Current Science
A Fortnightly Journal of Research
ISSN 0011-3891
Volume 114 - Issue 09: 10 May, 2018
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In this issue
p. 1800

Guest Editorial
Indian education: challenges
p. 1801 | Kakodkar, Anil

News
Pratyush: India’s fastest supercomputer for weather and climate prediction
p. 1803 | Rajput, Abhay S. D.

Science Last Fortnight
p. 1804

Research News
RNA base editing: programmable protein machine
p. 1808 | Chaudhary, Kulbhushan

Commentary
SERB and other sources of extramural support under the Ministry of Science and Technology
p. 1810 | Vijayan, M.

Will India’s coal power plans pose a threat to limiting global warming to safe levels?
p. 1812 | Chaturvedi, Rajiv Kumar

Scientific Correspondence
Analysis of soil organic matter accumulation in a millennium chronosequence using a spectral parameter
p. 1815 | Zheng, Guanghui; Jiao, Caixia; Shang, Gang; Lin, Fenfang

Emergence of multidrug-resistant Raoultella ornithinolytica associated with Indian major carp
p. 1818 | Choudhary, Binod Kumar; Choudhary, Mamta; Bera, B. C.; Barbuddhe, S. B.

Nesting sites of birds and spiders in the semi-arid zone of Rajasthan, India
p. 1821 | Marathe, Sandhya A.

General Articles
Aspects of science education in India: a synoptic review and possible directions for the future
p. 1825 | Kumar, Ramjit; Singh, Smriti
doi: 10.18520/cs/v114/i09/1825-1828

Engineering curriculum development based on education theories
p. 1829 | Prasad, Jitendra; Goswami, Avijit; Kumbhani, Brijesh; Mishra, Chittaranjan; Tyagi, Himanshu; Jun, Jung Hyun; Choudhary, Kamal Kumar; Kumar, Mukesh; James, Naveen; Reddy, V. Ravi Shankar; Singh, Satwinder Jit; Kashyap, Deepak; Sohoni, Milind; Gupta, Nandita Das; Raina, Prabhu Krishna; Saha, Samir Kumar; Mittal, Sanjay; Chakraborty, Suman; Das, Sarit Kumar
doi: 10.18520/cs/v114/i09/1829-1834

SERB merit review process: adapting to emerging challenges
p. 1835 | Mohan, Premila; Brakaspathy, Ramasamy
doi: 10.18520/cs/v114/i09/1835-1839

Social media and communication by scientists: M. S. Swaminathan on Twitter
p. 1840 | Jayashree, B.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v114/i09/1840-1845

Review Articles
Water soluble nanocarbon materials: a panacea for all?
p. 1846 | Eswaran, S. V.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v114/i09/1846-1850

Fluoride distribution in drinking groundwater in Rajasthan, India
p. 1851 | Choubisa, Shanti Lal
doi: 10.18520/cs/v114/i09/1851-1857

Cellular and molecular basis of heavy metal-induced stress in ciliates
p. 1858 | Somasundaram, Sripoorna; Abraham, Jeeva Susan; Maurya, Swati; Makhija, Seema; Gupta, Renu; Toteja, Ravi
doi: 10.18520/cs/v114/i09/1858-1865

Research Articles
Knowledge, attitude and practice of antibiotic use and antimicrobial resistance: a study post the ‘Red Line’ initiative
p. 1866 | Banerjee, Deepanwita; Raghunathan, Anu
doi: 10.18520/cs/v114/i09/1866-1877

Layered Pt.ZSM-5-C by greener chemical reduction for catalysing fuel cell reactions
p. 1878 | Daas, Basu M.; Ghosh, Susanta
doi: 10.18520/cs/v114/i09/1878-1884

