Current Science
A Fortnightly Journal of Research
ISSN 0011-3891
Volume 114 - Issue 07: 10 Apr, 2018
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In this Issue
In this issue
p. 1384 | Madhu, K.P.

Editorial
Is Indian science ready to tackle conflict of interest in a rational way?
p. 1385 | Arunan, E.

Correspondence
India's share of world research according to Science and Engineering Indicators 2018
p. 1387 | Prathap, Gangan

EMR exposure
p. 1387 | ., Vijayalaxmi

Impatiens pendula B. Heyne ex Wight & Arn. (Balsaminaceae), critically endangered and endemic balsam of Western Ghats-a need for conservation
p. 1388 | Vishwanath, Sahana; Sringeswara, A. N.; Bhaskar, V.; Rajanna, M. D.

News
Science Last Fortnight
p. 1390

Research News
Man and his ancestors- the legacy and fate of Neanderthal Man
p. 1394 | Banerji, Aniruddha

Commentary
Laboratory animal; an integral but probable hazardous component of biomedical research
p. 1397 | Sharma, Manav

Scientific Correspondence
A new host for the parasitic macrofungus Marasmius palmivorus Sharples (Marasmiaceace)
p. 1400 | Dutta, Arun Kumar; Acharya, Krishnendu

Additional Quanternary faunal remains from the Middle-Late Pleistocene deposits of Puna Alluvial Basin, Maharashtra, Central India
p. 1402 | Thakur, Nitesh G.; Badam, G. L.; Varade, Abhay M.

General Articles
Observed warming of sea surface temperature in response to tropical cyclone Thane in the Bay of Bengal
p. 1407 | Mathew, Simi; Natesan, Usha; Latha, G.; Venkatesan, R.; Rao, Rokkam R.; Ravichandran, M.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v114/i07/1407-1413

Movement of water flux through unsaturated zones: a transient impact on in situ potential field
p. 1414 | Andrade, Rolland; Muralidharan, D.; Rangarajan, R.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v114/i07/1414-1422

Citation characteristics of non-citable documents and contributions to journal impact factor
p. 1423 | Xue-li, Liu; Ya-Hui, Wei; Shuang-Shuang, Gai
doi: 10.18520/cs/v114/i07/1423-1429

Review Articles
Links between energy usage and climate: implications on increasing CO2 emissions and carbon capture and storage
p. 1430 | Tandon, S. K.; Mallik, Jyotirmoy
doi: 10.18520/cs/v114/i07/1430-1437

Sperm sexing of dairy cattle: economics, animal welfare and technological challenges
p. 1438 | Rai, Jagdish
doi: 10.18520/cs/v114/i07/1438-1442

Research Articles
Influence of fabrication processes on transport properties of superconducting niobium nitride nanowires
p. 1443 | Singh, Manju; Chaujar, Rishu; Husale, Sudhir; Grover, S.; Shah, Amit P.; Deshmukh, Mandar M.; Gupta, Anurag; Singh, V. N.; Ojha, V. N.; Aswal, D. K.; Rakshit, R. K.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v114/i07/1443-1450

Evaluation and management system design for airfield clearance condition
p. 1451 | Cai, Wantong; Geng, Hao; Cai, Liangcai; Chong, Xiaolei
doi: 10.18520/cs/v114/i07/1451-1460

Modelling U-turning behaviour of vehicles at mid-block median openings in multilane urban roads
p. 1461 | Gupta, Ankit; Mondal, Satyajit; Sharma, Vinay Kumar
doi: 10.18520/cs/v114/i07/1461-1473

Isolation, characterization and practical significance o cellulose degrading bacteria from the gut wall of two ecologically distinct earthworms
p. 1474 | Dey, Kishore K.; Talukdar, Narayan C.; Nongkhlaw, Fenella M. W.; Thakuria, Dwipendra
doi: 10.18520/cs/v114/i07/1474-1484

On-the-go position sensing and controller predicted contact-type weed eradicator
p. 1485 | Chandel, Abhilash Kumar; Tewari, V. K.; Kumar, Satya Prakash; Nare, Brajesh; Agarwal, Aditya
doi: 10.18520/cs/v114/i07/1485-1494

