Current Science
A Fortnightly Journal of Research
ISSN 0011-3891
Volume 113 - Issue 06: 25 Sep, 2017
In this Issue
In this issue
p. 1010

Guest Editorial
What should drive the idea of conservation: emotions or economics?
p. 1011 | Ganeshaiah, K. N.

Indian zoos can contribute towards ornithological research in novel ways
p. 1013 | Sharma, Bharat B.; Banerjee, Basu D.; Urfi, Abdul J.

Science Last Fortnight
p. 1014

Origins of life
p. 1018 | Priya, S.

DBT network programme enables northeastern students to deconstruct chemical interactions within local biodiversity
p. 1019 | Sharma, Dhruba; Olsson, Shannon; Ramakrishnan, Uma

Meeting Report
Workshop on science writing
p. 1020 | Priya, S.

Geochemistry, environmental and sedimentary geology
p. 1021 | Ghaznavi, Asma Amjad; Azharuddin, Syed

Urban meteorology and climate research in Asia
p. 1022 | Fung, J. C. H.; Chan, J. C. L.; Hunt, J. C. R.

Research News
The threat of extreme heat waves and human ‘survivability’ in South Asia
p. 1025 | Bala, G.; Tharammal, Thejna

Preprints should not be cited
p. 1026 | Silva, Jaime A. Teixeira Da

Mainstreaming corporate engagement for progress towards the future – Sustainable Development Goals 2030
p. 1027 | Jasmine, Biba

An alternate energy future for India – its implication for India’s climate pledge and the global goal of limiting warming to safe levels
p. 1028 | Chaturvedi, Rajiv Kumar; Hiremath, Mitavachan

Scientific Correspondence
Biogeographic delineation of the Indian Trans-Himalaya: need for revision
p. 1032 | Kumar, Amit; Adhikari, Bhupendra S.; Rawat, G. S.

Multi-criteria sustainability assessment of coal and solar power generation in India
p. 1034 | Mitavachan, H.; Srinivasan, J.

Dolomitic carbonatite from the Chotanagpur Granite Gneiss Complex: a new DARC (Deformed Alkaline Rocks and Carbonatite) in the Precambrian shield of India
p. 1038 | Das, Satabdi; Dasgupta, Nandini; Sanyal, Sanjoy; Sengupta, Shyamal; Karmakar, Subrata; Sengupta, Pulak

General Articles
Astronomy of tribals of central India
p. 1041 | Vahia, M. N.; Halkare, Ganesh
doi: 10.18520/cs/v113/i06/1041-1049

Biofortification in cereals: progress and prospects
p. 1050 | Neeraja, C. N.; Babu, V. Ravindra; Ram, Sewa; Hossain, Firoz; Hariprasanna, K.; Rajpurohit, B. S.; Prabhakar; Longvah, T.; Prasad, K. S.; Sandhu, J. S.; Datta, Swapan K.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v113/i06/1050-1057

Pesticide use in Indian cardamom needs change in cultivation practices
p. 1058 | Murugan, M.; Dhanya, M. K.; Ravi, R.; Anandhi, A.; Kurien, Sajan
doi: 10.18520/cs/v113/i06/1058-1063

Review Articles
Role of earthworm in improving soil structure and functioning
p. 1064 | Sharma, D. K.; Tomar, S.; Chakraborty, D.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v113/i06/1064-1071

Research Articles
Possibilistic reformed fuzzy local information clustering technique for noisy microarray image spots segmentation
p. 1072 | Biju, V. G.; Mythili, P.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v113/i06/1072-1080

Improved criteria on robust analysis for linear system using convex combination and geometric sequence methods
p. 1081 | Chen, Hao; Wang, Huazhang; Zhang, Zhenzhen
doi: 10.18520/cs/v113/i06/1081-1089

Early–Middle Eocene exhumation of the Trans-Himalayan Ladakh Batholith, and the India–Asia convergence
p. 1090 | Kumar, Rajeev; Jain, A. K.; Lal, Nand; Singh, Sandeep
doi: 10.18520/cs/v113/i06/1090-1098

Molecular characterization and toxin-typing of Clostridium difficile isolates of dogs and pigs from Assam and Mizoram of North East India
p. 1099 | Das, B.; Sharma, R. K.; Borah, P.; Das, S.; Barkalita, L. M.; Devi, R. K. Mandakini; Baishya, B. C.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v113/i06/1099-1106

Modelling of plankton and forage fish variability in the Gulf of Kachchh using 2D coupled physico-biological model
p. 1107 | Kumar, Vijay; Jayaraman, Girija; Kumari, Beena
doi: 10.18520/cs/v113/i06/1107-1119

Prediction of total load transport of an Indian alluvial river to estimate unmeasured bed load through an alternative approach
p. 1120 | Waikhom, Sahita I.; Yadav, S. M.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v113/i06/1120-1128

Research Communications
The attitude of undergraduate medical students towards research: a case study from two medical colleges in Maharashtra, India
p. 1129 | Dsouza, Mark A.; Balakrishnan, Tanya; Vora, Manan; Pereira, Bryan M.; Palkar, Devashish; Zaman, Babar; Khandekar, Rajiv
doi: 10.18520/cs/v113/i06/1129-1134

