Current Science
A Fortnightly Journal of Research
ISSN 0011-3891
Volume 117 - Issue 01: 10 Jul, 2019
In this Issue
In this Issue
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Guest Editorial
Communicating environmental science to the public
p. 0007 | Nagendra, Harini; Mundoli, Seema

The history of a superstition*
p. 0009 | Krishna, G. L.

Science Last Fortnight
p. 0010

In Conversation
Rohini Godbole
p. 0014 | Pawar, Pratik

Research output of India compared to BRICS countries in publishing pharmacology, toxicology and pharmaceutics research papers
p. 0018 | Ligade, Virendra S.; Dengale, Swapnil

Scientific Correspondence
High incidence of scandium and REY in garnets from coastal sands of India
p. 0020 | Dinesh, A. C.; Nisha, N. V.; Pillai, Rachna

Seediness as an invasive trait in Mimosa diplotricha Sauvalle in a tropical grassland
p. 0021 | Choudhury, Manabendra Ray; Deb, Panna; Singha, Hilloljyoti

Rapid sedimentation and organic matter accumulation in the Kashmir Himalayan lakes: a challenge for lake managers
p. 0023 | Lone, Aasif Mohmad

General Articles
Evaluation of current policies on the use of unmanned aerial vehicles in Indian agriculture
p. 0025 | Singh, Vijay; Bagavathiannan, Muthukumar; Chauhan, Bhagirath Singh; Singh, Samar
doi: 10.18520/cs/v117/i1/25-29

Consortium of Industrial Agroforestry: an institutional mechanism for sustaining agroforestry in India
p. 0030 | Sudhagar, R. Jude; Fernandaz, C. Cinthia; Krishnakumar, N.; Parthiban, K. T.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v117/i1/30-36

Bibliometric profile of research on antibiotics in sediments during 1958–2016
p. 0037 | Zheng, Chun-Li; Wang, Yi-Fei; Qiu, Qian-Ling-Lin; Li, Gang; Xu, Yao-Yang
doi: 10.18520/cs/v117/i1/37-45

Research Account
The Maski Archaeological Research Project (2010–18): initial results from a multi-period interdisciplinary project on the Raichur Doab, Karnataka, India
p. 0046 | Bauer, Andrew M.; Johansen, Peter G.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v117/i1/46-56

Research Articles
Numerical characterization of the effects of flow rate on pressure and velocity distribution of pump as turbine
p. 0057 | Gao, Yong; Fan, Xiaoyong; Dang, Rui
doi: 10.18520/cs/v117/i1/57-63

Overview of damage assessment of structures
p. 0064 | Hait, Pritam; Sil, Arjun; Choudhury, Satyabrata
doi: 10.18520/cs/v117/i1/64-70

Household-level food and nutrition insecurity and its determinants in eastern India
p. 0071 | Parappurathu, Shinoj; Kumar, Anjani; Bantilan, Cynthia; Joshi, Pramod Kumar
doi: 10.18520/cs/v117/i1/71-79

An integrated approach in developing flood vulnerability index of India using spatial multi-criteria evaluation technique
p. 0080 | Rao, K. H. V. Durga; Alladi, Shravya; Singh, Amanpreet
doi: 10.18520/cs/v117/i1/80-86

Development of composite radial filter for recharging aquifers with canal water
p. 0087 | Gaurav; Singh, J. P.; Sahota, P. P.; Singh, K.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v117/i1/87-93

Examining traffic flow parameters at merging section on high-speed urban roads in India
p. 0094 | Kumar, Pallav; Arkatkar, Shrinivas; Joshi, Gaurang
doi: 10.18520/cs/v117/i1/94-103

Research Communication
Development of avalanche information system using remote sensing and GIS technology in the Indian Karakoram Himalaya
p. 0104 | Gusain, H. S.; Negi, H. S.; Dhamija, Sudhir; Mishra, V. D.; Snehmani
doi: 10.18520/cs/v117/i1/104-109

Evaluation of a crop growth model for sweet potato over a set of agro-climatic conditions in India
p. 0110 | Mithra, V. S. Santhosh; Pushpalatha, Raji; Sunitha, S.; George, James; Singh, P. P.; Singh, R. S.; Tarafdar, J.; Mitra, Surajit; Deo, Chandra; Pareek, Sunil; Lakshmi, B. K. M.; Shiny, R.; Byju, G.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v117/i1/110-113

Microbiological quality of drinking water in Amarja reservoir catchment, Aland taluk, Karnataka, India
p. 0114 | Rizvi, Syed Shams; Mohammed-Aslam, M. A.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v117/i1/114-121

Production of novel bio-flocculants from Klebsiella variicola BF1 using cassava starch wastewater and its application
p. 0121 | Nguyen, Ngoc Tuan; Phan, Thi Ha My; Tran, Tuyet Nhung; Velmurugan, Bharath Kumar; Kiefer, Rudolf
doi: 10.18520/cs/v117/i1/121-129

Sharp variations in groundwater levels at the same location: a case study from a heavily overexploited, fractured rock aquifer system near Bengaluru, South India
p. 0130 | Ballukraya, P. N.; Srinivasan, V.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v117/i1/130-138

A simple push–pull strategy to harvest earthworms from coconut leaf vermicompost produced in tanks
p. 0138 | Gopal, Murali; Gupta, Alka
doi: 10.18520/cs/v117/i1/138-144

Book Reviews
C. V. Raman’s Student Sukumar Chandra Sirkar: Life and Science. Rajinder Singh
p. 0145 | Virk, Hardev Singh

Annual Review of Nutrition, 2018. Patrick J. Stover and Rudi Balling (eds)
p. 0146 | Mani, Indu

Personal News
V. Santhanam (1925–2019)
p. 0149 | Kesavan, P. C.

Pran Nath Pandita (1949–2019)
p. 0150 | Ananthanarayan, B.

Historical Notes
Photography: photofilm to digital sensor
p. 0152 | Misra, R. N.

Sun Pharma Research Awards – 2019 and Sun Pharma Science Scholar Awards – 2019
p. 0155

Staff Scientists on Direct Recruitment basis - National Institute of Plant Genome Research
p. 0156

INVITES PROPOSALS - Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council
p. 0157

p. 0158

The Mina – M.S. Swaminathan Doctoral Fellowship Programme
p. 0159

Crystal Growth Centre, Anna University, Chennai
p. 0159

5th International Conference on Plant Genetics and Genomics
p. 0160

International Conference on Molecular Medicine - Charotar University of Science and Technology
p. 0160

Centre for Environmental Management of Degraded Ecosystems
p. 0161

Call for Proposals under BIRAC Innovation Fellowships for Igniting new Market-led Ideas
p. 0161

Associate Professor and Assistant Professor - Chettinad Academy of Research and Education
p. 0162

Faculty of Agriculture - Sri Sri University
p. 0162

Junior Research Fellow - PSG College of Technology
p. 0162

Junior Research Fellows - Tamil Universtiy
p. 0162

Big 15th Call Biotechnology Ignition Grant - Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council
p. 0163

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