Current Science
A Fortnightly Journal of Research
ISSN 0011-3891
Volume 113 - Issue 09: 10 Nov, 2017
In this Issue
In this issue
p. 1638

Guest Editorial
Future Earth: science for the people
p. 1639 | Satheesh, S. K.; Krishnamoorthy, K.

Ethnopedology: an ancient way to better comprehend modern soil science
p. 1641 | Nag, Arindam; Mukherjee, Anirban; Pramanik, Pragati; Maity, Aniruddha

Ethics in research: still a long way to go
p. 1641 | Kaur, Reetinder

Science Last Fortnight
p. 1643

Meeting Report
Why India needs world-class science communication
p. 1647 | Khullar, Bhavya

High entropy materials
p. 1648 | Biswas, Krishanu

Frontiers in earth and climate science
p. 1650 | Quamar, Md. Firoze; Morthekai, P.

Environmental flow assessment for Indian rivers: the need for interdisciplinary studies
p. 1652 | Joshi, K. D.

When will Indian universities open their doors to international students?
p. 1653 | Lavakare, P. J.

Scientific temper and education: a framework for discussion
p. 1655 | Panchapakesan, Natarajan

Scientific Correspondence
Early 2017 activity of the Barren Island volcano: facts versus hype
p. 1657 | Ray, Dwijesh; Ray, Jyotiranjan S.; Shukla, Anil D.

Higher concentration of heavy metals in surface water and fish near a municipal solid waste dump in Guwahati, Assam, India
p. 1659 | Gohain, Sonali Borpatra; Bordoloi, Sabitry

Uranium anomalies in groundwater of Sangrur district of Punjab (India) for cancer risk assessment
p. 1661 | Virk, Hardev Singh

General Articles
On shapes of ADR report accumulation data for banned drugs
p. 1664 | Ghubade, Samadhan; Asvalayan, Krishna; Paranjpe, Sharayu; Gupta, Kushagra; Gore, Anil
doi: 10.18520/cs/v113/i09/1664-1667

Indo-French cooperation in water sciences: capturing research dynamics through co-authorship analysis
p. 1668 | Shilpa; Bhattacharya, Sujit
doi: 10.18520/cs/v113/i09/1668-1674

Review Articles
India’s preparedness against bioterrorism: biodefence strategies and policy measures
p. 1675 | Krishan, Kewal; Kaur, Baljinder; Sharma, Anshula
doi: 10.18520/cs/v113/i09/1675-1682

Automatic question generation approaches and evaluation techniques
p. 1683 | Divate, Manisha; Salgaonkar, Ambuja
doi: 10.18520/cs/v113/i09/1683-1691

Research Articles
Proactive entrepreneurial characteristics of science and technology students: an empirical study in Indian context
p. 1692 | Roy, Rajib; Das, Niladri
doi: 10.18520/cs/v113/i09/1692-1701

Drinking water contamination from peri-urban Bengaluru, India
p. 1702 | Sheeba, G.; Jalagam, Anjaneyulu; Venkatasubramanian, Padma
doi: 10.18520/cs/v113/i09/1702-1709

Partial factors for shear capacity assessment of in-service RC T-girder bridges
p. 1710 | Yogalakshmi, N. J.; Rao, K. Balaji; Anoop, M. B.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v113/i09/1710-1718

Nature of flow patterns of Rajahmundry lava, Gowripatnam area, West Godavari, India: Insights from AMS studies
p. 1719 | Mondal, Supriya; Mazumdar, Dipanjan; Chatterjee, Saurodeep; Gain, Debesh; Shil, Rana
doi: 10.18520/cs/v113/i09/1719-1728

Spatio-temporal variations in pathogenic bacteria in the surface sediments of the Zuari estuary, Goa, India
p. 1729 | Gardade, Laxman; Khandeparker, Lidita
doi: 10.18520/cs/v113/i09/1729-1738

Description and phylogenetic characterization of hydra from Naukuchiatal (Uttarakhand, India) and comparison with other Hydra strains
p. 1739 | Londhe, Rohini; Krishnapati, Lakshmi Surekha; Ghaskadbi, Surendra
doi: 10.18520/cs/v113/i09/1739-1745

