Current Science
A Fortnightly Journal of Research
ISSN 0011-3891
Volume 116 - Issue 12: 25 Jun, 2019
In this Issue
In this issue
p. 1938

Guest Editorial
Research and public universities
p. 1939 | Krishnaswamy, S.

Landscape of elite, research-intensive higher educational institutions in India - lessons from the Scimago Institutions ranking
p. 1941 | Prathap, Gangan

Response by
p. 1942 | Lakhotia, S. C.; Patwardhan, Kishor; Rastogi, Sanjeev

Meeting Report
Science of the earth system
p. 1942 | Rao, N. V. Chalapathi

AYUSH Research
p. 1942 | Ranganath, H. A.

Science Last Fortnight
p. 1944

In Conversation
Andrew Paul Haines
p. 1948 | Nair, Amruta; Priya, S.

Are there limits to artificial intelligence?
p. 1951 | Kak, Subhash

Tackling wheat rusts through resistance- success, challenges and preparedness
p. 1953 | Bhardwaj, S. C.; Singh, G. P.

Scientific Correspondence
A new growth medium for identification and isolation of Pyricularia grisea from finger millet (Elusine coracana L. Gaertn)
p. 1955 | Jadhao, K. R.; Rout, G. R.

New isolate of Chilli leaf curl virus on capsicum (Bell Pepper) under protected cultivation in Dharwad, Karnataka, India
p. 1957 | Channakeshava, C.; Patil, M. S.

Drowned valleys of Vaigai and Tamiraparani rivers in the Gulf of Mannar region, India
p. 1958 | Ramasamy, Sm.; Saravanavel, J.

General Articles
Into the fission valley of 'magic nucleus' polonium
p. 1961 | Ghosh, Tilak Kumar
doi: 10.18520/cs/v116/i12/1961-1964

Information mining and visualization of highly cited papers on type-2 diabetes mellitus from ESI
p. 1965 | Zhai, Tong; Di, Lizhi
doi: 10.18520/cs/v116/i12/1965-1974

Research Account
Diverse behaviour of C-3 enolates derived from configurationally isomeric trimethyl 1-methylcyclohexane-1,2,3-tricarboxylates
p. 1975 | Balasubrahmanyam, S. N.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v116/i12/1975-1986

Research Articles
Pharmacological evaluation of antihypertensive activity of a novel ATI angiotensin 2 receptor antagonist
p. 1987 | Tang, Bei; Li, Helin; Zhong, Ze; Wu, Huiping; Shen, Hongwei; Hu, Jiayuan; Ma, Jianping; Wu, Jinting; Wang, Yuehui
doi: 10.18520/cs/v116/i12/1987-1992

EEG signal-based movement control for mobile robots
p. 1993 | Rahul, Yumlembam; Sharma, Rupam Kumar
doi: 10.18520/cs/v116/i12/1993-2000

Assessment of rib spalling hazard degree in mining face based on background subtraction algorithm and support vector machine
p. 2001 | Si, Lei; Wang, Zhongbin; Liu, Xinhua; Tan, Chao; Xu, Rongxin
doi: 10.18520/cs/v116/i12/2000-2012

Utilization of Foeniculum vulgare in herbal candy preparation and analyzing its effect on the physio-chemical and sensory properties
p. 2013 | Kailey, Rekha; Dhawan, Kajal; Rasane, Prasad; Singh, Jyoti; Kaur, Sawinder; Singh, Bhanu Pratap; Kaur, Navneet; Kaur, Damanpreet
doi: 10.18520/cs/v116/i12/2013-2019

Modelling soil cation exchange capacity in different land-use systems using artificial neural networks and multiple regression analysis
p. 2020 | Mishra, Gaurav; Das, Juri; Sulieman, Magboul
doi: 10.18520/cs/v116/i12/2020-2027

Effects of calcium on emergence and seedling growth of castor bean under salinity stress
p. 2028 | Guo, Xiaoqian; Zhou, Guisheng; Zhu, Guanglong; Jiao, Xiurong
doi: 10.18520/cs/v116/i12/2028-2035

A prediction model for mining subsidence in loess-covered mountainous areas of Western China
p. 2036 | Tang, Fuquan; Lu, Jiaxin; Li, Pengfei
doi: 10.18520/cs/v116/i12/2036-2043

Does rise in temperature adversely affect soil fertility, carbon fractions, microbial biomass, and enzyme activities under different land uses?
p. 2044 | Chatterjee, Dibyendu; Kuotsu, Rukuosietuo; Ao, Merasenla; Saha, Saurav; Ray, Sanjay Kumar; Ngachan, S. V.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v116/i12/2044-2054

