Current Science
A Fortnightly Journal of Research
ISSN 0011-3891
Volume 110 - Issue 01: 10 Jan, 2016
In this Issue
In this issue
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Guest Editorial
Should I return my Sahitya Akademi Award?
p. 0007 | Narlikar, Jayant V.

Correspondence
Chennai flood of 1–5 December 2015: an extreme climatic event?
p. 0009 | Balakrishnan, S.

Make in India – some suggestions
p. 0009 | Rao, A. S.

Higher education and Indian science – start with the school education
p. 0010 | Lavakare, P. J.

The dark side of thermal printed paper
p. 0011 | Gogoi, Ankur; Neog, Bijoy

Outbreak of dengue in Tamil Nadu, India – a rejoinder
p. 0012 | Arun, P. R.

Response: Outbreak of dengue in Tamil Nadu, India – a rejoinder
p. 0013 | Chandran, R.

News
2015 UNESCO Sultan Qaboos Prize for Environmental Preservation
p. 0015 | Khan, Sameen Ahmed

A sci-fi film about a Mars survivor calls our attention to the importance of microbiome in agriculture
p. 0015 | Gopal, Murali; Gupta, Alka

Meeting Report
Altmetric manifesto completes five years (2010–2015)
p. 0017 | Dutta, Bidyarthi

Commentary
The JEE conundrum revisited: a time for course correction
p. 0018 | Mehra, Anurag

Scientific Correspondence
Nitric oxide protects the quiescent human normal lung fibroblast cells after γ-irradiation
p. 0023 | Dai, Jiawen; Baskar, Rajamanickam

Utility of DNA barcoding for identification of bird-strike samples from India
p. 0025 | Gaikwad, Swapnil Sopan; Munot, Hitendra; Shouche, Yogesh S.

Performance of Apis mellifera L. in cabbage hybrid seed production in net houses
p. 0028 | Chandel, Y. S.; Sagar, Vidya; Parmar, S.

Propagation techniques of Zanthoxylum alatum Roxb. (a Himalayan toothache shrub)
p. 0030 | Daudi, Parvez; Bisht, Kuber Singh; Pandey, Vivek

Rediscovery of Phyllanthus macrocalyx Mull. Arg. (Phyllanthaceae), a rare endemic species of the Western Ghats, India
p. 0033 | Kumar, V. V. Naveen; Prabhukumar, K. M.; Bhavadas, N.; Sunil, C. N.; Balachandran, Indira

General Articles
Trends of publications and patents on metallic fuel development for fast reactors
p. 0036 | Banerjee, Joydipta; Prakasan, E. R.; Kutty, T. R. G.; Bhanumurthy, K.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v110/i1/36-43

Drosophila as a model for mosquito: olfactory signals and host seeking behaviour
p. 0044 | Paddibhatla, Indira; Mishra, Rakesh Kumar
doi: 10.18520/cs/v110/i1/44-46

Review Articles
Anti-inflammatory and wound healing properties of Malaysia Tualang honey
p. 0047 | Devasvaran, Kogilavanee; Yong, Yoke-Keong
doi: 10.18520/cs/v110/i1/47-51

1-Naphthaleneacetic acid in rice cultivation
p. 0052 | Basuchaudhuri, P.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v110/i1/52-56

Research Articles
Studies on the maintenance of ‘self-sustained’ mosquito vector population in Vaigai river, South India
p. 0057 | Kamaladhasan, N.; Tyagi, B. K.; Swamy, P. S.; Chandrasekaran, S.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v110/i1/57-68

Research Communication
Statistical and analytical study of guided abstractive text summarization
p. 0069 | Kallimani, Jagadish S.; Srinivasa, K. G.; Reddy, B. Eswara
doi: 10.18520/cs/v110/i1/69-72

Calibration of NMR spectroscopy for accurate estimation of oil content in sunflower, safflower and castor seeds
p. 0073 | Yadav, Praduman; Murthy, I. Y. L. N.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v110/i1/73-76

Arsenic and other metals in the groundwater samples of Ranchi city, Jharkhand, India
p. 0076 | Tirkey, Poonam; Bhattacharya, Tanushree; Chakraborty, Sukalyan
doi: 10.18520/cs/v110/i1/76-80

Assessment of flood vulnerability at village level for Kandi block of Murshidabad district, West Bengal
p. 0081 | Mollah, Swati
doi: 10.18520/cs/v110/i1/81-86

Glossifungites ichnofabric signifying Crustacean colonization in early Permian Barakar Formation, Talchir Coal Basin, India
p. 0086 | Bhattacharya, Biplab; Banerjee, Sudipto; Bandyopadhyay, Sandip
doi: 10.18520/cs/v110/i1/86-91

Ascertaining the neotectonic activities in the southern part of Shillong Plateau through geomorphic parameters and remote sensing data
p. 0091 | Imsong, Watinaro; Choudhury, Swapnamita; Phukan, Sarat
doi: 10.18520/cs/v110/i1/91-98

Book Reviews
Recent Advances in Weed Management, Vol. 1, Bhagirath S. Chauhan and Gulshan Mahajan (eds)
p. 0099 | Srivastava, Rajani

Annual Review of Entomology, 2015, May R. Berenbaum, Ring T. Cardé and Gene E. Robinson (eds)
p. 0100 | Shakarad, Mallikarjun N.

A Systematic Revision of the Land Snails of the Western Ghats of India, Raheem, D. C. et al.
p. 0101 | Pethiyagoda, Rohan

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Invites Nominations for different Awards for the Biennium 2015–2016 - National Academy of Agricultural Sciences
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Summer Programme - Tata Institute of Fundamental Research
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Nominations Invited for Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize for Science and Technology – 2016
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Research Chairs - Karpagam Academy of Higher Education
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Invites applications for the post of VICE CHANCELLOR - Homi Bhabha National Institute
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