Research Communications
Theoretical investigation of antioxidant activity of hydroxyquinoline derivatives and their delivery via boron nitride nanocage in gas phase and solvent
p. 1746 | Najafi, Meysam
doi: 10.18520/cs/v113/i09/1746-1749

Production optimization of alkalithermo tolerant crude endoglucanase from Funalia leonina by response surface methodology
p. 1750 | Kumar, Varun; Harsh, Nirmal Sudhir Kumar; Naithani, Sanjay; Thapliyal, Bipin Prakash; Sharma, Shrikant
doi: 10.18520/cs/v113/i09/1750-1754

Molecular characterization of ladybird predators (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) of aphid pests (Homoptera: Aphididae) in North East India
p. 1755 | Ghosh, Santa; Behere, G. T.; Agarwala, B. K.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v113/i09/1755-1759

Evaluating a survey landscape for tiger abundance in the confluence of the Western and Eastern Ghats
p. 1759 | Lingaraja, S. S.; Chowdhary, Swayam; Bhat, Rashmi; Gubbi, Sanjay
doi: 10.18520/cs/v113/i09/1759-1763

Land-use/land-cover change dynamics and groundwater quality in and around shrimp farming area in coastal watershed, Cuddalore district, Tamil Nadu, India
p. 1763 | Rekha, P. Nila; Gangadharan, R.; Ravichandran, P.; Dharshini, Shirley; Clarke, Wilmart; Pillai, S. M.; Panigrahi, A.; Ponniah, A. G.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v113/i09/1763-1770

Effect of developmental stage and medium on embryo culture of low chill peach hybrids
p. 1771 | Devi, Indira; Singh, Harminder; Thakur, Anirudh
doi: 10.18520/cs/v113/i09/1771-1775

Association between epidemiology and haematophagous behaviour of Haemonchus contortus and Ostertagia ostertagi infecting sheep of Kashmir Valley, India
p. 1776 | Tak, Irfan-ur-Rauf; Dar, Jehangir Shafi; Ganai, B. A.; Chishti, M. Z.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v113/i09/1776-1783

Isolation of Listeria monocytogenes from peridomestic birds and captive wild animals
p. 1783 | Jagtap, U. V.; Kolhe, R. P.; Deshpande, P. D.; Kurkure, N. V.; Dhandore, C. V.; Muglikar, D. M.; Jadhav, S. N.; Nighot, N. K.; Barbuddhe, S. B.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v113/i09/1783-1787

Book Reviews
Bose–Einstein Condensation and Superfluidity. Lev Pitaevskii and Sandro Stringari
p. 1788 | Nath, Rejish

Annual Review of Plant Biology, 2016. Sabeeha S. Merchant, Wilhelm Gruissem and Donald Ort (eds).
p. 1789 | Jaiswal, Dinesh Kumar; Raghuram, Nandula

Āyurvedic Inheritance: A Reader’s Companion by M. S. Valiathan
p. 1790 | Shankar, Darshan

Historical Notes
Zinc, steel and rocketry: Western mainstreaming of empirical Indian technologies
p. 1792 | Kochhar, Rajesh

9th Bengaluru India Nano
p. 1797

Science Academies’ Refresher Course on Bioprospection of Bioresources: Land to Lab Approach
p. 1798

Call for Applications for Annual School on Grassroots Innovations
p. 1799

Department of Science and Technology – Promotion of University Research and Scientific Excellence (DST-PURSE) Laboratory - Mangalore University
p. 1800

Discussion Meeting on Hybrid Perovskites (HyPe 2017) - S. N. Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences
p. 1800

Junior Research Fellows - Yenepoya University
p. 1801

Junior Research Fellow - Bundelkhand University
p. 1801

Dr Nagaraju Memorial Research Award
p. 1801

Junior Research Fellow - Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
p. 1802

Junior Research Fellow - College of Agriculture, Indira Gandhi Krishi Vishwavidyalaya, Raipur
p. 1802

Director, Kerala Forest Research Institute
p. 1802

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