Current Science
A Fortnightly Journal of Research
ISSN 0011-3891
Volume 117 - Issue 11: 10 Dec, 2019
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In this issue
p. 1762

Guest Editorial
The science and economics of family farms
p. 1763 | Purushothaman, Seema

Correspondence
Intricacies in the approval of radiopharmaceuticals
p. 1765 | Banerjee, Sharmila

Can peptide nucleic acid be the future substitute for antibiotics?
p. 1766 | Kumar, Rupesh; Gogoi, Bhaskarjyoti; Borah, Debajit

Teaching English for science students
p. 1766 | Raj, S. Sushma; Padmaja, C. V.

‘An educated guess’ by Gadgil et al.
p. 1768 | Cane, Mark A.

Myeloperoxidase-463G/A polymorphism in patients with diabetic nephropathy in Sikkim, India
p. 1768 | Mullick, Rajit; Sewa, Sneha; Nandy, Parvati; Singh, T. Paras; Bag, Arundhati

News
Science Last Fortnight
p. 1770

Meeting Report
Science journalism
p. 1774 | Patel, Bharati; Shah, Binita

News
Recent earthquakes in Arunachal Himalaya
p. 1775 | Bora, Dipok K.; Biswas, Rajib

Opinion
Life cycle-based selection of elite germplasm in industrially important red alga Gracilaria dura: implications for commercial farming
p. 1777 | Jaiswar, Santlal; Mantri, Vaibhav A.

Natural disjunction: Cedar survives and is well adapted on the trunk of Picea smithiana
p. 1779 | Bhandari, Maneesh S.; Meena, Rajendra K.; Rana, Brijmohan; Pandey, Shailesh; Ginwal, Harish S.

Commentary
Coffee with cancer warning
p. 1781 | Srivastava, Ankita

Scientific Correspondence
Monsoon and EQUINOO: validation of the educated guess for the season of 2019
p. 1782 | Gadgil, Sulochana; Francis, P. A.; Vinayachandran, P. N.

General Articles
Bibliometric analysis of international cooperation in biomass energy research
p. 1785 | He, Xiaorong; Yu, Dejian
doi: 10.18520/cs/v117/i11/1785-1792

Increase in articles published by authors from Mainland Chinese hospitals in high-impact journals: a comparison between 2012 and 2017
p. 1793 | Wu, Mina Min; Liao, Joy Qingjiao; Zhang, John Shibing; Chen, Elva Kangyan; He, Selin Hua; Zhang, Yuan-Yuan; Xia, Harry Hua-Xiang
doi: 10.18520/cs/v117/i11/1793-1799

Research Articles
Study of a surface raft foundation in dry cohesionless soil subjected to dynamic loading
p. 1800 | Banerjee, Raj; Sengupta, Aniruddha; Reddy, G. R.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v117/i11/1800-1812

Tropical tropopause layer characteristics observed at different scales over the complete Indian region using INSAT-3D sounder measurements
p. 1813 | Kumar, A. Hemanth; Ratnam, M. Venkat
doi: 10.18520/cs/v117/i11/1813-1827

Rice husk SiO2 (NPs) supported-BO3H3: a highly active, solvent-free and recyclable catalyst to dihydropyrimidin-2(1H)ones- (thiones) and coumarin-3-carboxylic acid synthesis
p. 1828 | Khatavi, S. Y.; Kantharaju, K.; Yamanappa, H.; Raghothama, S.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v117/i11/1828-1841

Metagenomics and physico-chemical analysis of the active mesophilic and mature phases of a fast composting system
p. 1842 | Londhe, Madhavi Navnit; Sethy, Sunil Kumar; Shettigar, Suresh K.; Ghosh, S. B.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v117/i11/1842-1854

How unequal is rural Punjab? Empirical evidence from spatial income distribution
p. 1855 | Choudhary, Bishwa Bhaskar; Singh, Priyanka
doi: 10.18520/cs/v117/i11/1855-1862

Spectral characteristics of Common Iora Aegithina tiphia vocalizations and their context-specific preferences
p. 1863 | Divyapriya, C.; Pramod, P.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v117/i11/1863-1871

Erratum
B. V. Sreekantan (1925–2019)
p. 1871 | Vishwanath, Palahalli R.

Research Communication
Publication performance without calculations: an analysis based on the p-index
p. 1872 | Simoes, Nadia; Crespo, Nuno
doi: 10.18520/cs/v117/i11/1872-1874

Comparison of parametric and non-parametric methods for chlorophyll estimation based on high-resolution UAV imagery
p. 1874 | Singhal, Gaurav; Bansod, Babankumar; Mathew, Lini; Goswami, Jonali; Choudhury, B. U.; Raju, P. L. N.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v117/i11/1874-1879

Fate and transport of microplastics from water sources
p. 1879 | Ganesan, Monnisha; Nallathambi, Gobi; Srinivasalu, Seshachalam
doi: 10.18520/cs/v117/i11/1879-1885

Transcriptomic analysis of chilling-treated tobacco (Nicotiana tabacum) leaves reveals chilling-induced lignin biosynthetic pathways
p. 1885 | Zhou, PeiLu; Li, QiYao; Liu, Guang Liang; Xu, Na; Yang, Yin Ju; Wang, Yi; Zeng, Wen Long; Wang, Shu Sheng; Chen, Ai Guo
doi: 10.18520/cs/v117/i11/1885-1892

The Sandan slot canyon in the Deccan Traps: its morphology and mode of origin
p. 1892 | Hire, Pramodkumar S.; Patil, Archana D.; Kale, Vishwas S.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v117/i11/1892-1896

Book Reviews
History of the Calcutta School of Physical Sciences. Purabi Mukherjii and Atri Mukhopadhyay
p. 1897 | Choudhuri, Arnab Rai

Emerging Technologies for Sustainable Desalination Handbook. Veera Gnaneswar Gude (ed.)
p. 1898 | Jalihal, Purnima

The Management of Industrial Forest Plantations: Theoretical Foundations and Applications. José G. Borges, Luis Diaz-Balteiro, Marc E. McDill and Luiz C. E. Rodriguez (eds)
p. 1899 | Ramanan, S. Suresh

Historical Notes
Sister Nivedita’s role in J. C. Bose’s publications: a historical perspective
p. 1901 | Jana, Siladitya

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Applications/Nominations for Appointment of Director - Institute of Advanced Study in Science and Technology
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Proposals for Scientific Research in the Arctic Region (2020–2021) - NATIONAL CENTRE FOR POLAR AND OCEAN RESEARCH
p. 1914

Faculty Positions - SRM University
p. 1915

Bhaskara Advanced Solar Energy Fellowship Program
p. 1916

Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council
p. 1917

INSA–Oil India sponsored Workshop on Quantitative Geomorphology
p. 1918

Faculty Recruitment - SRI SRI UNIVERSITY
p. 1918

Call for nominations of National Research Awards in Nano Science and Technology – 2020
p. 1919

Junior Research Fellow - Sir M. Visvesvaraya Institute of Technology
p. 1919

International Conference on Number Theory
p. 1923

Workshop on Science Writing, 7–14 February 2020, Dibrugarh
p. 1924

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