Current Science
A Fortnightly Journal of Research
ISSN 0011-3891
Volume 113 - Issue 12: 25 Dec, 2017
In this Issue
In this issue
p. 2224

Guest Editorial
Indian science must attract more international students – opportunities for our Academics
p. 2225 | Lavakare, P. J.

Impact of abrupt weather change on benthic life: a note on sea hare in a tropical coast, Gujarat, India
p. 2227 | Gaikwad, Santosh; Sautya, Sabyasachi; Basu, Udita; Ram, Anirudh; Khokher, Sanofar

DBT Star College Scheme: a positive intervention in capacity building in colleges
p. 2228 | Koul, Monika

Science Last Fortnight
p. 2230

Drug discovery: mining microbes for bioactive compounds
p. 2234 | Purohit, Hemant J.; Shouche, Yogesh; Balakrishnan, Arun

C. N. R. Rao wins the Materials Research Society’s Von Hippel Award
p. 2236

Infosys Prize 2017
p. 2236

Meeting Report
Science jargon and society
p. 2237 | Priya, S.

Biodiversity conservation in the Arabian Peninsula
p. 2238 | Gairola, Sanjay; Shabana, Hatem A.; Mahmoud, Tamer; Ghazanfar, Shahina A.; Keblawy, Ali El-

Strategic environmental assessment of hydropower projects
p. 2239 | Kuniyal, Jagdish Chandra; Lata, Renu; Kumar, Amit; Chand, Bhim; Kanwar, Nidhi; Chaudhary, Sheetal; Kumar, Kireet; Dhyani, Pitamber Prasad

Women empowerment
p. 2241 | Sangar, Sunita

Research News
What lies beneath the anamolous geoid low in the Indian Ocean?
p. 2243 | Pandey, Dhananjai K.

Scientific Correspondence
Hepatomyoencephalopathy in Malkangiri district of Odisha, India
p. 2245 | John, T. Jacob; Arunkumar, G.; Pradhan, Madan M.; Das, Mukul

Solar-powered on-farm storage structure for fruits and vegetables
p. 2246 | Sharma, P. K.; Mansuri, S. M.; Samuel, D. V. K.

Polygonum polystachyum: peril to biodiversity of the alpine ecosystem, Western Himalaya, India
p. 2249 | Negi, Vikram S.; Maikhuri, R. K.; Maletha, Ajay

Recycling sugar effluent in hybrid flow constructed wetland and reusing for agriculture
p. 2251 | Sophia, J. D.; Samuel, Jastin; Hemamalini, J.

Quantification of rainfall during the late Miocene–early Pliocene in North East India
p. 2253 | Srivastava, Gaurav; Tiwari, R. P.; Mehrotra, R. C.

General Articles
Revisiting the Kothari Commission (1964–66) Report from the perspective of strengthening our science education and research enterprise
p. 2258 | Mukhopadhyay, Dipankar
doi: 10.18520/cs/v113/i12/2258-2261

Science communication as an academic discipline: an Indian perspective
p. 2262 | Rajput, Abhay S. D.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v113/i12/2262-2267

Review Articles
Combinatorial optimization in science and engineering
p. 2268 | Odili, Julius Beneoluchi
doi: 10.18520/cs/v113/i12/2268-2274

Research Articles
Mobile phone radiation induces sedation in Periplaneta americana
p. 2275 | Syalima, P. R.; Raseek, Rameesa; Evans, D. A.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v113/i12/2275-2281

Ion imprinted polymer monoliths as adsorbent materials for the removal of Hg(II) from real-time aqueous samples
p. 2282 | Rahman, Siti Khadijah Ab.; Yusof, Nor Azah; Mohammad, Faruq; Abdullah, Abdul Halim; Idris, Azni
doi: 10.18520/cs/v113/i12/2282-2291

Genome-wide analysis of a potent functional dairy starter bacterium Streptococcus thermophilus MTCC 5460: a comprehensive study of its dairy Niche adaptive features
p. 2292 | Prajapati, Jashbhai B.; Zala, Hemaxi P.; Nathani, Neelam M.; Sajnani, Manisha; Joshi, Chaitanya G.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v113/i12/2292-2297

Field testing of indigenously synthesized sex pheromone for the management of Phyllocnistis citrella Stainton under central Indian conditions
p. 2298 | Rao, C. N.; George, Anjitha; Prasad, A. R.; Rehman, Hafeez Ur; Kumar, Rathod Aravind; Kumar, A. Suman; Ghike, Sonali; Dhengre, V. N.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v113/i12/2298-2304

