Current Science
A Fortnightly Journal of Research
ISSN 0011-3891
Volume 113 - Issue 07: 10 Oct, 2017
In this Issue
In this issue
p. 1210

Guest Editorial
Water resource management in India
p. 1211 | Jain, Sharad K.

Correspondence
Making progress, but not rapidly: is India’s academic research outcome commensurate with its GERD?
p. 1213 | Prathap, Gangan

Subject ranking of universities
p. 1214 | Zhao, Star X.; Qiao, Lili

News
Science Last Fortnight
p. 1216

Meeting Report
Drinking water quality awareness in rural areas
p. 1220 | Bharti, Pawan Kumar

Modelling natural and synthetic biological networks
p. 1221 | Raghunathan, Anu; Athale, Chaitanya A.

Opinion
An expedition from ‘time-pass research’ to innovative research
p. 1222 | Chandrasekaran, S.

Commentary
Food, fuel and climate change: India’s trilemma
p. 1224 | Kaushal, Priyanka

Identification of seminal works that built the foundation for functional magnetic resonance imaging studies of taste and food
p. 1225 | Yeung, Andy Wai Kan

Scientific Correspondence
Assessment of the valley-blocking ‘So Bhir’ landslide near Mantam village, North Sikkim, India, using satellite images
p. 1228 | Martha, Tapas R.; Roy, Priyom; Kumar, K. Vinod

Physical and geochemical parameters of surface-water bodies around the oil refinery at Bina, Sagar district, Central India
p. 1230 | Khatik, Jemini; Kathal, P. K.

General Articles
Why India needs a National Electricity Council
p. 1233 | Srikanth, R.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v113/i07/1233-1241

A glimpse of doctoral training among Swarnajayanti Fellows
p. 1242 | Singh, Inderpal
doi: 10.18520/cs/v113/i07/1242-1245

Review Articles
Indian fertilizer policies: revisiting the odyssey and lessons from abroad
p. 1246 | Praveen, K. V.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v113/i07/1246-1254

Breeding of ornamentals: tuberose (Polianthes tuberosa L.)
p. 1255 | Datta, S. K.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v113/i07/1255-1263

Special Section: Recent Trends in Diabetes Research
Preface
p. 1264 | Balasubramanyam, M.; Mohan, V.

Clinical islet cell transplantation – recent advances
p. 1267 | Saravanan, Prathab Balaji; Loganathan, Gopalakrishnan; Naziruddin, Bashoo; Balamurugan, Appakalai N.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v113/i07/1267-1276

Genetic basis of monogenic diabetes
p. 1277 | Radha, V.; Mohan, V.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v113/i07/1277-1286

Role of inflammation in diabetic retinopathy: therapeutic targets
p. 1287 | Hobbs, Samuel; Monickaraj, Finny; McGuire, Paul; Das, Arup
doi: 10.18520/cs/v113/i07/1287-1295

‘Diabetes and tuberculosis’ – a co-epidemic of public health importance in the developing world
p. 1296 | Kumpatla, Satyavani; Viswanathan, Vijay
doi: 10.18520/cs/v113/i07/1296-1302

Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease in Asian Indians: relationship with insulin resistance, diabetes and cardiovascular risk
p. 1303 | Bhatt, Surya Prakash; Misra, Anoop; Vikram, Naval K.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v113/i07/1303-1310

Early life influences and type-2 diabetes – a review
p. 1311 | Prabhakaran, Poornima; Tandon, Nikhil
doi: 10.18520/cs/v113/i07/1311-1320

Foetal programming in a diabetic pregnancy: long-term implications for the offspring
p. 1321 | Krishnaveni, G. V.; Yajnik, C. S.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v113/i07/1321-1326

Built environment, physical activity and diabetes
p. 1327 | Anjana, Ranjit Mohan; Pradeepa, Rajendra
doi: 10.18520/cs/v113/i07/1327-1336

Effectiveness of yoga for patients with diabetes mellitus
p. 1337 | Hongasandra, Nagendra Ramarao; More, Pooja; Kumar, Vinod; Jagannathan, Aarti; Raghuram, Nagarathna
doi: 10.18520/cs/v113/i07/1337-1353

Research Articles
Controlled hydrolytic degradation of polyglycolide–caprolactone-based bioabsorbable copolymer
p. 1354 | Singh, Anil Kumar; Singh, Rakesh Kumar; Tyagi, Ajay Kumar
doi: 10.18520/cs/v113/i07/1354-1360

Graphene oxide reduction activity of seaweed polymer derivative: efficient bio-based alternative
p. 1361 | Vadodariya, Nilesh; Chaudhary, Jai Prakash; Kholiya, Faisal; Sharma, Mukesh; Meena, Ramavatar
doi: 10.18520/cs/v113/i07/1361-1366

Study on the establishment of a diversified National Ambient Noise Monitoring Network in seven major cities of India
p. 1367 | Garg, N.; Sinha, A. K.; Sharma, M. K.; Gandhi, V.; Bhardwaj, R. M.; Akolkar, A. B.; Singh, R. K.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v113/i07/1367-1383

