Current Science
A Fortnightly Journal of Research
ISSN 0011-3891
Volume 112 - Issue 05: 10 Mar, 2017
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In this Issue
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Guest Editorial
Climate smart agriculture: are we poised to outsmart climate change impacts?
p. 0891 | Venkateswarlu, B.

Correspondence
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

News
Science Last Fortnight
p. 0898

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

Opinion
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

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