Interactive effect of elevated carbon dioxide and elevated temperature on growth and yield of soybean
p. 2305 | Lenka, Narendra K.; Lenka, Sangeeta; Thakur, J. K.; Elanchezhian, R.; Aher, S. B.; Simaiya, Vidya; Yashona, D. S.; Biswas, A. K.; Agrawal, P. K.; Patra, A. K.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v113/i12/2305-2310

Antagonistic interactions of sponge-associated Actinobacteria against heterotrophic bacteria from sponge and ambient water
p. 2311 | Subina, N. S.; Sonam, C. S.; Nair, Shanta; Gonsalves, Maria-Judith
doi: 10.18520/cs/v113/i12/2311-2316

Dendrogeomorphic potential of the Himalaya – case studies of process dating of natural hazards in Kullu valley, Himachal Pradesh
p. 2317 | Bhattacharyya, A.; Stoffel, M.; Shekhar, Mayank; Ballesteros-Cánovas, J. A.; Trappmann, Daniel
doi: 10.18520/cs/v113/i12/2317-2324

Research Communications
Transition probability approach for direct calculation of coefficients of configuration interaction wave function
p. 2325 | Bag, Arijit
doi: 10.18520/cs/v113/i12/2325-2328

Satellite-based mapping and monitoring of heavy snowfall in North Western Himalaya and its hydrologic consequences
p. 2328 | Nikam, Bhaskar R.; Garg, Vaibhav; Gupta, Prasun K.; Thakur, Praveen K.; Kumar, A. Senthil; Chouksey, Arpit; Aggarwal, S. P.; Dhote, Pankaj; Purohit, Saurabh
doi: 10.18520/cs/v113/i12/2328-2334

New approaches towards measuring cupule volume for empirical analysis: an experimental study from Brahmagiri, Southern India
p. 2335 | Arjun, R.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v113/i12/2335-2341

M 6.7, 4 January 2016 Imphal earthquake: dismal performance of publicly-funded buildings
p. 2341 | Rai, Durgesh C.; Kaushik, Hemant B.; Singhal, Vaibhav
doi: 10.18520/cs/v113/i12/2341-2350

Negative allometry for egg size in ladybeetles (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae): Trade-off between egg hatch time and size
p. 2350 | Agarwala, B. K.; Dixon, A. F. G.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v113/i12/2350-2353

Application of indigenously developed remotely operated vehicle for the study of driving parameters of coral reef habitat of South Andaman Islands, India
p. 2353 | Ramesh, S.; Ramadass, G. A.; Prakash, V. Doss; Sandhya, C. S.; Ramesh, R.; Sathianarayanan, D.; Vinithkumar, N. V.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v113/i12/2353-2359

Foraging rhythm of bees in relation to flowering of sweet basil, Ocimum basilicum L.
p. 2359 | Abrol, D. P.; Shankar, Uma; Chatterjee, Debjyoti
doi: 10.18520/cs/v113/i12/2359-2362

Book Reviews
Indira Gandhi: A Life in Nature by Jairam Ramesh
p. 2363 | Shanker, Kartik

Annual Review of Nuclear and Particle Science, 2016. Barry R. Holstein, Wick C. Haxton and Abolhassan Jawahery (eds)
p. 2364 | Ananthanarayan, B.

Personal News
Mihir Chowdhury (1937–2017): scientist and teacher extraordinaire
p. 2367 | Ray, D. S.; Bhattacharyya, S. P.

Institutional Members
List of Institutional Members
p. 2373

p. 2380

One Postdoctoral Position under the DST Project Indian Beamline at Photon Factory, KEK, Japan – Phase II - Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research
p. 2384

Science Academies’ Refresher Course on ‘Nanotechnology and its Applications’
p. 2385

Centre for Environmental Management of Degraded Ecosystems
p. 2386

Communications Consultant and Grants Advisor - Wellcome trust
p. 2387

Admission the PhD Program of Manipal Academy of Higher Education
p. 2388

Workshop on: Sustainable Sanitation for the Reduction of the Spread of Antimicrobial Resistance through Wastewater
p. 2388

Invites Nominations for Different Awards for the Biennium 2017–2018 - National Academy of Agricultural Sciences
p. 2389

ICAR-Central Institute for Research on Cotton Technology
p. 2389

DBT Sponsored Teacher/Researcher Short-Term Training Course on ‘Recent Trends in Thin Film Development and their Applications in Biomedical and Biosensor Devices’
p. 2389

International Conference on Nanoscience and Technology - 2018
p. 2390

International Conference in Recent Trends in Bioengineering (ICRTB) 2018
p. 2390

Project Officer - M.S. Swaminathan Research Foundation
p. 2390

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