Current Science
A Fortnightly Journal of Research
ISSN 0011-3891
Volume 114 - Issue 08: 25 Apr, 2018
In this Issue
In this issue
p. 1584

Editorial
Science for sustainable agriculture to achieve UN SDG Goal 2
p. 1585 | Swaminathan, M. S.; Kesavan, P. C.

Correspondence
Science indicators in development time
p. 1587 | Prathap, Gangan

Water management
p. 1588 | Harsha, J.

News
Science Last Fortnight
p. 1591

Essentiality of fast-growing tree species in Krushi Aranya Prothsaha Yojane
p. 1595 | Ramesha, M. N.; Jhenkhar, M.; Holscher, D.; Patil, S. L.; Gowda, H. C. Hombe

Meeting Report
The role of technology in charting India’s progress towards climate change goals
p. 1596 | Pradhan, Shanal; Goswami, Gautam

News
ISRO releases the special issue on ‘Reusable Launch Vehicle-Technology Demonstrator’
p. 1596

Meeting Report
Physiotherapy
p. 1598 | Dutta, Abhijit; Unni, B. G.

In Conversation
Jennifer Graves
p. 1599 | Priya, S.

Opinion
Science and technology diplomacy – some reflections
p. 1601 | Parthasarathi, Ashok

Commentary
Autonomy and accountability in institutions of higher education
p. 1603 | Zare, Richard N.

Is export-oriented and currency dynamics-based Indian soybean revolution environment-friendly?
p. 1604 | Tiwari, Siddhartha Paul; Tiwari, S. P.

Scientific Correspondence
Wide area surveillance using ship wakes
p. 1606 | Barman, Jayanta; Kumar, Ashish; Warrior, H. V.; Maheswaran, P. A.; Kumar, Hareesh

LREE–Nb mineralization in the south western part of Ambadongar carbonatite complex, Chhota Udepur district, Gujarat, India
p. 1608 | Nagabhushanam, B.; Raju, S. Durai; Mundra, K. L.; Rai, S. D.; Purohit, R. K.; Verma, M. B.; Nanda, L. K.

Chronic flubendiamide exposure induces oxidative stress in water buffalo (Bubalus bubalis) calves
p. 1610 | Ranjan, Amita; Dumka, V. K.; Ranjan, Rakesh

General Articles
Measuring scientific value of Indian journals beyond impact factor: a case with physics–chemistry–biology journals
p. 1613 | Mukherjee, Bhaskar
doi: 10.18520/cs/v114/i08/1613-1623

Bibliometric analysis of greenhouse gas research on a global scale from 2000 to 2014
p. 1624 | Yang, Wei; Zhou, Haijin; Si, Fuqi; Liu, Cheng; Wang, Wei; Sun, Youwen; Liu, Wenqing; Shan, Changgong
doi: 10.18520/cs/v114/i08/1624-1631

Review Articles
Vitamin B12 as a regulator of bone health
p. 1632 | Yadav, Vijay K.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v114/i08/1632-1638

Intellectual property evolution and innovation ecosystem as effective tools in strengthening Indian healthcare sector
p. 1639 | Dixit, Tripta; Srivastava, Sadhana; Sahu, Smita; Selvamurthy, W.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v114/i08/1639-1649

Is mercury really toxic? The way forward for its judicious medicinal applications based on the therapeutic doctrines of Ayurveda
p. 1650 | Yadav, Kapil Deo; Chaudhary, Anand K.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v114/i08/1650-1655

Luminescent solar concentrators – the solar waveguides
p. 1656 | Mohan, Brindha V. G.; Vasu, V.; Benjamin, A. Robson; Kottaisamy, M.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v114/i08/1656-1664

Research Articles
The GIVE ionospheric delay correction approach to improve positional accuracy of NavIC/IRNSS single-frequency receiver
p. 1665 | Desai, Mehul V.; Shah, Shweta N.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v114/i08/1665-1676

Spliceosomal proteins encoded by fungal genomes
p. 1677 | Sarde, Sandeep J.; Kempken, Frank; Kumar, Abhishek
doi: 10.18520/cs/v114/i08/1677-1686

Phytosociological analysis of Myristica swamp forests of Kulathupuzha, Kerala, India
p. 1687 | Roby, T. J.; Jose, Joyce; Nair, P. Vijayakumaran
doi: 10.18520/cs/v114/i08/1687-1696

Numerical and experimental studies in prediction of bed levels of aggrading channels
p. 1697 | Andharia, B. R.; Patel, P. L.; Manekar, V. L.; Porey, P. D.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v114/i08/1697-1708

Ground motion simulation for earthquakes in Sumatran region
p. 1709 | Dhanya, J.; Raghukanth, S. T. G.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v114/i08/1709-1720

