Current Science
A Fortnightly Journal of Research
ISSN 0011-3891
Volume 111 - Issue 01: 10 Jul, 2016
In this Issue
In this issue
p. 0006

Guest Editorial
Rare diseases need our attention
p. 0007 | Katoch, V. M.; Majumder, P. P.; Bhattacharya, A.

A snapshot of research papers in non-English languages
p. 0009 | Kumar, Nitin; Panwar, Yatish; Mahesh, G.

Plate tectonics at the blink of an eye
p. 0010 | Gahalaut, Vineet

The exclusion zone of Narora Atomic Power Station – a control hothouse
p. 0011 | Garg, Arti; Singh, Vineet; Pandey, Jitendra

Science Last Fortnight
p. 0013

Meeting Report
Learning from the Nepal’s earthquake for preparedness through transboundary collaboration among experts of Himalayan countries
p. 0017 | Makower, Clementine; Phartiyal, Pushkin

Sustainable tea production
p. 0019 | Dashora, Kavya; Khetarpal, Ravi; Nagpal, Akanksha; Muraleedharan, N.; Roy, Somnath

Cultivation of potato on abiotic stress-affected soils of India
p. 0021 | Londhe, Sunil

Forensic analysis of narcotic drugs – challenges and opportunities
p. 0023 | Verma, Kanak Lata; Sharma, Madhulika; Sarin, Rajendra Kumar

Scientific Correspondence
Auxin transport inhibitor 2,3,5 triiodobenzoic acid induced direct shoot morphogenesis in Millingtonia hortensis L.f.
p. 0025 | Hegde, Smitha; D’souza, L.

Radiocarbon dating of charcoal samples from Rakhigarhi, Haryana, India using accelerator mass spectrometer
p. 0027 | Vahia, M. N.; Kumar, Pankaj; Bhogale, Abhijeet; Kothari, D. C.; Chopra, Sundeep; Shinde, Vasant; Jadhav, Nilesh; Shastri, Ranvir

General Articles
A retrospective view of noise pollution control policy in India: status, proposed revisions and control measures
p. 0029 | Garg, N.; Maji, S.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v111/i1/29-38

Roadmap for rural India
p. 0039 | Rajvanshi, A. K.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v111/i1/39-43

Redesigning the instructional act in Romanian higher education
p. 0044 | Nistor, Cristina Silvia; Deaconu, Adela
doi: 10.18520/cs/v111/i1/44-51

Special Section: RAWEX–GVAX
p. 0052 | Krishnamoorthy, K.; Satheesh, S. K.; Kotamarthi, V. R.

Evolution of aerosol research in India and the RAWEX–GVAX: an overview
p. 0053 | Moorthy, K. Krishna; Satheesh, S. K.; Kotamarthi, V. R.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v111/i1/53-75

Simulation of aerosol fields over South Asia using CHIMERE – part-I: spatio-temporal characteristics and heterogeneity
p. 0076 | Srivastava, N.; Satheesh, S. K.; Blond, Nadege; Moorthy, K. Krishna
doi: 10.18520/cs/v111/i1/76-82

Simulation of aerosol fields over South Asia using CHIMERE – part-II: performance evaluation
p. 0083 | Srivastava, N.; Satheesh, S. K.; Blond, Nadege; Moorthy, K. Krishna
doi: 10.18520/cs/v111/i1/83-92

Humidity bias and effect on simulated aerosol optical properties during the Ganges Valley Experiment
p. 0093 | Feng, Yan; Cadeddu, M.; Kotamarthi, V. R.; Renju, R.; Raju, C. Suresh
doi: 10.18520/cs/v111/i1/93-100

Doppler Lidar observations over a high altitude mountainous site Manora Peak in the central Himalayan region
p. 0101 | Phanikumar, D. V.; Shukla, K. K.; Naja, M.; Singh, N.; Sahai, S.; Sagar, R.; Satheesh, S. K.; Moorthy, K. Krishna; Kotamarthi, V. R.; Newsom, Rob K.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v111/i1/101-108

Variations in the cloud-base height over the central Himalayas during GVAX: association with the monsoon rainfall
p. 0109 | Singh, Narendra; Solanki, Raman; Ojha, N.; Naja, M.; Dumka, U. C.; Phanikumar, D. V.; Sagar, R.; Satheesh, S. K.; Moorthy, K. Krishna; Kotamarthi, V. R.; Dhaka, S. K.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v111/i1/109-116

Spring-time enhancement in aerosol burden over a high-altitude location in western trans-Himalaya: results from long-term observations
p. 0117 | Kompalli, Sobhan Kumar; Babu, S. Suresh; Bharatan, Lakshmi N.; Moorthy, K. Krishna
doi: 10.18520/cs/v111/i1/117-131

High-frequency vertical profiling of meteorological parameters using AMF1 facility during RAWEX–GVAX at ARIES, Nainital
p. 0132 | Naja, Manish; Bhardwaj, Piyush; Singh, Narendra; Kumar, Phani; Kumar, Rajesh; Ojha, N.; Sagar, Ram; Satheesh, S. K.; Moorthy, K. Krishna; Kotamarthi, V. R.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v111/i1/132-140

