell) Sandström bloom in the coastal waters off Bekal, southwest India
p. 1643 | Thomas, Anit M.; Sanilkumar, M. G.; Vijayalakshmi, K. C.; Hatha, A. A. Mohamed; Saramma, A. V.

General Articles
Evaluation of Asian university rankings: position and perspective of leading Indian higher education institutions
p. 1647 | Jeremic, Veljko; Jovanovic-Milenkovic, Marina

Comparative performance of India with other BRICS countries in publishing science and engineering research papers
p. 1654 | Hasan, S. A.; Luthra, Rajesh

Damming rivers in the tectonically resurgent Uttarakhand Himalaya
p. 1658 | Valdiya, K. S.

Special Section: Theory of Computation
p. 1669 | Shyamasundar, R. K.

The computing legacy of Alan M. Turing (1912–1954)
p. 1669 | Shyamasundar, R. K.

Turing and animal coat patterns
p. 1681 | Hariharan, Ramesh

Normal numbers and algorithmic randomness: a historical sketch
p. 1687 | Arvind, V.

A brief history of polynomial identity testing
p. 1693 | Agrawal, Manindra

Conversations: from Alan Turing to NP-completeness
p. 1696 | Radhakrishnan, Jaikumar

Research Articles
CLIMEX simulated predictions of Oriental fruit fly, Bactrocera dorsalis (Hendel) (Diptera: Tephritidae) geographical distribution under climate change situations in India
p. 1702 | Sridhar, V.; Verghese, A.; Vinesh, L. S.; Jayashankar, M.; Jayanthi, P. D. Kamala

Emergence of epizootic ulcerative syndrome: large-scale mortalities of cultured and wild fish species in Uttar Pradesh, India
p. 1711 | Pradhan, Pravata K.; Rathore, Gaurav; Sood, Neeraj; Swaminathan, T. Raja; Yadav, M. K.; Verma, D. K.; Chaudhary, D. K.; Abidi, R.; Punia, P.; Jena, J. K.

Research Communications
Impregnation of S-layer protein isolated from extremophilic Bacillus licheniformis NARW 02 onto titanium phosphate ceramic enhances uranium removal from aqueous solution
p. 1719 | Selvakumar, R.; Aravindh, S.; Ravichandran, J.; Kamachi Mudali, U.; Anandbabu, C.; Raj, Baldev

Geochemistry of pegmatites from South Delhi Fold Belt: a case study from Rajgarh, Ajmer district, Rajasthan
p. 1725 | Joshi, Kumar Batuk; Ray, Soumya; Joshi, Deepak; Ahmad, Talat

Pollination ecology of Himalayan sea buckthorn, Hippophae rhamnoides L. (Elaeagnaceae)
p. 1731 | Mangla, Yash; Tandon, Rajesh

Impact of climate change on the flowering of Rhododendron arboreum in central Himalaya, India
p. 1735 | Gaira, Kailash S.; Rawal, Ranbeer S.; Rawat, Balwant; Bhatt, Indra D.

Fish distribution dynamics in the Aghanashini estuary of Uttara Kannada, west coast of India
p. 1739 | Bhat, Mahima; Nayak, V. N.; Subash Chandran, M. D.; Ramachandra, T. V.

Living Legends in Indian Science
Bulusu Lakshmana Deekshatulu
p. 1745 | Viswanadham, N.; Sarma, V. V. S.

Book Reviews
Optoelectronics and Optical Fiber Sensors. Asit Baran Maity
p. 1750 | Pal, Bishnu P.

Vainu Bappu: The Man Who Knew the Stars. M. S. S. Murthy
p. 1752 | Kochhar, Rajesh

Annual Review of Genetics, 2013. Bonnie L. Bassler et al. (eds)
p. 1755 | Arunkumar, K. P.

Personal News
Parthasarathy Ganguly (1942–2014)
p. 1757 | Hegde, M. S.

Historical Notes
The arsenic and mercury-containing Tanjore pills used in treating snake bites in the 18th century Madras Presidency
p. 1759 | Raman, Ramya; Raman, Anantanarayanan; Ram Manohar, P.

Research Positions Available - Hyderabad Eye Research Foundation
p. 1764

The Puri Foundation for Education in India - University and Institute of Advanced Research
p. 1765

Science Academies’ Refresher Course on Foundation of Physics
p. 1766

Junior Research Fellow - Mangalore University
p. 1767

S. Ramaseshan Science Writing Fellowships/Internships
p. 1768

Science Academies’ Sixty-sixth Refresher Course in Experimental Physics
p. 1769

Biotechnology Industry Partnership Programme - Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council
p. 1770

Post-Doctoral Fellows - Indian Institute of Science
p. 1771

Silver Jubilee Fellowship - Madhya Pradesh Council of Science and Technology
p. 1771

Junior Research Fellow – SRM Research Institute
p. 1772

Awards and for felicitation of Senior scientists - Odisha Bigyan Academy
p. 1772

Fellowships for Biomedical Research in India - Wellcome Trust
p. 1773

Junior Research Fellows - NEHU Shillong
p. 1773

IGU Award/Prize – 2014
p. 1774

Diabetes and Metabolic Syndrome Networks, Crosstalks and Inverventions - Regional Centre for Biotechnology
p. 1774

International Symposium on Plantation Crops (PLACROSYM XXI)
p. 1775

Junior Research Fellow - PSG Institute of Advanced Studies
p. 1775

English Editing of Science Documents - Poison Pen Science Editors – Grammatically Yours!
p. 1775

Junior Research Fellow - Birla Institute of Technology and Science
p. 1776

Junior Research Fellow - Aryabhatta Research Institute of Observational Sciences
p. 1776

Junior/Senior Research Fellowship - Central Research Institute for Jute and Allied Fibres
p. 1776

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