Dual polarization lidar for remote sensing of aerosols and clouds in the atmosphere
p. 1134 | Patel, Ajay Kumar; Yellapragada, Bhavani Kumar; Vishnu, R.; Murti, M. V. R.; Samuel, James Jebaseelan
doi: 10.18520/cs/v113/i06/1134-1138

Photoluminescence properties of Dy3+-doped LaOF nanophosphor for white LED applications
p. 1139 | Suresh, C.; Ningappa, C.; Nagaveene, V. M.; Umeshareddy, K.; Girisha, K. M.; Nagabhushana, H.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v113/i06/1139-1141

In vitro micropropagation, total phenolic content and comparative antioxidant activity of different extracts of Sesbania grandiflora (L.) Pers.
p. 1142 | Vinothini, Krishnamoorthy; Devi, Masilamani Sri; Shalini, Veronica; Sekar, Sudharshan; Semwal, Ruchi Badoni; Arjun, Pandian; Semwal, Deepak Kumar
doi: 10.18520/cs/v113/i06/1142-1147

Effect of gasifier effluent on agricultural production and soil
p. 1148 | Tripathi, Lata; Dubey, Anil Kumar; Mishra, A. K.; Tripathi, C. B.; Baredar, Prashant
doi: 10.18520/cs/v113/i06/1148-1152

Effects of bedding on hydraulic fracturing in coalbed methane reservoirs
p. 1153 | Jiang, Tingting; Zhang, Jianhua; Huang, Gang; Song, Shaoxian; Wu, Hao
doi: 10.18520/cs/v113/i06/1153-1159

Deformational characteristics of Donglinxin slope induced by reservoir fluctuation and rainfall
p. 1159 | Yu, J.; Wang, R. B.; Zhang, J. C.; Yan, L.; Meng, Q. X.; Zhang, C.; Li, X. Z.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v113/i06/1159-1166

Nutrients removed from the soil decide the nutritional security of a nation: the case of iron and zinc in India
p. 1167 | Ganeshamurthy, A. N.; Kalaivanan, D.; Manjunath, B. L.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v113/i06/1167-1173

Status of zinc fractions in soils of Cooch Behar district, West Bengal, India
p. 1173 | Gogoi, Sharmme; Banik, G. C.; Kundu, A.; Mukhopadhyay, S.; Mukhopadhyay, D.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v113/i06/1173-1178

Book Reviews
Integrated Management of Insect Pests on Canola and other Brassica Oilseed Crops. by Gadi V. P. Reddy (ed.)
p. 1179 | Raman, Anantanarayanan

Bridging the Communication Gap in Science and Technology: Lessons from India. by Pallava Bagla and V. V. Binoy (eds).
p. 1180 | Basu, Biman

Personal News
Narendra Kumar (1940–2017)
p. 1183 | Ramakrishna, S. Anantha; Jayannavar, Arun M.

A. T. Natarajan (1928–2017)
p. 1185 | Kesavan, P. C.; Swaminathan, M. S.

Supriya Mohan Sengupta (1932–2017)
p. 1187 | Basu, Abhijit

Historical Notes
Keshab Chandra Sarma (1898–1973) – an eminent mycologist in tea of North East India
p. 1189 | Dutta, P.; Sandilya, S. P.; Bhattacharyya, P. N.; Sarmah, S. R.; Tanti, A. J.; Madhab, M.; Begum, R.

The upgraded GMRT: opening new windows on the radio Universe
p. 1190 | Gupta, Y.

Research opportunities for exceptionally talented and strongly motivated students - Tate Institute of Fundamental Research
p. 1191

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Neutron and MuSR Science to work under Indo-ISIS project at Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (RAL), UK - Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research
p. 1192

Science Academies’ Refresher Course in Experimental Physics
p. 1193

Science Academies’ Refresher Course on Molecular Biology of Cell
p. 1194

Science Academies’ Refresher Course in Plant Taxonomy and Ethnobotany
p. 1195

Science Academies’ Refresher Course in Experimental Physics
p. 1196

Science Academies’ Refresher Course on ‘Experimental Approaches to Molecular Microbiology and Cell Biology’
p. 1197

Career Opportunities for Scientists - National Institute of Immunology, India
p. 1198

Workshop on Advanced Research Techniques on Genomics, Proteomics and Bioinformatics - National Facility for Marine Cyanobacteria
p. 1198

Admission to the PhD Programme of Manipal University
p. 1199

Workshop on Science Writing - Current Science Association
p. 1199

JRF/Project Assistant - Karunya University
p. 1200

Junior Research Fellow and Project Assistant - SRM University
p. 1200

POST-DOCTORAL RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS - Institute of Nano Science and Technology
p. 1201

Award Year 2017 - Odisha Bigyan Academy
p. 1201

Junior Research Fellows - SRM University
p. 1202

Announces a One Week Hands-on Training Programme in Plant Tissue Culture from 23 to 28 October 2017 - Agri Biotech Foundation
p. 1202

BATTERY – 2017 - Coimbatore
p. 1202

Invites Proposal for sponsoring projects in the area of Life Science - Ministry of Defence
p. 1203

Call for Research Proposals for 2017–18 - Science and Technology of Yoga and Meditation
p. 1204

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