Assessing unrealized yield potential of maize producing districts in India
p. 1885 | Raju, B. M. K.; Rao, C. A. Rama; Rao, K. V.; Srinivasarao, Ch.; Samuel, Josily; Rao, A. V. M. Subba; Osman, M.; Rao, M. Srinivasa; Kumar, N. Ravi; Kumar, R. Nagarjuna; Kumar, V. V. Sumanth; Gopinath, K. A.; Swapna, N.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v114/i09/1885-1893

Magneto-mineralogical characterization and manifestations of magnetic fabrics from the gneissic rocks and associated intrusive bodies in and around Bankura and Purulia districts, West Bengal, India
p. 1894 | Chatterjee, Saurodeep; Mondal, Supriya; Roy, Pratik; Gain, Debesh; Bhattacharya, Amitava
doi: 10.18520/cs/v114/i09/1894-1902

Migmatization, granite generation and melt accumulation in the Himalayan Orogenic Channel, Central and Eastern Bhutan
p. 1903 | Jain, A. K.; ., Sushmita; Singh, Sandeep; Mukherjee, P. K.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v114/i09/1903-1912

Travel time reliability as a level of service measure for urban and inter-urban corridors in India
p. 1913 | Bharti, Anish Kumar; Sekhar, Ch. Ravi; Chandra, Satish
doi: 10.18520/cs/v114/i09/1913-1922

Research Communication
Extreme space-weather effect on D-region ionosphere in Indian low latitude region
p. 1923 | Venkatesham, K.; Singh, Rajesh
doi: 10.18520/cs/v114/i09/1923-1926

Morphometric and internally transcribed spacer gene sequence-based characterization of Alternaria burnsii
p. 1927 | Singh, Nirbhay K.; Patel, Dasharathbhai B.; Chaudhari, Smitkumar R.; Morad, Bindiyaben G.; Rabari, Sonalben M.; Chattopadhyay, Anirudha; Tetarwal, Mohan L.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v114/i09/1927-1933

Women empowerment through agricultural mechanization in India
p. 1934 | Mehta, C. R.; Gite, L. P.; Khadatkar, A.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v114/i09/1934-1940

Last 42 ky sediment chemistry of oxygen deficient coastal region of the Bay of Bengal: implications for terrigenous input and monsoon variability
p. 1940 | Sarathchandraprasad, T.; Banakar, V. K.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v114/i09/1940-1946

Multiple regression analysis of geoelectric imaging and geotechnical site investigation test results
p. 1946 | Sastry, Rambhatla G.; Chahar, Sumedha; Singh, Mahendra
doi: 10.18520/cs/v114/i09/1946-1952

Mixing dynamics in double-diffusive convective stratified fluid layers
p. 1953 | More, Rishabh; Balasubramanian, Sridhar
doi: 10.18520/cs/v114/i09/1953-1960

Mechanical properties and differentiation assessments of neural stem cells with pneumatic micropipette aspiration
p. 1961 | Wu, Ming; Zhao, Qili; Yang, Cui; Shen, Wen; Zhao, Xin; Lu, Yun; Feng, Xi Zeng
doi: 10.18520/cs/v114/i09/1961-1966

Coral mortality in the Gulf of Mannar, southeastern India, due to bleaching caused by elevated sea temperature in 2016
p. 1967 | Edward, J. K. Patterson; Mathews, G.; Raj, K. Diraviya; Laju, R. L.; Bharath, M. Selva; Arasamuthu, A.; Kumar, P. Dinesh; Bilgi, Deepak S.; Malleshappa, H.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v114/i09/1967-1972

Book Reviews
C. V. Raman’s Laboratory and Discovery of the Raman Effect, Rajinder Singh. Shaker
p. 1973 | Rajagopal, E. S.

The Dark Side of Technology, Peter Townsend
p. 1974 | Arunachalam, Subbiah

Climate Change and Urban Settlements: A Spatial Perspective of Carbon Footprint and Beyond
p. 1976 | Mohapatra, Subhakanta

Historical Notes
Assessing scientific evidences in the Aryan debate
p. 1978 | Prasanna, T. R. S.

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