Determination of an effective pollinator for the rare and endangered Urophysa rochkii and the effects of floral organs on flower visiting by insects
p. 2055 | Bie, Pengfei; Tang, Ting; Hu, Jinyao; Zhang, Lushui; Zhao, Qiuyue
doi: 10.18520/cs/v116/i12/2055-2062

Eco-geomorphic assessment of the Varanasi Turtle Sanctuary and its implication for Ganga River conservation
p. 2063 | Sonkar, Gaurav Kailash; Gaurav, Kumar; Dasgupt, Niladri; Hussain, Syed Ainul; Sinha, Rajiv
doi: 10.18520/cs/v116/i12/2063-2071

Carbon storage potential of mangroves – are we missing the boat?
p. 2071 | Ragavan, P.; Sivakumar, K.; Jayaraj, R. S. C.; Mohan, P. M.; Rana, T. S.

Research Communications
The DNAzyme anti-insulin-like growth factor -IIP3 inhibited tumor growth in a mouse model of human hepatocarcinoma
p. 2072 | Zhang, Min; Mei, Chun-Li; Liu, Ji-Dong
doi: 10.18520/cs/v116/i12/2072-2077

Fluoride removal by novel composite material and its performance in the fixed-bed column filter
p. 2077 | ., Mahipal; Faisal, Hasan Ahmed; Kar, Arkamitra; Raychoudhury, Trishikhi
doi: 10.18520/cs/v116/i12/2077-2083

Evaluation of high rate MBBR to predict optimal design parameters for higher carbon and subsequent ammoniacal nitrogen removal
p. 2083 | Magdum, Sandip; Kalyanraman, V.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v116/i12/2083-2088

Empirical modelling for retrieval of foliar traits in cotton crop using spatial data
p. 2089 | Malhi, Ramandeep Kaur M.; Kiran, G. Sandhya
doi: 10.18520/cs/v116/i12/2089-2096

Consumption rate and predatory preference of the predaceous mite, Neoseiulus californicus to Tetranychus urticae and Eotetranychus lewisi on Strawberry in California USA
p. 2097 | Kaur, Paramjit; Zalom, Frank G.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v116/i12/2097-2101

Book Reviews
Annual Review of Nuclear and Particle Science, 2018. Barry R. Holstein, Wick C. Haxton and Abolhassan Jawahery (eds)
p. 2102 | Ananthanarayan, B.

Indian Science: Transforming India – Impact of Science in Independent India. L. S. Shashidhara (ed.)
p. 2104 | Pai, Sanjay A.

Personal News
Sydney Brenner (1927–2019)
p. 2106 | Babu, Kavita; Koushika, Sandhya P.

Scientists in all Areas Relevant to Human Genetics - Centre for Human Genetics, Bengaluru
p. 2110

Applications for Centre-Director, Indore Centre
p. 2111

Research Associate/Post-Doctoral Fellow in Power System Modeling - National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bengaluru
p. 2112

Invites Proposals - Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council
p. 2113

Eleventh Indian Scientific Expedition to Southern Ocean/Antarctic Waters - National Centre for Polar and Ocean Research
p. 2114

Nominations from Scientists/Researchers for Forthcoming IODP Expedition - National Centre for Polar and Ocean Research
p. 2114

Research Associate and Junior Research Fellow - S.N. Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences
p. 2115

DST Postdoctoral Fellowship in Nano Science and Technology - Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research
p. 2115

Project Assistants, Junior Research Fellows and Post-Doctoral Fellows - L. V. Prasad Eye Institute
p. 2116

Professor/Associate Professor/Assistant Professor - National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bengaluru
p. 2116

Scientists/Researchers for Forthcoming IODP Expeditions - National Centre For Polar and Ocean Research
p. 2117

Research Fellows and Research/Project Assistants - National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bengaluru
p. 2117

Dr D. C. Pavate Memorial Fellowships in Cambridge, 2020 - Karnatak University, Dharwad
p. 2118

Project Assistant - S.N. Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences
p. 2118

Junior Research Fellows - Bhabha Atomic Research Centre
p. 2119

Vice Chancellor - Institute of Chemical Technology
p. 2119

Junior Research Fellow and Field Assistant - Banaras Hindu University
p. 2120

Scientists, Researchers and Academicians Working in Public Funded Institutions in India: Abdul Kalam Technology Innovation National Fellowship
p. 2120

30th Mid-Year Meeting - Indian Academy of Sciences
p. 2123

Workshop on Science Writing - Current Science Association
p. 2124

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