Current Science
A Fortnightly Journal of Research
ISSN 0011-3891
Volume 113 - Issue 01: 10 Jul, 2017
In this Issue
In this issue
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Guest Editorial
An obsession with numbers: quantifying quality
p. 0007 | Sathyamurthy, N.

Video-chatting with young children
p. 0009 | Yadav, Savita; Chakraborty, Pinaki

Artificial borders in science and nations
p. 0009 | Ray, Suvendra Kumar

Science Last Fortnight
p. 0010

Meeting Report
Many-electron theory
p. 0014 | Pal, Sourav

National Conference on Technology Vision
p. 0015 | Thambi, Harikrishnan

Yes, Indian science does need a revamp, but how should we go about it?
p. 0017 | Menon, Gautam I.

Science, profit and innovation
p. 0018 | Bhaduri, Sumit

Scientific Correspondence
Energy harnessing routes of rice straw
p. 0021 | Mandal, S.; Bhattacharya, T. K.; Tanna, H. R.

Non-indigenous sea slug (Tenellia adspersa) in the southeast coast of the Arabian Sea, India
p. 0024 | Dhanya, A. M.; Jeyabaskaran, R.; Prema, D.; Chinnadurai, S.; Abhilash, K. S.; Sajikumar, K. K.; Kripa, V.

Technical Note
Indian Plant Virus Database – a platform for showcasing research on plant viruses in India
p. 0027 | Bhat, A. I.; Eapen, S. J.; Martin, Agath; John, Arun; Isaac, Neethu

General Articles
Population implosion and the model of cavitation applied to demography
p. 0030 | Săvoiu, Gheorghe; Simăn, Ion Iorga
doi: 10.18520/cs/v113/i01/30-34

Review Articles
Insights into the mechanism of lignocellulose degradation by versatile peroxidases
p. 0035 | Ravichandran, Aarthi; Sridhar, Manpal
doi: 10.18520/cs/v113/i01/35-42

Transgenics in ornamental crops: creating novelties in economically important cut flowers
p. 0043 | Sharma, Rishu; Messar, Yalek
doi: 10.18520/cs/v113/i01/43-52

Research Articles
Spatio-temporal organization and biomass dynamics of plant communities in a dry tropical peri-urban region: deterministic role of alien flora in anthropo-ecosystems
p. 0053 | Agrawal, Shachi; Narayan, Rup
doi: 10.18520/cs/v113/i01/53-62

A ‘six-step-strategy’ to evaluate competence of plant growth promoting microbial consortia
p. 0063 | Mishra, N.; Sundari, S. Krishna
doi: 10.18520/cs/v113/i01/63-70

Metagenomic analysis of total microbial diversity and antibiotic resistance of culturable microorganisms in raw chicken meat and mung sprouts (Phaseolus aureus) sold in retail markets of Mumbai, India
p. 0071 | Naik, Onkar A.; Shashidhar, Ravindranath; Rath, Devashish; Bandekar, Jayant R.; Rath, Archana
doi: 10.18520/cs/v113/i01/71-79

Developing sustainable models of arsenicmitigation technologies in the Middle-Ganga Plain in India
p. 0080 | Singh, Sushant K.; Taylor, Robert W.; Su, Haiyan
doi: 10.18520/cs/v113/i01/80-93

Impact of domestic and industrial effluent discharge on the tank ecosystem in Pallipattu block, Tamil Nadu, India
p. 0094 | Hemamalini, J.; Mudgal, B. V.; Sophia, J. D.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v113/i01/94-102

An updated account of mammal species and population status of ungulates in Keoladeo National Park, Bharatpur, Rajasthan
p. 0103 | Singh, Aakriti; Mukherjee, Aditi; Dookia, Sumit; Kumara, Honnavalli Nagaraj
doi: 10.18520/cs/v113/i01/103-111

Research Communication
SWIR albedo mapping of Mars using Mars Orbiter Mission data
p. 0112 | Singh, Ramdayal; Mishra, Manoj K.; Chauhan, Prakash
doi: 10.18520/cs/v113/i01/112-116

