Current Science
A Fortnightly Journal of Research
ISSN 0011-3891
Volume 95 - Issue 01: 10 Jul, 2008
In this Issue
In this Issue
p. 0004

Editorial
Ending an Innings
p. 0005 | Balaram, P.

Correspondence
Biological nitrogen fixation: Potential biotechnological applications beyond biofertilizers
p. 0007 | Seneviratne, Gamini

Temporary lecturers
p. 0008 | Sarma, V. Venkateswara

Standard of science
p. 0008 | Suryanarayanan, T. S.

Approaching issues of quality in Bt-cotton seed
p. 0008 | Santhy, V.; Khadi, B. M.

Lower recession rate of Gangotri glacier during 1971-2004
p. 0009 | Thayyen, Renoj J.

Lower recession rate of Gangotri glacier during 1971-2004(Response)
p. 0009 | Kumar, Kireet; Dumka, Rakesh K.; Miral, M. S.; Satyal, G. S.; Pant, M.

News
Is gene modification a panacea for the world hunger?
p. 0011 | Pereira, Neelam

Scopus awards to young Indian scientists
p. 0012

Meeting Report
Sea faring traditions of the Indian west coast
p. 0012 | Vencatesan, Jayshree

Sericulture and viable technologies for better silk production
p. 0014 | Unni, B. G.; Murthy, U. S. N.

Women in science
p. 0015 | Nambisan, Padma; Bhat, Sarita G.

Research News
Gene therapy successfully treats blindness
p. 0017 | Sheth, Parul R.

Opinion
The Anthropocene: A human-driven geological epoch on the anvil
p. 0018 | Rajendran, C. P.

Commentary
Strike while the iron is hot
p. 0020 | Baskaran, G.

Scientific Correspondence
Possible factors that control calcite dissolution in the western tropical Indian Ocean
p. 0022 | Naik, S. S.; Naidu, P. Divakar

Corallodiscus Batalin (Gesneriaceae): A new generic record for Eastern Ghats, Orissa
p. 0023 | Rout, Nirad Chandra; Dhal, Nabin Kumar; Dash, Prasad Kumar; Biswal, Anil Kumar

General Articles
Invigorated barley in diabetes
p. 0025 | Tiwari, Ashok K.

Research Articles
Observed twin gyres and their interannual variability in the equatorial Indian Ocean using Topex/Poseidon altimetry
p. 0030 | Vaid, B. H.; Gnanaseelan, C.; Salvekar, P. S.

A historiographic analysis of fuel-cell research in Asia - China racing ahead
p. 0036 | Arunachalam, Subbiah; Viswanathan, B.

Analysis of the effects of anthropogenic interferences on tree species composition in the forests of Dadra and Nagar Haveli, India
p. 0050 | Sen, Abhirup; Johri, T.; Bisht, N. S.

Contribution of pack animals in reducing CO2 emission in Central Himalaya, India
p. 0059 | Farooquee, Nehal A.; BudaI, Tarun K.; Maikhuri, R. K.; Singh, S. P.

Dispermic induction of interspecific androgenesis in the fish, Buenos Aires tetra using surrogate eggs of widow tetra
p. 0064 | Clifton, Justin D.; Pandian, T. J.

Research Communication
Optical limiting action in poly(dimethylacetylendicarboxylate)
p. 0075 | Al-Zier, Ali; Allahham, Ahmad; Allaf, Abdul W.

Single-pulse chemical shock tube for ignition delay measurements
p. 0078 | Nagaboopathy, M.; Vijayanand, C.; Hegde, Gopalkrishna; Reddy, K. P. J.; Arunan, E.

Dynamics of Anopheles culicifacies-transmitted malaria in the absence of effective zooprophylaxis in a riverine settlement in Gujarat, India
p. 0082 | Bhatt, R. M.; Srivastava, H. C.; Rajnikant; Yadav, R. S.

In vitro studies on evaluation of pro- and antioxidant properties of unspent tannins
p. 0087 | Sudha, M.; Gnanamani, A.

Sawdust as a superior carrier for production of multipurpose bioinoculant using plant growth promoting rhizobial and pseudomonad strains and their impact on productivity of Trifolium repense
p. 0090 | Arora, N. K.; Khare, Ekta; Naraian, R.; Maheshwari, D. K.

Seasonal variability in soil-surface CO2 efflux in selected young tree plantations in semi-arid eco-climate of Madurai
p. 0094 | Saraswathi, S. Gnaana; Lalrammawia, C.; Paliwal, Kailash

Influences of look angle and look direction of space-borne SAR sensor in geological feature delineation in Metasedimentary terrain of Kurnool Group of rocks, Andhra Pradesh
p. 0099 | Guba, Arindam; Kumar, K. Vinod; Kamaraju, M. V. V.

Regional metamorphism in the Haimanta Group of rocks, Sutlej river valley, NW Himalaya, India
p. 0104 | Thakur, S. S.; Tripathi, K.

Book Reviews
Quips, Quotes and Quanta - An Anecdotal History of Physics by Anton by by Anton Z. Capri
p. 0110 | Sreekantan, B. V.

The Story of Chemistry by Anirban Hazra
p. 0111 | Keshavamurthy, Srihari

Annual Review of Physiology, 2007 by D. Julius (ed. )
p. 0112 | Mathew, M. K.

Blind Men and the Elephant: Demysti­fying the Global IT Services Industry by Was Rahman and Priya Kurien
p. 0114 | Manohar, Swami

Personal News
S. K. Rangarajan (1932-2008)
p. 0115 | Arunachalam, S.; Baskaran, G.; Sebastian, K. L.

Historical Notes
Astronomical alignment of iron pillar and passageway at Udayagiri and date of Sanakanika inscription
p. 0117 | Hari, K. Chandra

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Corrigendum S. N. BOSE NATIONAL CENTRE FOR BASIC SCIENCES
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