Spectral response of few important textural variants of chromitite and its potential in estimating relative grades of chromitite – a case study for chromitite of Nuggihalli Schist Belt, India
p. 1721 | Guha, Arindam; Ghosh, Biswajit; Chaudhury, Sukanya; Rani (Pasricha), Komal; Kumar, K. Vinod
doi: 10.18520/cs/v114/i08/1721-1731

Demography and birth seasonality in the Nicobar long-tailed macaque (Macaca fascicularis umbrosus)
p. 1732 | Pal, Arijit; Kumara, Honnavalli N.; Velankar, Avadhoot D.; Mishra, Partha Sarathi; Singh, Mewa
doi: 10.18520/cs/v114/i08/1732-1737

Research Communication
Comparison of culture and PCR methods for diagnosis of group B Streptococcus in women
p. 1738 | Nasrollahi, Mohtaram; Moghadaszadeh, Masoud; Abdollahi, Maryam; Marzhoseyni, Zeynab; Salehian, Maryam; Nazar, Eisa; Sharif, Shukufe; Hashemi, Behnam
doi: 10.18520/cs/v114/i08/1738-1741

Development and validation of marker-free constructs based on nucleocapsid protein gene of watermelon bud necrosis orthotospovirus in watermelon
p. 1742 | Holkar, S. K.; Mandal, Bikash; Jain, R. K.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v114/i08/1742-1747

Dual transmitter–receiver electromagnetic system for lateral boundary detection of subsurface formations
p. 1747 | Rajesh, R.; Sarma, V. S.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v114/i08/1747-1751

Overestimated groundwater 14C ages triggered an inexpediency of water policy in China
p. 1751 | Wang, Tao; Chen, Jiansheng
doi: 10.18520/cs/v114/i08/1751-1755

Inbound tourism in Uttarakhand, India, before and after the 2013 Kedarnath disaster – evidence derived from social networking sites using GIS
p. 1755 | Gupta, Stutee; Anand, Shikha; Gwal, Srishti
doi: 10.18520/cs/v114/i08/1755-1759

Supplementation of an immunomodulator, Ergosan in early larvae rearing of Indian white prawn, Fenneropenaeus indicus
p. 1760 | Chithambaran, Sambhu; Ayaril, Nasser K.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v114/i08/1760-1762

Spectral modelling of estuarine coloured dissolved organic matter
p. 1762 | Sarma, Nittala S.; Pandi, Sudarsana Rao; Chari, N. V. H. K.; Chiranjeevulu, Gundala; Kiran, Rayaprolu; Krishna, K. Shiva; Rao, D. Bhaskara; Venkatesh, P.; Kumar, B. Charan; Raman, A. V.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v114/i08/1762-1767

Impact of elevated CO2 on Oryza sativa phenology and brown planthopper, Nilaparvata lugens (Hemiptera: Delphacidae) population
p. 1767 | Guru-Pirasanna-Pandi, G.; Chander, Subhash; Pal, Madan; Soumia, P. S.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v114/i08/1767-1777

Book Reviews
Annual Review of Medicine, 2017. C. Thomas Caskey, Mary E. Klotman and Peter Scardino (eds)
p. 1778 | Kartha, C. C.

Encyclopedic Dictionary of Zoological Terms: Sanskrit–Sanskrit–English. Compiled by B. Thirumalachar
p. 1780 | Joshi, Purushottam V.

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7th National Level Workshop on Taxonomy, Biodiversity, Ex Situ Conservation and Applications of Fungi - National Fungal Culture Collection of India
p. 1781

Science Academies’ Refresher Course on ‘Biotechnology Techniques in Biodiversity Conservation’ 10–24 September 2018
p. 1782

Science Academies’ 100th Refresher Course in Experimental Physics
p. 1783

Admissions 2018 - SRM University
p. 1784

Junior Research Fellow - SRM Institute of Science and Technology, Kattankulathur
p. 1785

Announces admission to M.Sc. in ‘Biotechnology and Bioinformatics’- Institute of Bioinformatics and Applied Biotechnology
p. 1785

Admission to the Ph.D. Program of Manipal Academy of Higher Education
p. 1786

Project Assistant, Project Technical Officer and Project Technician-II - Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research
p. 1786

Junior Research Fellow - Yenepoya
p. 1787

AcSIR invites Applications for admission to Ph.D. and Masters’ Program in disciplines of SCIENCE and ENGINEERING
p. 1787

Junior Research Fellow - Department of Genetic Engineering
p. 1788

Junior Research Fellow - SRM Institute of Science and Technology
p. 1788

Junior Research Fellow - Madanapalle Institute of Technology and Science
p. 1788

Junior Research Fellow - M. L. Sukhadia University
p. 1789

Junior Research Fellow and Post-Doctoral Fellow - Vellore Institute of Technology
p. 1789

DST Post Doctoral Fellowship Programme – Nano Science and Technology Overseas Visiting Fellowships - Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research
p. 1789

Invites Expression of Interest for project regarding Inventorization of all water bodies in Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR) other than Greater Mumbai
p. 1789

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