Current Science
A Fortnightly Journal of Research
ISSN 0011-3891
Volume 117 - Issue 10: 25 Nov, 2019
In this Issue
In this issue
p. 1550

Editorial
Remote sensing is a powerful tool, but not a panacea in itself
p. 1551 | Navalgund, Ranganath

Correspondence
On chaining the epigenetics blocks
p. 1553 | Ray, Partha Pratim; Majumder, Poulami

Flaws in UGC assessment of recognition of journals
p. 1553 | Sarma, V. Venkateswara

Space weather and pandemic warnings?
p. 1554 | Wickramasinghe, N. C.; Wickramasinghe, D. T.; Senanayake, S.; Qu, J.; Tokoro, G.; Temple, R.; Steele, E. J.

Enset glaucum (Roxb.) – a wild progenitor species of banana and its little known presence in North East India
p. 1555 | Rajappa, J. J.; Sangma, E. M.; Karmakar, B.

Genetically modified organisms
p. 1556 | Rodrigues, Aruna

News
Science Last Fortnight
p. 1557

2019 Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar Prize of Plasma Physics
p. 1561 | Khan, Sameen Ahmed

India’s Scientific Social Responsibility Policy
p. 1562 | Rajput, Abhay S. D.

Empowering stakeholders for monitoring biodiversity in the Indian Himalayan region
p. 1563 | Ghosh, Dibyajyoti; Sajan, Sheikh; Chatterjee, Paromit; Tripathy, Basudev; Chandra, Kailash

Meeting Report
Risk–Benefit Assessment for alien fishes
p. 1563 | Joshi, K. D.; Kumar, Aditya; Basheer, V. S.; Sood, Neeraj; Pradhan, P. K.; Lal, Kuldeep K.; Babu, Suresh; Kaushal, Nitin

Research News
Bird nests and forensic geology
p. 1566 | Papoulis, Dimitrios; Gianni, Eleni

Opinion
Cropland greening and forest browning in India – an alarm to strengthen conservation measures
p. 1568 | Ragavan, P.; Rana, T. S.

Commentary
Wildlife farming to conserve nature’s elusive wealth in North East India
p. 1569 | Talukdar, Nazimur Rahman; Choudhury, Parthankar

Scientific temper and education: virtues of science in the early 20th century India
p. 1571 | Bardapurkar, Abhijeet

Erratum
Chanchal Uberoi (1939–2019)
p. 1573 | Balasubrahmanyam, S. N.

Diverse behaviour of C-3 enolates derived from configurationally isomeric trimethyl 1-methylcyclohexane-1,2,3-tricarboxylates
p. 1573 | Balasubrahmanyam, S. N.

Addendum
Applications of geospatial technology in the management of cultural heritage sites – potentials and challenges for the Indian region
p. 1573 | Rajangam, Krupa; Rajani, M. B.

General Articles
Scientometric analyses and visualization of scientific outcome on Nipah virus
p. 1574 | Singh, Nirmal; Brar, R. S.; Chavan, Shankar B.; Singh, Jaswant
doi: 10.18520/cs/v117/i10/1574-1584

A cascaded pushing displacement estimation approach for hydraulic powered roof support based on multi-segmental Kalman filter
p. 1585 | Zhang, Lin; Feng, Shang; Luo, Minzhou; Ji, Aimin
doi: 10.18520/cs/v117/i10/1585-1597

Review Articles
Targeting transcription factors for plant disease resistance: shifting paradigm
p. 1598 | Chattopadhyay, Anirudha; Purohit, Jyotika; Tiwari, Kapil K.; Deshmukh, Rupesh
doi: 10.18520/cs/v117/i10/1598-1607

Special Section: Shipwrecks (Guest Editors: Ravi Korisettar and Sila Tripati)
Preface
p. 1608 | Korisettar, Ravi; Tripati, Sila

Living museums in the sea: the past, present and future of underwater cultural heritage preservation
p. 1612 | Hawley, Kirsten; Beeker, Charles D.; Haskell, Samuel; Maus, Matthew
doi: 10.18520/cs/v117/i10/1612-1616

Dendroarchaeology of shipwrecks and ships in the eastern Mediterranean
p. 1617 | Liphschitz, Nili
doi: 10.18520/cs/v117/i10/1617-1622

Vulnerability of shipwreck sites in Indonesian waters
p. 1623 | Ridwan, Nia Naelul Hasanah
doi: 10.18520/cs/v117/i10/1623-1628

Metal detection: an essential aid in maritime archaeology
p. 1629 | McCarthy, M.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v117/i10/1629-1634

Recent underwater investigations at Takashima: searching for the lost fleet of the Mongol Empire
p. 1635 | Ikeda, Yoshifumi; Sasaki, Randy; Kimura, Jun
doi: 10.18520/cs/v117/i10/1635-1639

The Bakau or Maranei shipwreck: a Chinese smuggling vessel and its context
p. 1640 | Miksic, John N.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v117/i10/1640-1646