Research Articles
Moon echoes from the 53 MHz MST radar at Gadanki, India
p. 0141 | Patra, A. K.; Prasad, T. Rajendra
doi: 10.18520/cs/v111/i1/141-146

Modelling biome shifts in the Indian subcontinent under scenarios of future climate change
p. 0147 | Rasquinha, Dina N.; Sankaran, Mahesh
doi: 10.18520/cs/v111/i1/147-156

Laboratory similarity test relevant to salt cavern construction in interlayer-containing moulded saliferous aggregates specimen
p. 0157 | Jiang, De-Yi; Yi, Liang; Chen, Jie; Ren, Song; Qiu, Hua-Fu; Li, Yin-Ping
doi: 10.18520/cs/v111/i1/157-167

Organic matter source in the freshwater tropical lakes of southern India
p. 0168 | Vijayaraj, R.; Achyuthan, Hema
doi: 10.18520/cs/v111/i1/168-176

Diversity of Magnetospirillum sp. from the southern coast of India
p. 0177 | Jacob, Jobin John; Revathy, T.; Jayasri, M. A.; Suthindhiran, K.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v111/i1/177-183

Analysis of community structure and species richness of protozoa-enriched rumen metagenome from Indian Surti by shotgun sequencing
p. 0184 | Shah, Ravi K.; Patel, Amrutlal K.; Shah, Tejas M.; Singh, Krishna M.; Nathani, Neelam M.; Joshi, Chaitanya G.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v111/i1/184-191

Evaluation of the counting success of pheromone-baited trap with electronic control unit
p. 0192 | Özcan, Gonca Ece; Çiçek, Osman; Enez, Korhan; Yildiz, Mustafa
doi: 10.18520/cs/v111/i1/192-197

Research Communication
Very low latitude whistlers (L = 1.08): arrival azimuth determination
p. 0198 | Gokani, Sneha A.; Singh, Rajesh
doi: 10.18520/cs/v111/i1/198-201

A synoptic-scale perspective of heavy rainfall over Chennai in November 2015
p. 0201 | Chakraborty, Arindam
doi: 10.18520/cs/v111/i1/201-207

Impact of temporal change of land use and cropping system on some soil properties in northwestern parts of Indo-Gangetic Plain
p. 0207 | Surya, Jaya N.; Sidhu, G. S.; Lal, Tarsem; Katiyar, D. K.; Sarkar, Dipak
doi: 10.18520/cs/v111/i1/207-212

Book Reviews
||Parāśaratantra|| Ancient Sanskrit Text on Astronomy and Natural Sciences by R. N. Iyengar
p. 0213 | Rao, S. Balachandra

Environmental Policies in Asia: Perspectives from Seven Asian Countries. Jing Huang and Shreekant Gupta (eds).
p. 0214 | Dhyani, Shalini; Goyal, S. K.

Personal News
Pradeep Baburao Joshi (1957–2016)
p. 0216 | Kokare, Shrikant R.

Historical Notes
Meghnad Saha and his contributions
p. 0217 | Naik, Pramod V.

DST Post Doctoral Fellowship Programme – Nano Science & Technology Overseas Visiting Fellowships
p. 0219

Announcement for IGU Award/Prize/Medal – 2016
p. 0221

Wadia Fellowship - Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology
p. 0222

9th Call for proposals - Biotechnology Ignition Grant
p. 0223

Empowerment and Equity Opportunities for Excellence in Science - Science and Engineering Research Board
p. 0224

Unique Opportunity for Excellent Research Career in Life Sciences - CSIR–CENTRAL Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants
p. 0225

Invites Nominations from Scientists/Researchers for Forthcoming IODP Expeditions - National Centre for Antarctic & Ocean Research
p. 0226

Junior Research Fellow - SRM University
p. 0226

SERB School in Insect Biology
p. 0227

Junior Research Fellow - Palli Siksha Bhavana
p. 0227

Senior and Intermediate Fellowships in Biomedical Research - Wellcome Trust
p. 0228

Junior Research Fellow - Nagaland University
p. 0228

Junior Research Fellow - Mizoram University
p. 0228

UIAR Conference on Recent Progress in Physical Sciences - University and Institute of Advanced Research
p. 0229

Scientist ‘B’ and Scientist ‘C’ - Birbal Sahni Institute of Palaeosciences
p. 0229

Junior Research Fellow - Ahmedabad
p. 0230

Junior Research Fellow - Pragati Engineering College
p. 0230

Applications invited for Ph D in Biochemistry - FRIGE’s Institute of Human Genetics
p. 0230

Junior Research Fellow - Madanapalle Institute of Technology & Science
p. 0230

Call for Applications for B4 Fellowship (2016-2017)
p. 0231

Women Scientist Scheme-B - Department of Science & Technology
p. 0232

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