Current Science
A Fortnightly Journal of Research
ISSN 0011-3891
Volume 115 - Issue 2: 25 Jul, 2018
In this Issue
In this issue
p. 0190

Editorial
Higher Education Commission of India: challenges ahead
p. 0191 | Sathyamurthy, N.

Correspondence
Orion’s belt
p. 0193 | Pai, Sanjay A.; Aradhya, Ravindra

Response by
p. 0193 | Vahia, M. N.; Halkare, Ganesh

The argumentative scientist
p. 0193 | Subrahmanyan, R.

News
Science Last Fortnight
p. 0194

Sach-Gaurav: world’s first cloned buffalo born in the field at an Indian dairy farm
p. 0198 | Selokar, N. L.; Sharma, P.; Kumar, D.; Sharma, R. K.; Yadav, P. S.

Meeting Report
Marine faunal diversity
p. 0199 | Dash, Swetapadma

Pteridological researches in India
p. 0200 | Kholia, B. S.; Sharma, Sachin; Kumar, Brijesh; Rawat, Vineet

Opinion
Next-generation sequencing technologies and the improvement of aquaculture sustainability of Pacific white shrimp (Litopenaeus vannamei)
p. 0202 | Rodriguez-Anaya, Libia Zulema; Casillas-Hernández, Ramón; Lares-Jiménez, Luis Fernando; Gonzalez-Galaviz, Jose Reyes

Commentary
The enigma of biofilms
p. 0204 | Aiyer, Kartik S.; Vijayakumar, B. S.; Vishwanathan, A. S.

Scientific Correspondence
Converting dried-up bore wells as groundwater recharge wells
p. 0206 | Ramachandrula, Venkata Ramamohan

Towards DNA-based technological advancement in Listeria monocytogenes detection
p. 0209 | Soni, Dharmendra K.; Dubey, Suresh K.

A rapid and effective method for extraction of bacterial DNA from crude oil-contaminated soil
p. 0211 | Dasgupta, Abhisek; Handique, Pratap J.; Saikia, Ratul

Biomass turnover interactions with soil C sequestration among the land uses in the Western Ghats
p. 0213 | Nagaraja, Mavinakoppa S.; Bhardwaj, Ajay Kumar; Champa, Bhadravathi V.

General Articles
Re-envisioning engineering education in India: IIT Gandhinagar’s Foundation Programme
p. 0217 | Reddy, Srinivas; Jain, Sudhir K.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v115/i2/217-221

Concentrated solar power in India: current status, challenges and future outlook
p. 0222 | Bannur, Suhas
doi: 10.18520/cs/v115/i2/222-227

The bio-incubation boom in India
p. 0228 | Dash, Satya Prakash; Saberwal, Gayatri
doi: 10.18520/cs/v115/i2/228-233

Review Articles
Exopolysaccharides from cyanobacteria and microalgae and their commercial application
p. 0234 | Kumar, Dhanesh; Kaštánek, Petr; Adhikary, Siba P.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v115/i2/234-241

Research Articles
Prospects of customized fertilizers in Indian agriculture
p. 0242 | Majumdar, Sabyasachi; Prakash, Nagabovanalli B.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v115/i2/242-248

Classification of SDSS photometric data using machine learning on a cloud
p. 0249 | Acharya, Vishwanath; Bora, Piyush Singh; Navin, Karri; Nazareth, Anisha; Anusha, P. S.; Rao, Shrisha
doi: 10.18520/cs/v115/i2/249-257

Impulsive and switching load balancing model and stability analysis
p. 0258 | Zhao, Tinglei; Qiao, Jianzhong; Lin, Shukuan; Wang, Yanhua
doi: 10.18520/cs/v115/i2/258-267

Multidisciplinary approach to teaching inorganic chemistry in high school: an example of the topic of metals
p. 0268 | Kostić, D. A.; Nikolić, R. S.; Krstić, N. S.; Nikolić, M. G.; Dimitrijević, V. D.; Simić, S.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v115/i2/268-273

Variation in carbon storage among tree species in the planted forest of Kathmandu, Central Nepal
p. 0274 | Bhatta, S. P.; Sharma, K. P.; Balami, S.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v115/i2/274-282

Multiresidue determination of pesticides in market honey from northern India using QuEChERS approach and assessment of potential risks to consumers
p. 0283 | Kumar, Atul; Gill, Jatinder Paul Singh; Bedi, Jasbir Singh
doi: 10.18520/cs/v115/i2/283-291

Analysis of agricultural substrates for nutritive values and biomethane potential
p. 0292 | Ali, Shehbaz; Shah, Tawaf Ali; Afzal, Asifa; Tabassum, Romana
doi: 10.18520/cs/v115/i2/292-299

Palaeo-channel bisecting Puri town, Odisha: vestige of the lost river ‘Saradha’?
p. 0300 | Jana, Subhamoy; Mohanty, William Kumar; Gupta, Saibal; Rath, Chirashree Srabani; Patnaik, Priyadarshi
doi: 10.18520/cs/v115/i2/300-309

Research Communication
Synthesis, heterocyclization and anti-tumour activity evaluation of some benzimidazole derivatives
p. 0310 | El-Ahwany, M. F.; El-Azim, Mohamed H. M. Abd
doi: 10.18520/cs/v115/i2/310-314

Effect of reduced traffic density on characteristics of particulate matter over Delhi
p. 0315 | Goel, Vikas; Mishra, Sumit Kumar; Ahlawat, Ajit; Sharma, Chhemendra; Vijayan, N.; Radhakrishnan, S. R.; Dimri, A. P.; Kotnala, R. K.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v115/i2/315-319

Enhanced fire severity in modern Indian dwellings
p. 0320 | Khan, Nasar Ahmad; Srivastava, Gaurav
doi: 10.18520/cs/v115/i2/320-325

Advances in sea surface layer temperature measurements with fast responding thermistor arrays on drifting buoys
p. 0325 | Srinivasan, R.; Rajendran, V.; Zacharia, Shijo; Sudhakar, Tata
doi: 10.18520/cs/v115/i2/325-330

Status of desertification in South India – assessment, mapping and change detection analysis
p. 0331 | Dharumarajan, S.; Lalitha, M.; Hegde, Rajendra; Janani, N.; Rajawat, A. S.; Sastry, K. L. N.; Singh, S. K.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v115/i2/331-338

Integrated assessment of drought vulnerability using indicators for Dhasan basin in Bundelkhand region, Madhya Pradesh, India
p. 0338 | Kar, Saswat Kumar; Thomas, T.; Singh, R. M.; Patel, Lokesh
doi: 10.18520/cs/v115/i2/338-346

Book Reviews
The Making of India: Geodynamic Evolution, 2nd edn by K. S. Valdiya
p. 0347 | Mukhopadhyay, Dhrubajyoti

Computational Botany: Methods for Automated Species Identification. P. Remagnino, S. J. Mayo, P. Wilkin, J. Cope and D. Kirkup
p. 0349 | Ramanan, S. Suresh; Khapugin, Anatoliy A.

Personal News
Arcot Ramachandran (1923–2018)
p. 0351 | Murthy, M. V. Krishna

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Workshop on Science Writing
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Workshop on Integrative Modeling of RNA Macromolecular Structures - Molecular Biophysics Unit, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru
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