Projections of extreme precipitation events under climate change scenarios in Mahaweli River Basin of Sri Lanka
p. 1495 | Imbulana, Naditha; Gunawardana, Shakthi; Shrestha, Sangam; Datta, Avishek
doi: 10.18520/cs/v114/i07/1495-1509

Petrography and mineralogy of calcium-aluminum rich inclusions in an unequilibrated carbonaceous chondrite Y 81020 (CO3.05)
p. 1510 | Mishra, Ritesh Kumar
doi: 10.18520/cs/v114/i07/1510-1519

Research Communication
Diversity in a widely distributed dioecious medicinal plant Tinospora cordifolia (Willd) Miers. ex. Hook. F. Thomas
p. 1520 | Lade, Suchita; Sikarwar, Pooja Singh; Ansari, Md. Akram; Khatoon, Sayyada; Kumar, Nikhil; Yadav, Hemant Kumar; Ranade, Shirish A.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v114/i07/1520-1526

Risk assessment and stability analysis of a recent landslide at Vishnuprayag on the Rishikesh-Badrinath highway, Uttarakhand, India
p. 1527 | Sarkar, S.; Pandit, Koushik; Sharma, Mahesh; Pippal, Ashish
doi: 10.18520/cs/v114/i07/1527-1533

The 12 May 2015 Kodari earthquake (Mw 7.3) in Central Nepal: delayed triggering by the 25 April 2015 Gorkha earthquake (Mw 7.8)
p. 1534 | Yadav, Rajeev Kumar; Kundu, Bhaskar; ., Kalpna; Gahalaut, V. K.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v114/i07/1534-1539

Record of charcoal from early Maastrichtian intertrappean lake sediments of Bagh valley of Madhya Pradesh: palaeofire proxy
p. 1540 | Mohabey, Dhananjay M.; Samant, Bandana; Kumar, Deepesh; Dhobale, Anup; Rudra, Arka; Dutta, Suryendu
doi: 10.18520/cs/v114/i07/1540-1544

The wood-boring trace fossil Asthenopodichnium from Paleocene sediments of the Barmer Hill Formation, western Rajasthan, India
p. 1544 | Mathur, S. C.; Shekhawat, N. S.; Nama, S. L.; Khichi, C. P.; Soni, A.; Mathur, Saurabh; Parihar, V. S.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v114/i07/1544-1548

Risk factors for sensitivity to feline retroviruses among among owned domestic cats in Valdivia, Southern Chile
p. 1548 | Azócar-Aedo, L.; Monti, G.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v114/i07/1548-1553

Book Reviews
The Character of Physical Law, Richard Feynman
p. 1554 | Mukunda, N.

Modern Classical Physics: Optics, Fluids, Plasmas, Elasticity, Relativity, and Statistical Physics, Kips S. Thorne and Roger D. Blandford
p. 1556 | Mukhopadhyay, Banibrata

Annual Review of Phytopathology, 2016, Jan E. Leach and Steven Lindow (eds)
p. 1557 | Sridhar, R.

Personal News
Stephen Hawking (1942–2018)
p. 1560 | Gopakumar, Rajesh; Wadia, Spenta R.

Gundlapalli Venkata Subba Rao (1940–2017)
p. 1566 | Manoharan, P. T.; Rao, M. S. Ramachandra

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Applications for Nominations for VASVIK Awards 2017 and 2018
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Call for Expression of Interest to be Members of the Scientific Panels of the Food Authority - FSSAI
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World Food Congress Competitions Posters
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Ramalingaswami Re-Entry Fellowship
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Applications invited for Admission under the Subject Board of Physics and Subject Board of Chemistry - Tata Institute of Fundamental Research
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Nominations are invited for G. N. Ramachandran Gold Medal for Excellence in Biological Sciences and Technology 2018
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Associate Professor and Assistant Professor - Chettinad Academy of Research and Education
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First Call for Proposal - Kerala State Biodiversity Board
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Research Staff - Banaras Hindu University
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Invites online applications - Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology
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So Much Science So Little Bench Space - PerkinElmer
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