Current Science
A Fortnightly Journal of Research
ISSN 0011-3891
Volume 114 - Issue 5: 10 Mar, 2018
In this Issue
In this issue
p. 0940

Guest Editorial
Aah! Aha! Ha-Ha!: Building a creative nation from the ground up
p. 0941 | Raghavan, Ramji

Global Knowledge Index 2017
p. 0943 | Prathap, Gangan

Avoid plastic banners
p. 0943 | Rao, K. Kesava

Kuldhara devastation and the great exodus
p. 0944 | Bahadur, Tej; Pandya, Aalok; Singh, Raghuveer

Response by
p. 0946 | Roy, A. B.; Bhu, Harsh; Sharma, Pankaj; Vaishnav, Kishan

Science Last Fortnight
p. 0947

In Conversation
Jörg Hacker
p. 0951 | Priya, S.

Mega science versus small science: remarks on scientific research in India
p. 0953 | Majumdar, Parthasarathi; Mukherjee, Dipak Kumar

High impact factor journals have more publications than expected
p. 0955 | Liu, Fang; Guo, Wenbo; Zuo, Chao

Scientific Correspondence
Terrain attributes of sacred grove locations point towards conscious spatial delineation
p. 0957 | Bhagyanathan, Anjana; Kasthurba, A. K.; Thampi, Santosh G.; Dhayanithy, Deepak

Similarity in Ph D thesis in state universities is less than 10%
p. 0959 | Biji, C. L.; Senan, Veena; Nair, Achuthsankar S.

Breaking of Larsen C from Antarctica
p. 0961 | Jayaprasad, P.; Ahmad, Touseef; Maity, Saroj; Misra, Arundhati

Altered habitats, altered behaviours: use of plastic in nest building by Indian palm squirrel
p. 0963 | Mohan, K.; Singh, Mewa

Technical Note
A cost-effective ground pollination system for hybridization in tall coconut palms
p. 0964 | Kumar, K. Deva; Arumuganathan, T.; Thomas, R. J.; Niral, V.; Karun, Anitha; Chowdappa, P.

General Articles
Understanding the Aryan debate: population genetic concepts and frameworks
p. 0971 | Majumder, Partha P.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v114/i05/971-975

Mangrove forests of India
p. 0976 | Kathiresan, K.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v114/i05/976-981

Moving beyond phenology: new directions in the study of temporal dynamics of tropical insect communities
p. 0982 | Molleman, Freerk
doi: 10.18520/cs/v114/i05/982-986

Research Articles
Understanding the linkages between climate change and forest
p. 0987 | Devi, Rinku Moni; Patasaraiya, Maneesh Kumar; Sinha, Bhaskar; Saran, Sameer; Dimri, A. P.; Jaiswal, Rajeev
doi: 10.18520/cs/v114/i05/987-996

Speciality rice biodiversity of Kerala: need for incentivising conservation in the era of changing climate
p. 0997 | Gopi, Girigan; Manjula, M.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v114/i05/997-1006

Quantitative analysis of marker-based watershed image segmentation
p. 1007 | Madhumitha, S.; Manikandan, M.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v114/i05/1007-1013

A target imaging method of multiple-input-multiple-output ground penetrating radar-based on direction of arrival estimation
p. 1014 | Jianjun, Xi; Ling, Huang
doi: 10.18520/cs/v114/i05/1014-1023

Regional scale analysis of climate extremes in an SRM geoengineering simulation, Part 1: precipitation extremes
p. 1024 | Muthyala, Rohi; Bala, Govindasamy; Nalam, Aditya
doi: 10.18520/cs/v114/i05/1024-1035

Regional scale analysis of climate extremes in an SRM geoengineering simulation, Part 2: temperature extremes
p. 1036 | Muthyala, Rohi; Bala, Govindasamy; Nalam, Aditya
doi: 10.18520/cs/v114/i05/1036-1045

Scaling of hydraulic functions in heterogeneous soil using nonlinear least squares minimization method
p. 1046 | Ahmed, Akram
doi: 10.18520/cs/v114/i05/1046-1054

Changes and vertical distribution characteristics of soil organic carbon in different land cover types in Honghe wetland of Sanjiang Plain, China
p. 1055 | Liang, Yukai; Dong, Weihong; Wu, Xiancang; Xie, Wei
doi: 10.18520/cs/v114/i05/1055-1062

Calcite precipitation by Rhodococcus sp. isolated from Kotumsar cave, Chhattisgarh, India
p. 1063 | Baskar, Sushmitha; Chalia, Swati; Baskar, Ramanathan
doi: 10.18520/cs/v114/i05/1063-1074