Use of biomass ashes in agriculture with reference to farming practices in Vidarbha, Maharashtra, India
p. 1384 | Kamble, Manisha G.; Deokar, Sunil K.; Mandavgane, Sachin A.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v113/i07/1384-1393

U–Pb and Lu–Hf systematics of zircons from Sargur metasediments, Dharwar Craton, Southern India: new insights on the provenance and crustal evolution
p. 1394 | Maibam, Bidyananda; Gerdes, Axel; Srinivasan, R.; Goswami, J. N.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v113/i07/1394-1402

Effect of different spacings of poplar-based agroforestry system on soil chemical properties and nutrient status in Haryana, India
p. 1403 | Sirohi, Chhavi; Bangarwa, K. S.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v113/i07/1403-1407

Comparative evaluation of bus rapid transit routes using super efficiency data envelopment analysis
p. 1408 | Kathuria, Ankit; Parida, M.; Sekhar, Ch. Ravi
doi: 10.18520/cs/v113/i07/1408-1419

Research Communication
Making scientometric and econometric sense out of NIRF 2017 data
p. 1420 | Prathap, Gangan
doi: 10.18520/cs/v113/i07/1420-1423

Simulation and experimental validation of hill-climbing algorithm for maximum power point tracking of solar photovoltaic plant
p. 1423 | Khatri, Megha; Kumar, Atul
doi: 10.18520/cs/v113/i07/1423-1428

Revisiting the Noctiluca scintillans paradox in northern Arabian Sea
p. 1429 | Prakash, Satya; Roy, Rajdeep; Lotliker, Aneesh
doi: 10.18520/cs/v113/i07/1429-1434

Phytochemical and biochemical study of four legume plants with detergent and anti-lice properties from the Eastern Himalayan region of India
p. 1434 | Bharali, Pankaj; Gamo, Yabid; Das, Arup Kumar; Tag, Hui; Baruah, Ananta Madhab; Kakati, Dwipen
doi: 10.18520/cs/v113/i07/1434-1439

Conservation through conversation: a collaborative corridor restoration initiative in the Biligiri Rangaswamy Temple Tiger Reserve, Karnataka, India
p. 1440 | Mallegowda, Paramesha; Setty, Siddappa; Rengaian, Ganesan
doi: 10.18520/cs/v113/i07/1440-1442

Characterization of marine actinomycete having antiviral activity against cucumber mosaic virus
p. 1442 | Latake, S. B.; Borkar, S. G.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v113/i07/1442-1447

Petrogenesis of Ajil mafic dykes from Eastern Belt of Peninsular Malaysia: fractionated within plate lithospheric mantle magma beneath the eastern Malaya Block
p. 1448 | Badruldin, Muhammad Hafifi; Ghani, Azman A.; Quek, Long Xiang
doi: 10.18520/cs/v113/i07/1448-1455

Book Reviews
Bidhu Bhushan Ray – A Pioneer of X-Ray Spectroscopy by Rajinder Singh
p. 1456 | Virk, Hardev Singh

Nature in the City: Bengaluru in the Past, Present and Future by Harini Nagendra
p. 1457 | Raman, T. R. Shankar

Personal News
B. C. Subba Rao (1923–2017)
p. 1459 | Kulkarni, Surendra U.; Periasamy, Mariappan

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Looking for Experts in the Areas of Renewable Energy, Water, Agriculture and Food Security - Divecha Centre for Climate Change
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Science Academies’ Refresher Course in Chemistry
p. 1461

Science Academies’ Refresher Course on ‘Modern and Ancient Environment and Ecology: Sediments and Biota’
p. 1462

Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council
p. 1463

Science Academies’ Refresher Course in ‘Molecules and Materials Characterization’
p. 1464

Science Academies’ Refresher Course in Quantum Mechanics with a Special Emphasis on Nuclear and Particle Physics
p. 1465

Hands-on-Workshop on RNA Sequencing - Institute of Bioinformatics and Applied Biotechnology
p. 1466

Call for proposals under BIRAC Innovation Post Master’s Fellowship for igniting new market-led ideas - Tamil Nadu Agricultural University
p. 1466

Beam-line Scientist and Engineer Positions - Elettra, Italian Synchrotron Source, Trieste, Italy
p. 1467

Call for Nominations INSA Medal for Young Scientists – 2018 - Indian National Science Academy
p. 1467

Training course on Basic techniques in Plant Animal Tissue Culture, PG and Research Department of Biotechnology, Hindusthan College of Arts and Science, Coimbatore
p. 1468

Appointment of Director, Board of Examinations and Evaluation - Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University
p. 1468

Interdisciplinary Biotechnology Unit Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh
p. 1468

Junior Research Fellowship - Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
p. 1469

Training course on Analytical Techniques in Bioprospecting of Medicinal Plants - Department of Botany, Coimbatore
p. 1469

Workshop on Science Writing - Current Science
p. 1469

Call for Research Proposals for 2017–18 - Science and Technology of Yoga and Meditation
p. 1470

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