Current Science
A Fortnightly Journal of Research
ISSN 0011-3891
Volume 98 - Issue 11: 10 Jun, 2010
In this Issue
In this issue
p. 1414

Editorial
Chemical Synthesis and the Synthetic Cell
p. 1415 | Balaram, P.

Correspondence
Admission to IISERs: why 2009 cut-off marks for 2010 applicants?
p. 1417 | Nangia, Ashwini

Will the NCHER Bill help take research back to educational institutes?
p. 1419 | Chaddah, P.

Remuneration for distinguished scientists
p. 1419 | Rao, Kalluri Subba

Is the future of oak (Quercus spp. ) forests safe in the Western Himalayas?
p. 1420 | Singh, Gajendra; Rawat, G. S.

Extramural research funding
p. 1421 | Singh, B. P.; Gupta, Rita

Meeting Report
Rice genetics
p. 1422 | Sundaram, R. M.; Viraktamath, B. C.; Rani, N. Shobha; Sarla, N.

The biotechnology of Bacillus thuringiensis and its environmental impact
p. 1426 | Biswal, Akshaya K.; Balachandran, S. M.; Padmakumari, A. P.; Mohan, M.; Viraktamath, B. C.

Influence of virtual conferences on bioinformatics in India and developing nations
p. 1428 | Suravajhala, Prashanth; Bizzaro, Jeffrey W.; Varadwaj, Pritish; Singh, Tiratha Raj; Gupta, Arun

News
Toads as astrologers of earthquakes
p. 1429 | Gururaja, K. V.

Research News
Be nice to crows, otherwise they will scold you!
p. 1430 | Bhadra, Anindita

Commentary
Gender asymmetry in selection tests at the pre-college level
p. 1432 | Singh, Vijay A.; Pathak, Praveen

Status of Himalayan yews in West Kameng district of Arunachal Pradesh
p. 1434 | Nimachow, Gibji; Rawat, J. S.; Dai, Oyi

Scientific Correspondence
Extension of Gundlakamma River Fault over Eastern Continental Margin of India
p. 1438 | Sarma, K. V. L. N. S.; Subrahmanyam, V.; Subrahmanyam, A. S.; Murthy, G. P. S.; Murthy, K. S. R.

In vitro propagation of the endemic and threatened Indian liverwort: Cryptomitrium himalayense Kash.
p. 1440 | Awasthi, Vishal; Nath, Virendra; Asthana, A. K.

General Articles
Fuelling the Indian economic engine by retooling Indian technical education
p. 1442 | Yadav, Vikramaditya G.; Yadav, Ganapati D.

Review Articles
Applications of stable and radioactive isotopes in soil science
p. 1458 | Bhat, M. I.; Bhat, M. A.; Faisul-ur-rasool

Research Articles
Tectonic history and occurrence of 2. 4 Ga mafic dyke swarms adjacent to Godavari Basin, Karimnagar, India
p. 1472 | Rao, J. Mallikharjuna; Rao, G. V. S. Poornachandra; Widdowson, M.; Yellappa, T.; Kelley, S. P.

Sustainable development planning in Pathri Rao sub-watershed using geospatial techniques
p. 1479 | Kushwaha, S. P. S.; Mukhopadhyay, Suchismita; Prasad, V. Hari; Kumar, Suresh

Isotopic characterization of dual monsoon precipitation - evidence from Kerala, India
p. 1487 | Warrier, C. Unnikrishnan; Babu, M. Praveen; Manjula, P.; Velayudhan, K. T.; Hameed, A. Shahul; Vasu, K.

Research Communication
Study of sunspots and sunspot cycles 1-24
p. 1496 | Pandey, S. K.; Shrivastava, Rahul; Borkar, L. K.; Tripathi, A. K.; Tripathi, Aka; Dubey, S. C.

Polarized microwave and RF radiation effects on the structure and stability of liquid water
p. 1500 | Rao, Manju Lata; Sedlmayr, Steven R.; Roy, Rustum; Kanzius, John

Chlorophyll a fluorescence measurements for validating the tolerant bryophytes for heavy metal (Pb) biomapping
p. 1505 | Tuba, Zoltan; Saxena, Dinesh K.; Srivastava, Kajal; Singh, Shivom; Czobel, Szilard; Kalaji, Hazem M.

Unique graft combination of tea, Cr-6017/UPASI-9
p. 1508 | Balasubramanian, S.; Netto, L. A.; Parathiraj, S.

Probable role of sediments in blinding the rupture - lessons from the 2004 Sumatra-Andaman earthquake and implication for the Himalayan earthquakes
p. 1518 | Gahalaut, V. K.

Linear sex ratio change in the clutch sequence of Melopsittacus undulatus
p. 1520 | Philip, Sunitha A.; Oommen, Mathew M.; Baiju, K. V.

Erratum: Is the biological productivity in the Bay of Bengal light limited?
p. 1523 | Kumar, S. Prasanna

Correction: Cloning of Sclerotium rolfsii lection gene and its nematicidal activity
p. 1523 | Bhat, R. S.

Book Reviews
The Making of India: Geodynamic Evolution by K. S. Valdiya
p. 1524 | Rajendran, C. P.

Tribute to a Titan - Birth Centenary of Homi Jehangir Bhabha by Dipan K. Ghosh and Arun K. Grover (eds)
p. 1525 | Malhotra, Richa

Nature at Work: Ongoing Saga of Evolution by V. P. Sharma (ed. )
p. 1526 | Dev, Vas

Personal News
K. S. Viswanathan (1929-2009)
p. 1528 | Ramdas, A. K.

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