Long distance Arab shipping in the 9th century Indian Ocean: recent shipwreck evidence from Southeast Asia
p. 1647 | Guy, John
doi: 10.18520/cs/v117/i10/1647-1653

Sister ships: three early 12th century CE shipwrecks in Southeast Asia
p. 1654 | Flecker, Michael
doi: 10.18520/cs/v117/i10/1654-1663

Recently discovered shipwrecks in Sri Lankan waters
p. 1664 | Muthucumarana, Rasika
doi: 10.18520/cs/v117/i10/1664-1672

Shipwrecks in the off shore waters of the Indian peninsula – a review
p. 1673 | Tripati, Sila; Korisettar, Ravi
doi: 10.18520/cs/v117/i10/1673-1678

Searching for Haarlem (1647 CE): a ship that made history
p. 1679 | Werz, Bruno E. J. S.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v117/i10/1679-1682

Six pre-colonial Portuguese shipwrecks identified on the South African coast: the legacy of Bartolomeu Dias
p. 1683 | Turner, Malcolm
doi: 10.18520/cs/v117/i10/1683-1686

Non-European shipwrecks of the western Indian Ocean
p. 1687 | Bita, Caesar
doi: 10.18520/cs/v117/i10/1687-1689

Shipwrecks off the Bushehr port in the Persian Gulf
p. 1690 | Tofighian, Hossein
doi: 10.18520/cs/v117/i10/1690-1692

Research Articles
Assessment of airborne microbial community in Indian cities during the Middle East dust storm
p. 1693 | Ghattargi, Vikas C.; Garg, Mani; Raina, Sudeeksha; Silva, Jovita D.; Pawar, Shrikant P.; Rahi, Praveen; Shouche, Yogesh S.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v117/i10/1693-1700

Can Pigouvian taxation internalize the social cost of platinum-group element emissions?
p. 1701 | Nerudova, Danuse; Dobranschi, Marian; Adam, Vojtech
doi: 10.18520/cs/v117/i10/1701-1709

Research Communication
Mapping shallow subsurface to identify sinkhole formation in urban areas using ground penetration radar: a case study from Hyderabad, India
p. 1710 | Pandey, Anand K.; Gogoi, Jonti; Pandey, Prabha
doi: 10.18520/cs/v117/i10/1710-1715

Effects of inclusion compounds of 1-methylcyclopropene/α -cyclodextrin or 1-methyl-3-(2-methylcyclopropyl)-1- cyclopropene/Cu-β -cyclodextrin on the preservation of sweet cherry (Prunus avium L.)
p. 1716 | Jinwei, Zhu; Jiangtao, Feng; Wei, Yan
doi: 10.18520/cs/v117/i10/1716-1721

High-protein rice in high-yielding background, cv. Naveen
p. 1722 | Chattopadhyay, Krishnendu; Sharma, Srigopal; Bagchi, Torit Baran; Mohanty, Bimal; Sardar, Sushree Sibanee; Sarkar, Sutapa; Singh, Onkar Nath
doi: 10.18520/cs/v117/i10/1722-1727

Utilization of mahua resources: traditional knowledge as a tool for sustainable management
p. 1727 | Hegde, H. T.; Gunaga, R. P.; Thakur, N. S.; Bhusara, J. B.; Soundarva, R. L.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v117/i10/1727-1730

Book Reviews
Prehistoric River Saraswati, Western India: Geological Appraisal and Social Aspects. K. S. Valdiya
p. 1731 | Korisettar, Ravi

Bonsai Culture. Major Gen C. S. Bewli
p. 1734 | Kharwar, R. N.; Raghuwanshi, R.

Ethics in Science Education, Research and Governance. K. Muralidhar, Amit Ghosh and A. K. Singhvi (eds)
p. 1736 | Bhaskar, Deepika

Personal News
Coluthur Gopalan (1918–2019)
p. 1738 | Bamji, Mahtab S.; Krishnaswamy, Kamala; Swaminathan, Soumya

B. V. Sreekantan (1925–2019)
p. 1740 | Vishwanath, Palahalli R.

Historical Notes
Observational records of stars in Indian astronomical texts – IV (Cancer and Leo)
p. 1744 | Shylaja, B. S.; Pai, R. Venketeswara

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Senior Level Openings - Shriram Institute for Industrial Research
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Consultant (Civil Engineer) - Indian Institute of Geomagnetism
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Scientist Position at the XRD-2 Macromolecular Crystallography Beam-line at Elettra, Italian Synchrotron Source, Trieste, Italy
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Invites Nominations from Scientists/Researchers for Forthcoming IODP Expedition - National Centre for Polar and Ocean Research
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Faculty Recruitment - National Institute of Technology
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International Conference in Recent Trends in Bioengineering (ICRTB) – 2020
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Editorial Board
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TATA INNOVATION FELLOWSHIP: 2019–20 - Department of Biotechnology
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Workshop on Science Writing, 7–14 February 2020, Dibrugarh
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