Multivariate analysis of deboning data for classifying Hanwoo (Korean native cattle) by gender
p. 1075 | Shim, Joon-Yong; Kim, Ha-Yeong; Cho, Byoung-Kwan; Yang, Seung Hwan; Mo, Changyeun; Kwon, Kyung Do; Kim, Jin-Hyoung; Lee, Wang-Hee
doi: 10.18520/cs/v114/i05/1075-1082

Research Communications
Quality and impact of GPSRO observations from Megha-Tropique satellite on NGFS model
p. 1083 | Johny, C. J.; Prasad, V. S.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v114/i05/1083-1088

Comparative analysis of grain quality and nutraceutical properties of selected rice varieties from Kerala
p. 1088 | Shylaraj, K. S.; Nadh, Soumya G.; Chandran, Shimi K.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v114/i05/1088-1094

Dynamics of shifting cultivation in relation to slope and elevation in parts of Nagaland, India
p. 1094 | Nongkynrih, Jenita Mary; Pohshna, Chwadaka; Sarma, Kamani Kanta
doi: 10.18520/cs/v114/i05/1094-1099

Role of antagonistic yeast Candida tropicalis YZ27 on postharvest life and quality of litchi cv. Bombai
p. 1100 | Zhimo, V. Yeka; Saha, Jayanta; Singh, Balveer; Chakraborty, Ivi
doi: 0.18520/cs/v114/i05/1100-1105

Surface water quality in sacred groves of Garhwal Himalayan region, India
p. 1105 | Jana, Purna; Wotsa, Kaboli; Dasgupta, Sabyasachi; Todaria, Nagendra P.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v114/i05/1105-1110

Kinematics and timing of brittle–ductile shearing of Mylonites along the Bok Bak fault, Peninsular Malaysia
p. 1110 | Salmanfarsi, Ahmad Faiz; Shuib, Mustaffa Kamal; Fatt, Ng Tham; Zulkifley, Mohamad Tarmizi Mohamad
doi: 10.18520/cs/v114/i05/1110-1116

Coral-killing sponge Terpios hoshinota invades the corals of Gulf of Mannar, Southeast India
p. 1117 | Raj, K. Diraviya; Bharath, M. Selva; Mathews, G.; Aeby, Greta S.; Edward, J. K. Patterson
doi: 10.18520/cs/v114/i05/1117-1119

Book Reviews
Capturing the Cosmic Light: A Handbook of Astrophotography, Sathyakumar P. M. Sharma
p. 1120 | Singh, K. P.

Clouds: Nature and Culture, Richard Hamblyn
p. 1120 | Sharma, Sudhirendar

Annual Review of Physiology, 2017, David Julius and David E. Clapham (eds)
p. 1121 | Vaz, Mario

Personal News
Baldev Raj (1947–2018)
p. 1123 | Rao, K. Bhanu Sankara; Venkatraman, B.

ISCA Young Scientist’s Programme: 2018–2019 - The Indian Science Congress Association
p. 1126

p. 1127

NASI–Reliance Industries Platinum Jubilee Awards - The National Academy of Sciences, India
p. 1128

Nominations for VASVIK Awards 2017 and 2018
p. 1129

Science Academies’ Refresher Course in Experimental Physics
p. 1130

Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Pune
p. 1131

2019-2020 Fulbright-Nehru and other Fulbright Fellowships for Indian Citizens - FULBRIGHT
p. 1132

Applications/Nominations are Invited for the Post of Chief Executive Officer, Center of Innovative and Applied Bioprocessing (CIAB), Mohali, India
p. 1133

Science Academies’ Refresher Course on Mathematics
p. 1134

Special Recruitment Drive for SCs, STs, PwD and OBCs - Jawaharlal Nehru University
p. 1135

Inviting you to be an Enabler for nurturing Biotech Startup - BIRAC
p. 1136

Senior Research Fellow - Council of Scientific and Industrial Research
p. 1136

SYAHI Publication House
p. 1137

Nominations are Invited for Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize for Science and Technology 2018
p. 1137

Invites Nominations from Scientists/Researchers for Forthcoming IODP Expedition - National Centre for Antarctic and Ocean Research
p. 1138

Research Associate - S. N. Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences
p. 1138

Junior Research Fellow - BANASTHALI VIDYAPITH
p. 1139

Admissions open - The University of Trans-Disciplinary Health Sciences and Technology
p. 1139

B.M. Birla Science Prizes
p. 1139

Science Academies’ Refresher Course in Topology 2–14 May 2018
p. 1141

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