Current Science
A Fortnightly Journal of Research
ISSN 0011-3891
Volume 115 - Issue 04: 25 Aug, 2018
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In this Issue
In this issue
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Editorial
Woes of geoscience education in India
p. 0595 | Saha, Dilip

Correspondence
Top ten universities from CWTS Leiden Ranking 2018
p. 0597 | Prathap, Gangan

Agrobio-cultural diversity of alder based shifting cultivation practiced by Angami tribes in Khonoma village, Kohima, Nagaland
p. 0598 | Giri, Krishna; Mishra, Gaurav; Jayaraj, R. S. C.; Kumar, Rajesh

News
Science Last Fortnight
p. 0600

Meeting Report
Indian Academy of Sciences, Bengaluru – 29th Mid-Year Meeting
p. 0604 | Sugumaran, Geetha; Priya, S.

Techno-foresight in R&D
p. 0606 | Mandal, K.; Kshitij, A.; Goswami, P.

Biodiversity and climate change
p. 0608 | Behera, M. D.; Pasha, S. V.; Tripathi, P.; Pandey, P. C.

Science and technology awareness programme in Uttarakhand
p. 0610 | Tewari, Ira; Bargali, Kiran; Bargali, S. S.; Upadhyay, Rajeev

Opinion
Food for thought: putting wild edibles back on the table for combating hidden hunger in developing countries
p. 0611 | Singh, Ajeet; Dubey, Pradeep Kumar; Abhilash, P. C.

Commentary
Insect–bryophyte interactions: a little explored territory in the domain of insect–plant interactions
p. 0614 | Raman, Anantanarayanan

Veterinarians as scientific contributors in mainstream biomedical research
p. 0616 | Sehrawat, Sharvan; Kaul, Rajeev

Scientific Correspondence
5α/5β Stereochemistry of spirostanol and furostanol saponins
p. 0618 | Sidana, Jasmeen; Singh, Bikram; Sharma, Om P.

Occurrence of the new invasive pest, fall armyworm, Spodoptera frugiperda (J.E. Smith) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae), in the maize fields of Karnataka, India
p. 0621 | Ganiger, P. C.; Yeshwanth, H. M.; Muralimohan, K.; Vinay, N.; Kumar, A. R. V.; Chandrashekara, K.

Ultra structure of the compound eyes of the ants – Odontomachus haematodus and Diacamma rugosum
p. 0624 | Babu, Martin J.; Nair, Reshma

Spectacular Basalt columns of Panhala-Masai range, Maharashtra: a potential geoheritage site in the Deccan Traps
p. 0626 | Shirke, K. D.; Patil, J. D.; Bandivedkar, K.; Pawar, N. J.; Kale, Vishwas S.

Technical Note
Foetal movement detection and characterization based on force sensing
p. 0629 | Al-Ashwal, Rania Hussien; Sazali, Amirul Ridhwan bin

General Articles
Bringing a women’s perspective to family planning
p. 0633 | Sangar, Sunita
doi: 10.18520/cs/v115/i4/633-637

Geological and geotechnical approach for excavation of large unlined rock cavern
p. 0638 | Singh, D.; Mandal, A.; Usmani, A.; Nanda, A.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v115/i4/638-643

Site-specific land resource inventory for scientific planning of Sujala watersheds in Karnataka
p. 0644 | Hegde, Rajendra; Niranjana, K. V.; Srinivas, S.; Danorkar, B. A.; Singh, S. K.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v115/i4/644-652

Research productivity and international collaboration of top Indonesian universities
p. 0653 | Darmadji, Ahmad; Prasojo, Lantip Diat; Kusumaningrum, Fitri Ayu; Andriansyah, Yuli
doi: 10.18520/cs/v115/i4/653-658

Review Articles
Quantum dots for solar energy harvesting
p. 0659 | Das, Karen; Baruah, Sunandan
doi: 10.18520/cs/v115/i4/659-668

ESAT-6 Independent survival and virulence: need for paradigm shift?
p. 0669 | Gour, Raj Kumar; Nag, Shikha; Musti, Krishnasastry
doi: 10.18520/cs/v115/i4/669-676

Research Articles
Modelling finite and infinite behaviour of cancer stages using Büchi and finite automata
p. 0677 | Singh, Natasha; Kumar, Ajay
doi: 10.18520/cs/v115/i4/677-681

Low-high temperature flue gas direct injection in south African bituminous and anthracite coals: sorption capacity assessment
p. 0682 | Mabuza, Major; Premlall, Kasturie; Onyango, Maurice; Daramola, Michael O.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v115/i4/682-691

