Current Science
A Fortnightly Journal of Research
ISSN 0011-3891
Volume 114 - Issue 02: 25 Jan, 2018
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In this issue
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Guest Editorial
India’s steel industry – quo vadis
p. 0243 | Srikanth, R.

Correspondence
Universities rankings: methodology should be improved
p. 0245 | Gorobets, Alexander

Crested porcupine in the Island of Elba, Italy: native or alien?
p. 0246 | Vecchio, Giuseppe; Coppola, Francesca; Scarselli, Daniele; Giannini, Francesca; Felicioli, Antonio

News
Science Last Fortnight
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2017 UNESCO Sultan Qaboos Prize for Environmental Preservation
p. 0252 | Ahmed Khan, Sameen

Meeting Report
Combustion science workshop
p. 0253 | H. S. Mukunda; P. A. Ramakrishna; Kumar, Arvind

High entropy materials
p. 0254 | Biswas, Krishanu; Mukhopadhay, N. K.

Breeding for crop improvement
p. 0256 | Rao, V. Praveen

Opinion
Breaching plant defence theories: growth rates of plants directly impact the evolution of consumption rates of herbivorous insects
p. 0258 | Srinivasa, Y. B.

Commentary
Can altmetrics be used to evaluate research?
p. 0261 | Singh Shekhawat, Kuldeep; Chauhan, Arunima

Arabidopsis natural variants and the Indian scenario
p. 0263 | Roy, Sribash

Scientific Correspondence
Asymbiotic seed germination and in vitro seedling development of Paphiopedilum villosum (Lindl.) Stein, a valuable and vulnerable lady’s slipper orchid from India
p. 0266 | Kumar, Raj; Chakraborti, Mridul; Sailo, Ngursanzuala; Bhutia, Tshering Chomu; Singh, D. R.

Name confusions in Indian cycads
p. 0269 | Ramana, M. Venkat; Venu, P.; Sanjappa, M.

Citrus macroptera Montrouz var. annamensis Tanaka: a potential nutraceutical for ethno-fishery
p. 0272 | Acharya, Sandeep

General Articles
Introducing a third culture: Carl Djerassi and Roald Hoffmann in theatre
p. 0275 | Pawar, Harshal Sanjay; D’cruz, Adrene Freeda
doi: 10.18520/cs/v114/i02/275-279

Changes in capacity of China’s agriculture to feed its population
p. 0280 | Zhang, Yan; Zhang, Hong; Yang, Xiaohui
doi: 10.18520/cs/v114/i02/280-291

Research Account
The history of liquid metal pump development in India
p. 0292 | R. D. Kale; B. K. Sreedhar; K. V. Sreedharan
doi: 10.18520/cs/v114/i02/292-307

Research Articles
An integrated linearization technique for GaAs bipolar WCDMA power amplifier
p. 0308 | Rajendran, Jagadheswaran; Sal Hamid, Sofiyah; Kunhi Mohd, Shukri Korakkottil; Zaid Abdullah, Mohd; Ramiah, Harikrishnan; Kumar, Narendra
doi: 10.18520/cs/v114/i02/308-313

Towards generation of effective 3D surface models from UAV imagery using open source tools
p. 0314 | P. S. Singh; Sharma, Mayuri; Saikhom, Victor; Chutia, Dibyajyoti; Gupta, Chirag; Chouhan, Avinash; P. L. N. Raju
doi: 10.18520/cs/v114/i02/314-321

Assessment of spatial variations in temperature and precipitation extremes in west-flowing river basin of Kutch, Saurashtra and Marwar, India
p. 0322 | Agnihotri, Ila; M. P. Punia; J. R. Sharma
doi: 10.18520/cs/v114/i02/322-328

Genome-wide consistent molecular markers associated with phenology, plant production and root traits in diverse rice (Oryza sativa L.) accessions under drought in rainfed target populations of the environment
p. 0329 | Deshmukh, Vivek; Mankar, Sumeet Prabakar; C. Muthukumar; P. Divahar; A. Bharathi; Thomas, Helen Baby; Rajurkar, Ashish; Sellamuthu, Reena; R. Poornima; S. Senthivel; Babu, R. Chandra
doi: 10.18520/cs/v114/i02/329-340

