Current Science
A Fortnightly Journal of Research
ISSN 0011-3891
Volume 110 - Issue 11: 10 Jun, 2016
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In this issue
p. 2042

Guest Editorial
Ayurvedic biology
p. 2043 | Valiathan, M. S.

Correspondence
Carbon-negative biochar from weed biomass for agricultural research in India
p. 2045 | Das, Shaon Kumar; Avasthe, R. K.; Singh, Matber

Need for phytolith-occluded carbon research in India
p. 2046 | Nath, Arun Jyoti

Time to publish: the scientific efficiency of nations
p. 2047 | Prathap, Gangan

Meeting Report
Utilization of vertical spaces for horticultural crop production in urban and peri-urban areas
p. 2048 | Aswath, C.; Selvakumar, G.; Zimmerman, Christine; Bajikar, Mohan

Opinion
Classical mechanics, complexity and the methodology
p. 2050 | Deng, Kuiying

Commentary
All that is green does not conserve: green certification of aquarium fishes in India
p. 2054 | Iyer, Priyanka; Raghavan, Rajeev; Dahanukar, Neelesh; Sood, Nikhil; Molur, Sanjay

Scientific Correspondence
Monitoring of forest fires from space – ISRO’s initiative for near real-time monitoring of the recent forest fires in Uttarakhand, India
p. 2057 | Jha, Chandra Shekhar; Gopalakrishnan, Rajashekar; Thumaty, Kiran Chand; Singhal, Jayant; Reddy, C. Sudhakar; Singh, Jyoti; Pasha, S. Vazeed; Middinti, Suresh; Praveen, Mutyala; Murugavel, Arul Raj; Reddy, S. Yugandhar; Vedantam, Mani Kumar; Yadav, Anil; Rao, G. Srinivasa; Parsi, Gururao Diwakar; Dadhwal, Vinay Kumar

Inheritance of andromonoecy in ridge gourd (Luffa acutangula Roxb.) L.
p. 2060 | Varalakshmi, B.; Suchitha, Y.

Feasibility of quinoa cultivation in Ladakh
p. 2062 | Raj, Anup; Dwivedi, Sanjai K.

New orchids record in the flora of China
p. 2064 | Liu, Qiang; Gao, Jiang-Yun

General Articles
Some contributions to neutron scattering in India and Asia-Oceania Region: 1958–2012
p. 2067 | Dasannacharya, B. A.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v110/i11/2067-2078

Impact of parental socio-economic factors on the performance of students in IIT-JEE
p. 2079 | Kumar, Naresh
doi: 10.18520/cs/v110/i11/2079-2081

Role of financial agencies in integrating small farmers into a sustainable value chain: a synthesis-based on successful value chain financing efforts
p. 2082 | Patil, Shridhar; Aditya; Jha, Ajay K.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v110/i11/2082-2090

Heritage as life-values: a study of the cultural heritage concept
p. 2091 | Josefsson, Johan; Aronsson, Inga-Lill
doi: 10.18520/cs/v110/i11/2091-2098

Review Articles
Occurrence of ornamental fishes: a looming danger for Inland fish diversity of India
p. 2099 | Sandilyan, S.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v110/i11/2099-2104

Research Articles
Impact of the upper tropospheric cooling trend over Central Asia on the Indian summer monsoon rainfall and the Bay of Bengal cyclone tracks
p. 2105 | Joseph, P. V.; Bindu, G.; Preethi, B.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v110/i11/2105-2113

Characterizing fruit and vegetable peels as bioadsorbents
p. 2114 | Pathak, Pranav D.; Mandavgane, Sachin A.; Kulkarni, Bhaskar D.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v110/i11/2114-2123

An alternative approach of toxic heavy metal removal by Arthrobacter phenanthrenivorans: assessment of surfactant production and oxidative stress
p. 2124 | Banerjee, Goutam; Ray, Arun Kumar; Pandey, Shubhant; Kumar, Ravi
doi: 10.18520/cs/v110/i11/2124-2128

One-step production of biodiesel from waste cooking oil catalysed by SO3H-functionalized quaternary ammonium ionic liquid
p. 2129 | Qi, Jing-Juan; Lin, Jin-Qing; Fu, Hong-Quan
doi: 10.18520/cs/v110/i11/2129-2134

Research Communication
Development of a cerium-doped lanthanum bromide gamma-ray spectrometer for planetary missions and feasibility studies for determination of elemental abundances of radioactive elements (Th, K and U)
p. 2135 | Panda, D. K.; Banerjee, D.; Patel, A. R.; Shukla, A. D.; Goyal, S. K.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v110/i11/2135-2138

The effect of meteorological events on sea surface height variations along the northwestern Persian Gulf
p. 2138 | Khalilabadi, Mohammad Reza
doi: 10.18520/cs/v110/i11/2138-2141

Flow properties of sandstone and carbonate rocks by X-ray computed tomography
p. 2142 | Zakirov, T. R.; Galeev, A. A.; Korolev, E. A.; Statsenko, E. O.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v110/i11/2142-2148

Variations in soil alter availability of carlinoside: an anti-hepatitic compound from Cajanus cajan (Linn.) leaves
p. 2148 | Das, Subhasish; Mukherjee, Sandip; Kundu, Rakesh; Bhattacharyya, Pradip; Duary, Buddhadeb; Bhattacharya, Satya Sundar
doi: 10.18520/cs/v110/i11/2148-2154

The new invasive pest Tuta absoluta (Meyrick) (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae) in India and its natural enemies along with evaluation of Trichogrammatids for its biological control
p. 2155 | Ballal, Chandish R.; Gupta, Ankita; Mohan, M.; Lalitha, Y.; Verghese, Abraham
doi: 10.18520/cs/v110/i11/2155-2159

Teak (Tectona grandis L.f.): a preferred timber for shipbuilding in India as evidenced from shipwrecks
p. 2160 | Tripati, Sila; Shukla, S. R.; Shashikala, S.; Sardar, Areef
doi: 10.18520/cs/v110/i11/2160-2165

Discrimination of basmati and non-basmati rice types using polarimetric target decomposition of temporal SAR data
p. 2166 | Kumar, Vineet; Kumari, Mamta; Saha, S. K.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v110/i11/2166-2169

The gut-associated Klebsiella sp. of the apple snail produces multiple polysaccharide degrading enzymes
p. 2170 | Imran, Md.; Saida, Bhukya; Ghadi, Sanjeev C.; Verma, Pankaj; Shouche, Yogesh
doi: 10.18520/cs/v110/i11/2170-2172

Application of computational methods in fish species identification based on mitochondrial DNA sequences
p. 2172 | Negi, R. K.; Joshi, Bheem Dutt; Johnson, J. A.; Goyal, S. P.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v110/i11/2172-2176

Habitat preference of Indian peafowl (Pavo cristatus) in selected areas of Palakkad district, Kerala, India
p. 2177 | Ranjith, V.; Jose, Boby
doi: 10.18520/cs/v110/i11/2177-2182

Book Reviews
The Most Wanted Man in China: My Journey from Scientist to Enemy of the State by Fang Lizhi
p. 2183 | Mande, Chintamani; Mande, Shekhar C.

Annual Review of Pathology: Mechanisms of Disease, 2015, Abul K. Abbas, Stephen J. Galli and Peter M. Howley (eds)
p. 2184 | Pai, Sanjay A.

Personal News
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p. 2186 | Kishore, Asha

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