Current Science
A Fortnightly Journal of Research
ISSN 0011-3891
Volume 112 - Issue 05: 10 Mar, 2017
1st International Conference on Large-scale grid integration of Renewable Energy in India - Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit
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In this Issue
In this Issue
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Guest Editorial
Climate smart agriculture: are we poised to outsmart climate change impacts?
p. 0891 | Venkateswarlu, B.

Need for a socially consistent science and technology policy
p. 0893 | Virk, Hardev Singh

Sikkim claims India’s first mixed-criteria UNESCO World Heritage Site
p. 0893 | O’Neill, Alexander R.

Meeting Report
Potential pathways for increasing the productivity of wheat and barley
p. 0894 | Pratap Singh, Gyanendra; Sharma, R. K.; Sendhil, R.

Pomegranate fruit cracking in dryland farming
p. 0896 | Pal, R. K.; Singh, N. V.; Maity, Ashis

Science Last Fortnight
p. 0898

Research News
Emerging field of tardigrades and their stress tolerance
p. 0902 | Harikumar, R. S.; Eswarappa, Sandeepa M.

Woes of interdisciplinary home bound scientists in India
p. 0904 | Daniel, R. Shibu; Srivastava, Ashutosh

Scientific Correspondence
Compiler bootstrapping and cross-compilation
p. 0906 | Gupta, Twinkle; Yadav, Sanya; Chakraborty, Pinaki

Prominent precursory signatures observed in soil and water radon data at multi-parametric geophysical observatory, Ghuttu for Mw 7.8 Nepal earthquake
p. 0907 | Chauhan, Vishal; Dhamodharan, S.; Rawat, Gautam; Hazarika, Devajit; Gautam, P. K. R.; Kumar, Naresh

Mineral chemistry of synchysite from Dhani granite, Pali district, Rajasthan, India
p. 0910 | Jena, Debabrata; Gantait, Arindam; Das, Utpol Kumar

Colonization of algae and cyanobacteria on calcareous remains of dead animals in Larsemann Hills, East Antarctica
p. 0913 | Das, Sudipta Kumar; Singh, Devendra

General Articles
Paris Agreement; research, monitoring and reporting requirements for India
p. 0916 | Ravindranath, N. H.; Chaturvedi, Rajiv Kumar; Kumar, Poornima
doi: 10.18520/cs/v112/i05/916-922

Research performance of Indian Institutes of Technology
p. 0923 | Banshal, Sumit Kumar; Singh, Vivek Kumar; Basu, Aparna; Muhuri, Pranab Kumar
doi: 10.18520/cs/v112/i05/923-932

Dispersion of the Asiatic lion Panthera leo persica and its survival in human-dominated landscape outside the Gir forest, Gujarat, India
p. 0933 | Singh, H. S.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v112/i05/933-940

Associations between longevity and subjective well-being by country
p. 0941 | Qian, Ge
doi: 10.18520/cs/v112/i05/941-945

Review Articles
Technologies, optimization and analytical parameters in gastroretentive drug delivery systems
p. 0946 | Chordiya, Mayur; Gangurde, Hemant; Borkar, Vijay
doi: 10.18520/cs/v112/i05/946-953

Research Articles
Soft computing-based traffic density estimation using automated traffic sensor data under Indian conditions
p. 0954 | Raj, Jithin; Bahuleyan, Hareesh; Ramesh, V.; Vanajakshi, Lelitha Devi
doi: 10.18520/cs/v112/i05/954-964

Development of a new in ovo model for the assessment of nephrotoxicity and its comparison with an existing in vivo model
p. 0965 | Das, Joyani; Sasmal, Dinakar; Mazumder, Papiya Mitra; Singh, Kaushal Kumar
doi: 10.18520/cs/v112/i05/965-972

Influence of end anchorage on shear strengthening of reinforced concrete beams using CFRP composites
p. 0973 | Frederick, Franklin F. R.; Sharma, U. K.; Gupta, V. K.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v112/i05/973-981

Therapeutic properties of processed aqueous extract of Asteracantha longifolia in the human
p. 0982 | Murthy, G. Satyanarayana; Francis, T. P.; Singh, C. Rajendra; Somasundar, K.; Nagendra, H. G.; Sridhar, N. B.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v112/i05/982-988

Methane and nitrous oxide emission from Kharif rice field as influenced by nutrients and moisture regimes in new alluvial agroclimatic region of West Bengal
p. 0989 | Saha, G.; Kar, B.; Karmakar, S.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v112/i05/989-995