An observer-based fault-tolerant controller for flexible buildings-based on linear matrix inequality approach
p. 0341 | Chen, Chaojun; Li, Zuohua; Teng, Jun; Wang, Ying
doi: 10.18520/cs/v114/i02/341-354

Quantification of regional and global sustainability based on combined resource criticality of land and water
p. 0355 | Goswami, Prashant; Nishad, Shivnarayan
doi: 10.18520/cs/v114/i02/355-366

Research Communication
First lasing in an infrared free electron laser at RRCAT, Indore
p. 0367 | K. K. Pant; Kumar, Vinit; Biswas, Bhaskar; Kumar, Arvind; Lal, Shankar; Chandran, Sona; Gupta, Saket Kumar; Khursheed, Md; Nerpagar, Pravin; A. K. Sarkar; Pandit, Ravi Kumar; K. Ruwali; K. Sreeramulu; S. Das; R. S. Shinde; S. Chouksey; J. K. Parate; Bhanage, Viraj; P. P. Deshpande; Shradha Tiwari; Joshi, Mandar; Jain, Lalita; Valecha, Anand; Pathak, Ayukt; M. A. Ali; H. R. Bundel; Shrivastava, Purushottam; T. Reghu; Kale, Umesh; Wanmode, Yashwant; Mohania, Praveen; Mulchandani, Jaikishan; Patel, Akhil; Acharya, Mahesh; Mahawar, Ashish; Lad, Mahendra; M. K. Jain; Tiwari, Nitesh; Bagduwal, Pritam S.; V. G. Sathe; Joshi, Sujata; Shiroman, Ram; A. S. Yadav; Kumar, Randhir; Singh, Alok; Dwivedi, Vineet K.; Borage, Mangesh; S. R. Tiwari
doi: 10.18520/cs/v114/i02/367-373

Imaging of stratified media using high-speed swept source optical coherence tomography
p. 0374 | Reddikumar, Maddipatla; Poddar, Raju
doi: 10.18520/cs/v114/i02/374-377

The adsorption capacity of the base layer of pervious concrete pavement prepared with additives for typical runoff pollutants
p. 0378 | Junling, Wang; Jiangtao, Wei; Xueming, Wang; Cuimin, Feng; Tao, Chen; Lihua, Sun; Junqi, Li
doi: 10.18520/cs/v114/i02/378-384

Climate change-induced coral bleaching in Malvan Marine Sanctuary, Maharashtra, India
p. 0384 | Raj, K. Diraviya; Mathews, G.; Bharath, M. Selva; Sawant, Rohit D.; Bhave, Vishal; Apte, Deepak; Vasudevan, N.; Edward, J. K. Patterson
doi: 10.18520/cs/v114/i02/384-387

Dichogamy and style curvature avoid self-pollination in Eremurus altaicus
p. 0387 | Gu, Wei; Ma, Miao; Fan, Jun-Feng
doi: 10.18520/cs/v114/i02/387-391

Antiproliferative and antibacterial activity of some para-substituted benzylideneacetophenones and establishing their structure activity relationship
p. 0391 | Chowrasia, Deepak; Sharma, Nisha; Kumar, Ajay; Dohrey, Vinod; Arshad, Md.; Jafri, Asif; Rais, Juhi; Gupta, Madhu; Siddiqui, Sahabjada
doi: 10.18520/cs/v114/i02/391-396

Book Reviews
Principles of Radiometric Dating by Kunchithapadam Gopalan
p. 0397 | Ray, Jyotiranjan S.

Annual Review of Entomology, 2017, May R. Berenbaum, Ring T. Cardé and Gene E. Robinson (eds)
p. 0398 | Ramani, S.

Personal News
Lalji Singh (1947–2017)
p. 0401 | Thangaraj, K.

Arun Kumar Sharma (1924–2017)
p. 0403 | Lavania, Umesh C.

Academy News
Indian Academy of Sciences announces Fellows for 2018
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Nomination for 2017 AVRA Young Scientist Award
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