Current Science
A Fortnightly Journal of Research
ISSN 0011-3891
Volume 78 - Issue 08: 25 Apr, 2000
In this Issue
In this issue
p. 0936

Editorial
Drug research: A growing gap
p. 0937 | Balaram, P.

Correspondence
Geological lessons from nuclear tests at Pokhran, Rajasthan, India
p. 0939 | Nayak, V. K.

Reflections in the aftermath of Orissa cyclone
p. 0939 | Tiwari, S. C.

Vegetable oil as biofuel
p. 0941 | Rao, Y. K. Raghunatha

Infrastructure in S&T in India
p. 0941 | Ranganathan, S.

News
Scientific Advisory Committee to the Cabinet
p. 0942

Prime Minister commits more R&D funds
p. 0942

Statistical methodology in decision sciences
p. 0943 | Borkar, V. S.

Vetiver grass technology for environmental protection and sustainable development
p. 0944 | Lavania, U. C.; Lavania, Seshu

Meeting Report
International Symposium on Active Faulting
p. 0947 | Rajendran, C. P.; Rajendran, Kusala

Research News
Some recent investigations about dynamics of mantle upwelling
p. 0948 | Sankaran, A. V.

From the archives
From the archives
p. 0952

Scientific Correspondence
Efficacy of the plant, Polygonum hydropiper against rice brown planthopper Nilaparvata lugens Stal
p. 0953 | Jena, Mayabini

General Articles
Trends in post-WTO patenting by India in USA
p. 0955 | Gupta, V. K.

Gentle drugs: A new paradigm for drug development
p. 0959 | Sitaramam, V.

Review Articles
Microbial biosorbents: Meeting challenges of heavy metal pollution in aqueous solutions
p. 0967 | Gupta, Rani; Ahuja, Prerna; Khan, Seema; Saxena, R. K.; Mohapatra, Harapriya

Significance of human leukocyte antigens in immunobiology of renal transplantation
p. 0974 | Agrawal, Suraksha; Singh, Avneesh Kumar; Bharadwaj, Uddalak

Research Communication
Monocytes from patients with rheumatoid arthritis release increased amount of reactive oxygen intermediates
p. 0989 | Arora, Meenakshi; Arora, Reetakshi; Kumar, Ashok; Das, Nibhriti; Srivastava, L. M.

Hydrogen and oxygen isotopic analysis of Antarctic lake waters
p. 0992 | Sinha, R.; Navada, S. V.; Chatterjee, Asim; Kumar, Saravana; Mitra, A.; Nair, A. R.

Spatial and temporal variation in susceptibility of the American bollworm, Helicoverpa armigera (Hübner) to Bacillus thuringiensis var. kurstaki in India
p. 0995 | Gujar, G. T.; Kumari, Archana; Kalia, Vinay; Chandrashekar, K.

Resistance to 'Cry1Ac d-endotoxin of Bacillus thuringiensis' in a laboratory selected strain of Helicoverpa armigera (Hubner)
p. 1001 | Kranthi, K. R.; Kranthi, S.; Ali, S.; Banerjee, S. K.

Inflated pahoehoe lavas from the Sangamner area of the western Deccan Volcanic Province
p. 1004 | Bondre, Ninad R.; Dole, Gauri; Phadnis, Vinit M.; Duraiswami, Raymond; Kale, Vivek S.

Stratification and mapping of Taxus baccata L. bearing forests in Talle Valley using remote sensing and GIS
p. 1008 | Behera, Mukunda Dev; Srivastava, Shalini; Kushwaha, S. P. S.; Roy, P. S.

Mapping of ophiolites: A study in the Indus Suture Zone of north-western Himalaya, using IRS-1C/1D data
p. 1014 | Philip, G.; Ravindran, K. V.; Thakur, V. C.

Book Reviews
The Odd Quantum
p. 1020 | Singh, Virendra

Engineering in the Ancient World
p. 1021 | Gupta, Sanjeev Kumar

Silent Valley - Whispers of Reason
p. 1021 | Gokhale, Yogesh

Dynamic Himalaya
p. 1022 | Roy, A. B.

Personal News
R. N. Tandon - An obituary
p. 1024 | Raychaudhuri, S. P.

General Articles
Leaves from an unwritten diary S. Chandrasekhar: Reminiscences and reflections
p. 1025 | Vishveshwara, C. V.

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p. 1032

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p. 1033

Council of Scientfic and Industrial Research (CSIR)
p. 1034

The Prof. T.N. Ananthakrishnan Foundation
p. 1036

Professor S. R. Palit Memorial Award - 2001
p. 1037

M.S. Swaminathan Research Foundation
p. 1038

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p. 1038

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p. 1038

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