Current Science
A Fortnightly Journal of Research
ISSN 0011-3891
Volume 108 - Issue 05: 10 Mar, 2015
In this Issue
In this issue
p. 0758

Guest Editorial
United Nations Climate Change Conference COP 20 at Lima concluded: what next?
p. 0759 | Satheesh, S. K.

Change in near-surface wind velocity: what implications will it have on ecosystem and agriculture?
p. 0761 | Chakraborty, Debasish; Saha, Saurav; Singh, R. K.

Bamboo and its role in climate change
p. 0762 | Thokchom, A.; Yadava, P. S.

Seabuckthorn – the natural soil fertility enhancer
p. 0763 | Tamchos, Sonam; Kaul, Veenu

Increasing hydrological hazards in the Himalayas: defence lies in integrated scientific preparedness
p. 0764 | Saini, H. S.; Pant, N. C.; Lal, Ravish; Mujtaba, S. A. I.

Ancient Indian astronomy
p. 0766 | Kochhar, Rajesh

Response by
p. 0766 | Ghosh, C. K.

Designed to cope with drought
p. 0767 | Herlekar, Ipsita

Meeting Report
Unlocking the past
p. 0767 | Bandyopadhyay, Sujay; Mukhopadhyay, Sourav

Connecting researchers in the Himalaya – institutionalizing a mechanism of active and sustained interaction
p. 0769 | Rawal, Ranbeer S.; Joshi, Rajesh; Bhatt, Indra D.; Sharma, Subrat; Joshi, Ranjan; Agnihotri, Vasudha; Sekar, K. C.; Dhyani, P. P.

MP-TRACS crops
p. 0770 | Goswami, P.; Ramesh, K. V.

In Conversation
Shubha Tole
p. 0772 | Herlekar, Ipsita

Microbial pathogens – an Indian platform for structure-based inhibitor design
p. 0775 | Vijayan, M.

Is ‘compiler construction’ a dead subject?
p. 0777 | Chakraborty, Pinaki

‘Little minds dreaming big science’: are we really promoting ‘children gifted in STEM’ in India?
p. 0779 | Kurup, Anitha; Chandra, Ajay; Binoy, V. V.

Scientific Correspondence
Plectranthus vettiveroides – a least known vetiver on the verge of extinction
p. 0782 | Murugan, R.; Sriramavaratharajan, V.; Ayyanar, M.

Possibility of using isotopic composition of ground-level vapour for monitoring arrival and withdrawl of southwest monsoon
p. 0784 | Krishan, Gopal; Rao, M. S.; Kumar, Bhishm; Kumar, C. P.

National Labs: Research Highlights 2014
Realization of single-terminated nano step-and-terrace-like surface of SrTiO3 single crystals: Institute of Nano Science and Technology, Mohali
p. 0787 | Prakash, Bhanu; Chakraverty, S.

Recent advances in the development of low-dimensional materials for electrochemical applications: CECRI, Karaikudi
p. 0789 | Alwarappan, Subbiah; Pillai, Vijayamohanan K.

National Aerospace Laboratories, Bengaluru
p. 0792 | Chetty, Shyam

Birbal Sahni Institute of Palaeobotany, Lucknow
p. 0797 | Bajpai, Sunil

Central Road Research Institute, New Delhi
p. 0800 | Gangopadhyay, S.; Vittal, U. K. Guru

General Articles
Influence analysis of media supervision in corporate governance
p. 0804 | He, Weida; Hao, Rong; Zhang, Chuan; Ainou, Fatima Zahra

The Indian economic miracle and the commercial and cultural–scientific relations with Romania
p. 0813 | Bostan, Ionel

Natural and controlled symmetry breaking analyses in biological systems
p. 0819 | Saxena, Lalit Prakash

Special Section: Hyperspectral Remote Sensing (Guest Editor: Ranganath Navalgund)
p. 0825 | Navalgund, Ranganath

Advances in spaceborne hyperspectral imaging systems
p. 0826 | Kumar, K. Ajay; Thapa, Nitesh; Kuriakose, Saji A.

Hyperspectral image processing and analysis
p. 0833 | Mohan, B. Krishna; Porwal, Alok

Algorithms to improve spectral discrimination from Indian hyperspectral sensors data
p. 0842 | Kumar, A. Senthil; Keerthi, V.; Dadhwal, V. K.; Kumar, A. S. Kiran

Hyperspectral remote sensing of agriculture
p. 0848 | Sahoo, R. N.; Ray, S. S.; Manjunath, K. R.

Hyperspectral remote sensing: opportunities, status and challenges for rapid soil assessment in India
p. 0860 | Das, B. S.; Sarathjith, M. C.; Santra, P.; Sahoo, R. N.; Srivastava, R.; Routray, A.; Ray, S. S.

Monitoring of forest cover in India: imaging spectroscopy perspective
p. 0869 | Krishnayya, N. S. R; Christian, Binal; Vyas, Dhaval; Saini, Manjit; Joshi, Nikita; Manjunath, K. R.; Kumar, Tanumi; Padalia, Hitendra; George, Rajee; Kushwaha, S. P. S.