Growth of sculpted forms in bedrock channels (Miño River, northwest Spain)
p. 0996 | Álvarez-Vázquez, Miguel Ángel; Uña-Álvarez, Elena De
doi: 10.18520/cs/v112/i05/996-1002

Scientometric profile of global rice research during 1985–2014
p. 1003 | Liu, Bin; Zhang, Lu; Wang, Xianwen
doi: 10.18520/cs/v112/i05/1003-1011

Research Communication
Excellence and diversity mapping of research in IISc, IITs, NUS and NTU
p. 1012 | Prathap, Gangan
doi: 10.18520/cs/v112/i05/1012-1015

ABCD matrix formalism to determine nonlinear refraction coefficient by Z-scan technique
p. 1015 | Sahoo, Chakradhar; Naraharisetty, Sri Ram G.; Rao, D. Narayana; Sreeramulu, V.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v112/i05/1015-1019

Reducing aircraft radar cross-section with owl wing type serrated trailing edges
p. 1020 | Teja, T. Sai; Vaghela, Manoj B.; Chatterjee, Avijit
doi: 10.18520/cs/v112/i05/1020-1023

Indigenous development of a millikelvin refrigerator at VECC, Kolkata
p. 1023 | Das, Nisith Kr.; Pradhan, Jedidiah; Mondal, Bidhan Ch; Roy, Anindya; Naser, Z. A.; Kumar, Pradeep
doi: 10.18520/cs/v112/i05/1023-1028

Flash flood disaster threat to Indian rail bridges: a spatial simulation study of Machak River flood, Madhya Pradesh
p. 1028 | Rao, K. H. V. Durga; Shravya, A.; Rao, V. Venkateshwar; Dadhwal, V. K.; Diwakar, P. G.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v112/i05/1028-1033

Spatial and temporal distribution pattern of camptothecin in seeds and fruits of Pyrenacantha volubilis Hook. (Icacinaceae) during different fruit developmental stages
p. 1034 | Suma, Hirenallur Kumarappa; Kumar, Vadlapudi; Kumara, Patel Mohana; Srimany, Amitava; Ravikanth, Gudasalamani; Umapathy, Senthil Kumar; Pradeep, Thalappil; Vasudeva, Ramesh; Shaanker, Ramanan Uma
doi: 10.18520/cs/v112/i05/1034-1038

A cognitive method for building detection from high-resolution satellite images
p. 1038 | Chandra, Naveen; Ghosh, Jayanta Kumar
doi: 10.18520/cs/v112/i05/1038-1044

Iron oxide–copper–gold mineralization at Thanewasna, western Bastar Craton
p. 1045 | Dora, M. L.; Ramachandra, H. M.; Suresh, G.; Randive, K. R.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v112/i05/1045-1050

Geological evolution of Kachchh: an epitome of successive Phanerozoic events
p. 1051 | Roy, A. B.; Chatterjee, Alokesh; Chauhan, N. K.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v112/i05/1051-1056

Book Reviews
Ultrafast Biophotonics, P. Vasa and D. Mathur
p. 1057 | Lienau, Christoph

Informal Sector Innovations: Insights from the Global South, Mammo Muchie, Saradindu Bhaduri, Angathevar Baskaran and Fayaz Ahmad Sheikh (eds)
p. 1057 | Sharma, Gautam

Applications Invited for Ph.D. in Conservation Science and Sustainability Studies - ATREE
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Science Academies’ Refresher Course on Crustal Strength Rheology and Seismicity
p. 1060

Science Academies Refresher Course in Experimental Physics
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Admission to NIAS Doctoral Programme 2017–18 - National Institute of Advanced Studies
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Science Academies’ Refresher Course on Statistical Physics and its Application
p. 1063

Nominations are Invited for Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize for Science and Technology 2017
p. 1064

5th National Level Workshop on Taxonomy, Biodiversity, Ex Situ Conservation and Applications of Fungi - National Fungal Culture Collection of India
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Scientist required for Pollution Monitoring Laboratory - Centre for Science and Environment
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Invitation for Innovative Research Proposals 37th Indian Scientific Expedition to Antarctica - Earth System Science Organization
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Junior Research Fellow - Charotar University of Science and Technology
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Junior Research Fellow - SRM University
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Research Associate - Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Sientific Research
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Junior Research Fellow - Madurai Kamaraj University
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Project Assistant - Rajiv Gandhi University
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Junior Research Fellowship - Mangalore University
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Faculty Position - Bose Institute, Kolkata
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Technical Assistant - Jain University
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