Current Science
A Fortnightly Journal of Research
ISSN 0011-3891
Volume 111 - Issue 4: 25 Aug, 2016
In this Issue
In this issue
p. 0598

Guest Editorial
Solar-DC: India towards energy independence
p. 0599 | Jhunjhunwala, Ashok

Coping with disability – suggestions to institutions
p. 0601 | Vijayan, M.

Shanghai rankings 2016: poor performance of Indian universities
p. 0601 | Virk, Hardev Singh

Response by
p. 0602 | Sengupta, Debashish

Measurement of background radiation
p. 0602 | Mohanty, R.

Science Last Fortnight
p. 0605

CSIR-NPL establishes facility for efficiency validation of solar cells
p. 0609 | Kumar, Sushil; Aswal, D. K.

Meeting Report
Technology Vision 2035
p. 0609 | Sheth, Parul R.

Air pollution linked to destruction of green belts in Delhi: a harsh reality
p. 0612 | Tripathi, Mayank

Enabling holistic approach towards women’s health through Draft National Health Policy, 2015
p. 0613 | Sangar, Sunita

Scientific Correspondence
Genetic fidelity studies in tissue culture raised plantlets of Himalayan poplar (Populus ciliata Wall.)
p. 0615 | Gaur, Ayesh; Aggarwal, Gaurav; Kumar, Pankaj; Srivastava, D. K.

Influence of flower colour and seasonality on plant invasion success
p. 0617 | Saidanyan, R. Indhar; Kamaladhasan, N.; Krishnankutty, N.; Chandrasekaran, S.

Automobile exhaust pollution: an imperceptible threat to sericulture in Kashmir, India
p. 0620 | Ahanger, Faroz Ahmad; Nazir, Ruqeya; Illahi, Irfan

Siderophores of haloalkaliphilic archaea from Lonar lake, Maharashtra, India
p. 0621 | Patil, Jaysing; Suryawanshi, Priyanka; Bajekal, Shyam

Technical Note
A differential electrometer for vector electric field measurements on a balloon platform
p. 0624 | Jawahar, K.; Manu, S.; Gurubaran, S.

General Articles
Reflecting on the International Year of Light and light-based technologies
p. 0627 | Khan, Sameen Ahmed
doi: 10.18520/cs/v111/i4/627-631

Food security indicators in India compared to similar countries
p. 0632 | Reddy, A. Amarender
doi: 10.18520/cs/v111/i4/632-640

Review Articles
Advanced trends in treatment of wounds
p. 0641 | Miranda, Oshin John; Srinivasan, Ganga
doi: 10.18520/cs/v111/i4/641-647

Research Articles
Hepatitis B virus genome analysis in patients of hepatocellular carcinoma and asymptomatic carriers from northern, southern and North East India
p. 0648 | Sarma, Manash Pratim; Ahmed, Giasuddin; Medhi, Subhash; Kar, Premashis
doi: 10.18520/cs/v111/i4/648-661

Ligand-tagged cationic liposome facilitates efficient gene delivery to folate receptors
p. 0662 | Gorle, Sridevi; Sewbalas, Alisha; Ariatti, Mario; Singh, Moganavelli
doi: 10.18520/cs/v111/i4/662-670

Upregulation of Th1 polarization by Taraxacum officinale in normal and immune suppressed mice
p. 0671 | Kour, Kiranjeet; Bani, Sarang; Sangwan, Payare Lal; Singh, Ajaydeep
doi: 10.18520/cs/v111/i4/671-685

Perennial to ephemeral transformation of a Lesser Himalayan watershed
p. 0686 | Rawat, Jiwan Singh; Govind, Ajit; Rawat, Geeta; Joshi, Mallickarjun; Rai, Shive Prakash; Gahlot, Navneet
doi: 10.18520/cs/v111/i4/686-693

Effect of numerical truncation error on implicit finite difference methods in groundwater transport models
p. 0694 | Sruthi, K. V.; Hyun-su, Kim
doi: 10.18520/cs/v111/i4/694-699

Bus travel time prediction under high variability conditions
p. 0700 | Reddy, Kranthi Kumar; Kumar, B. Anil; Vanajakshi, Lelitha Devi
doi: 10.18520/cs/v111/i4/700-711

