Current Science
A Fortnightly Journal of Research
ISSN 0011-3891
Volume 114 - Issue 9: 10 May, 2018
In this Issue
In this issue
p. 1800

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

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

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 Communications
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.

ISCA Best Poster Awards: 2018–2019
p. 1986

19th World Congress of Food Science and Technology
p. 1987

Faculty Positions Open - The Institute of Bioinformatics and Applied Biotechnology
p. 1988

Announcement for Awards: 2018–2019 - The Indian Science Congress Association
p. 1989

Research Associates, Junior Research Fellows, Project Fellows, Field Assistants - Institute of Bioresources and Sustainable Development
p. 1990

p. 1990

Bioinformatics National Certification 2018 - Department of Biotechnology
p. 1991

First Call for Nominations for 2018–19 - Abdul Kalam Technology Innovation National Fellowship
p. 1991

AcSIR invites Applications for admission to Ph.D. and Masters’ Program in disciplines of SCIENCE and ENGINEERING
p. 1992

Nominations are invited for G. N. Ramachandran Gold Medal for Excellence in Biological Sciences and Technology 2018
p. 1992

p. 1993

Junior Research Fellow and Field Assistant - Banaras Hindu University
p. 1993

Junior Research Fellow - SRM University
p. 1993

SERB School in Chemical Ecology - Centre for Ecological Sciences, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru
p. 1994

Senior Scientific Officer - Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium
p. 1994

International Day for Biological Diversity
p. 1997

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