Fluorosis is linked to anaemia
p. 0692 | Susheela, Andezhath K.; Mondal, Nisith Kumar; Gupta, Rashmi; Sethi, Mohini; Pandey, Ravindra Mohan
doi: 10.18520/cs/v115/i4/692-700

Genomic variation mapping and detection of novel genes based on genome-wide survey of an elite upland cotton hybrid (Gossypium hirsutum L.)
p. 0701 | Wang, Zhenyu; Li, Wei; Xiao, Guanghui; Zhou, Xiaojian; Pei, Xiaoyu; Liu, Yangai; Zhou, Kehai; He, Kunlun; Liu, Junfang; Li, Ying; Zhang, Wensheng; Ren, Zhongying; Meng, Qingqin; Wang, Haifeng; Ma, Xiongfeng; Yang, Daigang
doi: 10.18520/cs/v115/i4/701-709

Estimation of elastic parameters, mineralogy and pore characteristics of Gondwana shale in Eastern India for evaluation of shale gas potential
p. 0710 | Sarkar, Piyush; Singh, Kumar Hemant; Ghosh, Ranjana; Singh, Trilok Nath
doi: 10.18520/cs/v115/i4/710-720

Assessing water footprints and virtual water flows in Gomti river basin of India
p. 0721 | Mali, Santosh S.; Singh, D. K.; Sarangi, A.; Parihar, S. S.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v115/i4/721-728

Large-scale shoreline undulations and role of self-organization processes
p. 0729 | Zhong, Xiaojing; Dong, Ping; Chen, Shenliang
doi: 10.18520/cs/v115/i4/729-738

Workforce challenges in Indian banking scenario – Journey from identification till mitigation
p. 0739 | Roy, Neha Chhabra; Vishwanathan, T.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v115/i4/739-747

Research Communication
Optic disc and cup segmentation in fundus retinal images using feature detection and morphological techniques
p. 0748 | Priyadharsini, R.; Beulah, A.; Sharmila, T. Sree
doi: 10.18520/cs/v115/i4/748-752

A comparative study on biodegradation of chlorpyrifos by wild E. coli and Pseudomonas fluorescens bacterial isolates inhabiting different ecosystems of Kashmir valley
p. 0753 | ., Bushra; Showkat, Sageera; Ubaid-Ullah, Shah; Laila, Omi; Majid, Sumyra; Dar, Neyiaz A.; Ahmad, Mukhtar; Sharma, Girish; Murtaza, Imtiyaz
doi: 10.18520/cs/v115/i4/753-758

An improved microscopic method for the rapid diagnosis of emerging microsporidian parasite, Enterocytozoon hepatopenaei in shrimp farms
p. 0758 | Praveena, P. Ezhil; Bhuvaneswari, T.; Krishnan, A. Navaneeth; Jagadeesan, V.; Rajan, J. Joseph Sahaya; Jithendran, K. P.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v115/i4/758-763

Haematobiochemical parametrs of fishes of preferential nutritional habits
p. 0763 | Acharya, Gayatri; Mohanty, Prafulla K.; Puspamitra, Sujata; Das, Aryadhara; Nayak, Sarbeswar
doi: 10.18520/cs/v115/i4/763-766

Crop productivity and suitability analysis for land-use planning in Himalayan ecosystem of Uttarakhand, India
p. 0767 | Sati, Vishwambhar Prasad; Wei, Deng
doi: 10.18520/cs/v115/i4/767-772

Mudbanks and fisheries along the Kerala coast – myth and reality
p. 0773 | Kumar, S. Prasanna; Kumar, P. K. Dinesh; Muraleedharan, K. R.; George, Grinson; Mathew, Dayana; Kripa, V.; Jeyabaskaran, R.; Ramaiah, N.; Gopalakrishnan, A.; Naqvi, S. W. A.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v115/i4/773-778

Antimicrobial coating of cotton twill tape with neem oil, eucalyptus oil and tulsi oil for medicinal application
p. 0779 | Balamurugan, G. K.; Babuskin, S.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v115/i4/779-782

Book Reviews
The Seduction of Curves: The Lines of Beauty that Connect Mathematics, Art, and the Nude by Allan McRobie
p. 0783 | Sharma, Sudhirendar

Annual Review of Biophysics, 2017, Ken A. Dill and Xiaowei Zhuang (eds)
p. 0784 | Gopal, B.

Personal News
Digvijai Singh (1934–2018)
p. 0786 | Bhandari, R. K.

Historical Notes
‘Constitution of India’: Preservation of original
p. 0788 | Aswal, D. K.; Mehrotra, Ranjana

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