Research Communications
Low-cost renewable hydrogen production using solar photovoltaic panel
p. 0712 | Sonwani, Saurabh; Prasad, Ram
doi: 10.18520/cs/v111/i4/712-716

Modelling of declining groundwater depth in Kurukshetra district, Haryana, India
p. 0717 | Patle, G. T.; Singh, D. K.; Sarangi, A.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v111/i4/717-723

DB IndAlgae: an on-line resource of marine algae from India identified on the basis of molecular and morphological features
p. 0723 | Bhushan, Satej; Mehra, Richa; Rani, Pooja; Bast, Felix
doi: 10.18520/cs/v111/i4/723-726

Trends, periodicities and discontinuities of precipitation in the Huangfuchuan Watershed, Loess Plateau, China
p. 0727 | He, Yi; Mu, Xingmin; Gao, Peng; Zhao, Guangju; Wang, Fei; Sun, Wenyi; Li, Pengfei; Song, Jinxi
doi: 10.18520/cs/v111/i4/727-733

Predatory stress paradigm to induce anxiety-like behaviour in juvenile male C57BL/6J mice
p. 0733 | Guimarães, Abraão Tiago Batista; Souza, Joyce Moreira de; Silva, Wellington Alves Mizael da; Mendes, Bruna de Oliveira; Queiroz, Joice Gomes de; Castro, André Luis da Silva; Malafaia, Guilherme
doi: 10.18520/cs/v111/i4/733-738

Transplantation worthiness of cryopreserved germ cells of Indian major carp rohu, Labeo rohita
p. 0739 | Patra, S.; Mishra, G.; Dash, S. K.; Verma, D. K.; Nandi, S.; Jayasankar, P.; Routray, P.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v111/i4/739-746

Foliar litter decomposition of four dominant tree species in the Hollongapar Gibbon Wildlife Sanctuary, Assam, North East India
p. 0747 | Sarkar, Moumita; Devi, Ashalata; Nath, Monoranjan
doi: 10.18520/cs/v111/i4/747-753

Status of regulation on traditional medicine formulations and natural products: Whither is India?
p. 0753 | Kumar, Nandini K.; Dua, Pradeep Kumar

Book Reviews
Essentials of Botanical Extraction: Principles and Applications, Subhash C. Mandal, Vivekananda Mandal and Anup Kumar Das
p. 0754 | Subramanian, Sarada

Where Mathematics Goes Wrong...: Mathematical Fallacies, Howlers & Number Tricks…., Sachin Vyavahare and V. K. Mangwani
p. 0755 | Jacob, Wallace

Personal News
B. P. Chandra (1946–2015)
p. 0756 | Virk, Hardev Singh

International Conference on Radiation Biology - SRM University
p. 0758

Science Academies’ 81st Refresher Course in Experimental Physics
p. 0759

Walk-In Exam cum Interviews for Research Positions Available - L V Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad
p. 0760

Science Academies’ Refresher Course on Experimental Biology: Orthodox to Modern
p. 0761

Call for proposals under BIRAC Innovation Post Masters Fellowship for igniting new market-led ideas - Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore
p. 0762

Junior Research Fellow - Aggarwal College Ballabgarh
p. 0762

Junior Research Fellow - Central University of South Bihar, Patna
p. 0763

Senior Research Fellow - National Aerospace Laboratories
p. 0763

Copy Editor and Accounts Assistant - Current Science Association
p. 0764

Junior Research Fellow - SRM University
p. 0764

Announcement of Opportunity for the Development of Science Instruments for the Future Mars Orbiter Mission - Indian Space Research Organisation
p. 0765

Research Fellow - Mangalore University
p. 0765

Refresher Course on ‘Molecular tools for gene identification and expression studies in crop plants’ - AGRI BIOTECH FOUNDATION
p. 0765

Senior Research Fellow - Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
p. 0765

Call for Abstracts - University of Kerala
p. 0766

DIRECTOR - Department of Atomic Energy
p. 0766

The Society for Biocontrol Advancement (SBA) operating from the Indian Council of Agricultural Research–National Bureau of Agricultural Insect Resources
p. 0766

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