Hyperspectral remote sensing and geological applications
p. 0879 | Ramakrishnan, D.; Bharti, Rishikesh

Snow and glacier investigations using hyperspectral data in the Himalaya
p. 0892 | Negi, H. S.; Shekhar, Chander; Singh, S. K.

Simulating the effects of inelastic scattering on upwelling radiance in coastal and inland waters: implications for hyperspectral remote sensing
p. 0903 | Vigneshwaran, J.; Shanmugam, P.; Gokul, E. A.

Hyperspectral remote sensing of planetary surfaces: an insight into composition of inner planets and small bodies in the solar system
p. 0915 | Chauhan, Prakash; Kaur, Prabhjot; Srivastava, N.; Sinha, Rishitosh K.; Jain, Nirmala; Murty, S. V. S.

Research Articles
Low-voltage producing microbial fuel cell constructs using biofilm-forming marine bacteria
p. 0925 | Kumari, Supriya; Mangwani, Neelam; Das, Surajit

An evaluation based on highly cited publications in Taiwan
p. 0933 | Chuang, Kun-Yang; Ho, Yuh-Shan

Snow depth estimation in the Indian Himalaya using multi-channel passive microwave radiometer
p. 0942 | Singh, K. K.; Kumar, A.; Kulkarni, Anil V.; Datt, P.; Dewali, S. K.; Kumar, V.; Chauhan, R.

Research Communications
Comparison of spectral characteristics between EO-1 ALI and IRS-P6 LISS-III imagery
p. 0954 | Zhang, Xuehong; Tian, Qingjiu

Climate change impact on design and costing of soil and water conservation structures in watersheds
p. 0960 | Rao, B. Krishna; Kurothe, R. S.; Mishra, P. K.; Kumar, Gopal; Pande, V. C.

Sea-level-rise trends off the Indian coasts during the last two decades
p. 0966 | Unnikrishnan, A. S.; Nidheesh, A. G.; Lengaigne, M.

Distribution and molecular characterization of Wolbachia endosymbionts in odonata (insecta) from Central India by multigene approach
p. 0971 | Salunkhe, Rahul C.; Dhotre, Dhiraj P.; Salunke, Bipinchandra K.; Patil, Vikas S.; Mahale, Vaibhav; Andrew, Raymond J.; Patole, Milind S.; Narkhede, Ketan P.; Shouche, Yogesh S.

Recycling and treatment of herbal pharmaceutical wastewater using Scenedesmus quadricuada
p. 0979 | Vanerkar, Atul P.; Fulke, Abhay B.; Lokhande, Satish K.; Giripunje, Manisha D.; Satyanarayan, Shanta

Hydromorphic soils of Tripura: their pedogenesis and characteristics
p. 0984 | Gangopadhyay, S. K.; Bhattacharyya, T.; Sarkar, Dipak

Book Reviews
Scarred Communities: Psychosocial Impact of Man-made and Natural Disasters on Sri Lankan Society. Daya Somasundaram
p. 0994 | Murthy, R. Srinivasa

Personal News
Narahari Waman Gokhale (1931–2014)
p. 0996 | Hegde, G. V.

C. SivaRaman (1923–2014)
p. 0996 | Deshpande, M. V.

Historical Notes
The atomic hypothesis
p. 0998 | Bose, S. K.

Admission for Research Scholars Program – I – 2015 - CDFD
p. 1003

Research Associate and Junior Research Fellow - IBAB
p. 1004

NASI-Young Scientist Platinum Jubilee Awards for the Year 2015 - The National Academy of Sciences
p. 1005

NASI–Reliance Industries Platinum Jubilee Awards for the Year 2015 for Application Oriented Innovations Covering both Physical and Biological Sciences - The National Academy of Sciences, India
p. 1006

Director’s Position Open at National Institute of Animal Biotechnology (NIAB), Hyderabad
p. 1007

Post Doctoral Research Positions Available - L V Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad
p. 1008

12th SERB School on Matrix Methods and Fractional Calculus - Centre for Mathematical and Statistical Sciences
p. 1009

FLIR Systems India Pvt Ltd
p. 1010

Science Academies’ Refresher Course on Quantum Mechanics
p. 1011

Science Academies’ Refresher Course in Mathematics
p. 1012

Doctoral Programme - National Institute of Advanced Studies
p. 1013

Nominations Invited for Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prizes for Science and Technology – 2015
p. 1014

Senior Research Fellow and Junior Research Fellow - Birsa Agricultural University
p. 1014

India Alliance Margadarshi Fellowships - Wellcome Trust
p. 1015

Junior Research Fellow - Centre for Excellence in Basic Sciences
p. 1015

Junior Research Fellowship - Shivaji University
p. 1016

Admission to Post-Graduate Programmes 2015-16 - Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
p. 1016

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