Fracture behaviour of fibre reinforced geopolymer concrete
p. 0116 | Kumar, S. Sundar; Pazhani, K. C.; Ravisankar, K.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v113/i01/116-122

Vulnerability of dairy-based livelihoods to climate variability and change: a study of Western Ghats region in Wayanad, Kerala
p. 0123 | Radhakrishnan, Aparna; Gupta, Jancy
doi: 10.18520/cs/v113/i01/123-129

Anatomy and functional status of haustoria in field grown sandalwood tree (Santalum album L.)
p. 0130 | Rocha, D.; Ashokan, P. K.; Santhoshkumar, A. V.; Anoop, E. V.; Sureshkumar, P.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v113/i01/130-133

Estimation and validation of actual evapotranspiration for wheat crop using SEBAL model over Hisar district, Haryana, India
p. 0134 | Bala, Anju; Pawar, Prakashkiran S.; Misra, Anil Kumar; Rawat, Kishan Singh
doi: 10.18520/cs/v113/i01/134-141

Numerical simulation of air-core vortex at intake
p. 0141 | Rabe, Behrouz Khadem; Sarkardeh, Hamed; Najafabadi, Seyyed Hossein Ghoreishi
doi: 10.18520/cs/v113/i01/141-147

New method for discharge hydrograph measurement of the free overflow with full-width, thin-plate weir
p. 0148 | Hovany, Lajos
doi: 10.18520/cs/v113/i01/148-154

Modulation of midgut peritrophins’ expression during Plasmodium infection in Anopheles stephensi (Diptera: Culicidae)
p. 0154 | Venkat Rao, V.; Kolli, Surendra Kumar; Bargava, Shruti; Chaitanya, R. K.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v113/i01/154-160

An assessment of crop damage and economic loss caused by elephants in Harohalli and Kodihalli ranges of Bannerghatta National Park, Karnataka, India
p. 0161 | Venkataramana, G. V.; Lingaraju, H. G.; Sreenivasa
doi: 10.18520/cs/v113/i01/161-167

Book Reviews
Annual Review of Cell and Developmental Biology, 2016, Randy Schekman, Larry Goldstein and Ruth Lehmann (eds)
p. 0168 | Nagaraj, R.

Where the River Flows: Scientific Reflections on Earth’s Waterways by Sean W. Fleming
p. 0170 | Sharma, Sudhirendar

Personal News
K. Chandrasekharan (1920–2017)
p. 0171 | Narasimhan, M. S.

Historical Notes
Records of sighting of Halley’s Comet in the 1531 apparition and an eclipse in Guru Nanak’s references
p. 0173 | Kapoor, R. C.

BIG Scheme: Opportunity for Academicians for Commercilization/Enterpreneurship - C-CAMP
p. 0180

BIG Scheme: Opportunity for Academicians for Commercilization/Enterpreneurship - C-CAMP
p. 0180

Early Career Fellowships in Biomedical Research - Wellcome Trust/DBT India Alliance
p. 0181

Junior Research Fellow - SRM University
p. 0182

Junior Research Fellow - SRM University
p. 0182

Junior Research Fellow - Yenepoya University
p. 0183

Science and Engineering Research Board
p. 0183

Workshops on Writing Science - Vigyan Prasar
p. 0184

Invites Nominations from Scientists/Researchers for forthcoming IODP expeditions - National Centre for Antarctic and Ocean Research
p. 0184

11th Call for Proposals under Biotechonology Ignition Grant - BIRAC
p. 0185

Introduction to Molecular Entomology - Agri Biotech Foundation
p. 0185

Project Engineer - IIT Kanpur
p. 0185

Admission to the Ph.D. Programme - IBAB
p. 0186

Kerala State Council for Science, Technology and Environment
p. 0186

Junior Research Fellow - Gujarat University, Navrangpura, Ahmedabad
p. 0186

Science Academies’ Refresher Course on Differential Equations and their Application
p. 0188

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