Current Science
A Fortnightly Journal of Research
ISSN 0011-3891
Volume 118 - Issue 02: 25 Jan, 2020
In this Issue
In this issue
p. 0174

Guest Editorial
The Saha equation turns hundred
p. 0175 | Nityananda, Rajaram

News
Science Last Fortnight
p. 0177

Meeting Report
Science education for the visually impaired
p. 0181 | Mandal, Raka Ray

Luminescence dating
p. 0182 | Ali, Sheikh Nawaz; Sharma, Shubhra

Opinion
Punitive provision to tackle predatory journals
p. 0184 | Sau, Koushik

Commentary
The Department of Geology, Institute of Science, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi: A success story of 100 years
p. 0186 | Rao, N. V. Chalapathi

Emergence and burden of antibiotic drug resistance: an endogenous cycle
p. 0189 | Malik, Bhawna; Bhattacharyya, Samit

Scientific Correspondence
Treeline migration and settlement recorded by Himalayan pencil cedar tree-rings in the highest alpine zone of western Himalaya, India
p. 0192 | Misra, Krishna G.; Singh, Vikram; Yadava, Akhilesh K.; Misra, Sandhya; Yadav, Ram R.

In vitro rearing and gallery tunnelling pattern of Island pinhole borer, Xyleborus perforans (Wollaston), a scolytid associated with pomegranate wilt complex
p. 0195 | Jayanthi, P. D. Kamala; Raghava, T.; Nagaraja, T.; Sreedevi, K.

General Articles
Policy matrix for sustainable soil management and climate-resilient agriculture
p. 0199 | Dey, P.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v118/i2/199-201

Research Articles
CHandra’s Atmospheric Composition Explorer-2 onboard Chandrayaan-2 to study the lunar neutral exosphere
p. 0202 | Das, Tirtha Pratim; Thampi, Smitha V.; Dhanya, M. B.; Naik, Neha; Sreelatha, P.; Pradeepkumar, P.; Padmanabhan, G. Padma; Sundar, B.; Vajja, Dinakar Prasad; Nandi, Amarnath; Thampi, R. Satheesh; Yadav, Vipin K.; Abhishek, J. K.; Nazeer, Md.; Lali, P. T.; John, Rosmy; Aliyas, A. V.; Sen, Vijay Kumar; Ramprabhu, M.; Krishna, A. Ajay
doi: 10.18520/cs/v118/i2/202-209

Dual Frequency Radio Science experiment onboard Chandrayaan-2: a radio occultation technique to study temporal and spatial variations in the surface-bound ionosphere of the Moon
p. 0210 | Choudhary, R. K.; Bindu, K. R.; Harshit, Kumar; Karkara, Rahul; Ambili, K. M.; Pant, T. K.; Shenoy, Devadas; Kumar, Chandrakanta; Reddy, N. Hemanth Kumar; Rajendran, T. K.; Nazer, M.; Shajahan, M.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v118/i2/210-218

Chandrayaan-2 Large Area Soft X-ray Spectrometer
p. 0219 | Radhakrishna, V.; Tyagi, A.; Narendranath, S.; Vadodariya, Koushal; Yadav, Reena; Singh, Brajpal; Balaji, G.; Satya, Neeraj; Shetty, Akash; Kumar, H. N. Suresha; ., Kumar; Vaishali, S.; Pillai, Netra S.; Tadepalli, S.; Raghavendra, Venkata; Sreekumar, P.; Agarwal, Anil; Valarmathi, N.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v118/i2/219-225

L- and S-band Polarimetric Synthetic Aperture Radar on Chandrayaan-2 mission
p. 0226 | Putrevu, Deepak; Trivedi, Sanjay; Das, Anup; Pandey, Dharmendra; Mehrotra, Priyanka; Garg, S. K.; Reddy, Venkata; Gangele, Shalini; Patel, Himanshu; Sharma, Devendra; Sijwali, R.; Pandya, Nikhil; Shukla, Amit; Seth, Gaurav; Ramanujam, V. M.; Kumar, Raj
doi: 10.18520/cs/v118/i2/226-233

Evaluation on physico-chemical and corrosion properties of anodized aluminium surface using sodium oxalate–sodium silicate bath at room temperature
p. 0234 | Ali, M. Mubarak; Sathiya, S.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v118/i2/234-242

Occupational accidents: a comparative study of construction and manufacturing industries
p. 0243 | Khahro, Shabir Hussain; Ali, Tauha Hussain; Memon, Nafees Ahmed; Memon, Zubair Ahmed
doi: 10.18520/cs/v118/i2/243-248

Performance enhancement of hexagonal-patch dual-band array antenna with omega-shaped DGS for dual Band RADAR Applications
p. 0249 | Wagh, Kanchan; Shriramwar, S. S.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v118/i2/249-254

Field experience of Fluoride Nilogon: a method of fluoride removal from groundwater
p. 0255 | Mohan, Rajkamal; Gogoi, Sweety; Bora, Anup J.; Baruah, Gautam; Bordoloi, Shreemoyee; Ali, Asadulla A.; Sarma, Hridip R.; Dutta, Robin K.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v118/i2/255-263

Ecological determinants of occupancy and abundance of chinkara (Gazella bennettii) in Yadahalli Wildlife Sanctuary, Karnataka, India
p. 0264 | Kumar, Dinesh; Velankar, Avadhoot D.; Rao, Nitin Venkatesh Ranga; Kumara, Honnavalli N.; Mishra, Partha Sarathi; Bhattacharya, Prodyut; Raj, Vijay Mohan
doi: 10.18520/cs/v118/i2/264-270

Research Communication
Linguistic resources to facilitate science education
p. 0271 | Viswanathan, Uma Maheswari; Sultana, A. Shahin; Shankar, Suhasini
doi: 10.18520/cs/v118/i2/271-273

Design and development of a low-cost GNSS drifter for rip currents
p. 0273 | Kumar, Surisetty V. V. Arun; Luhar, Rakesh Kumar; Sharma, Rashmi; Kumar, Raj
doi: 10.18520/cs/v118/i2/273-279

Bioprocess development for enhanced production of probiotic Bifidobacterium bifidum
p. 0280 | Hussain, Suhail Mohammed; Naik, Manali; Ahmed, L. Arbaaz; Udipi, Minal; Sukumaran, Sunil Kumar
doi: 10.18520/cs/v118/i2/280-285

Pigment analysis of palm leaf manuscripts of India
p. 0285 | Sharma, Deepakshi; Singh, Manager; Krist, Gabriela; Nair, M. Velayudhan
doi: 10.18520/cs/v118/i2/285-292

Mtb-HID: a unified database of host–pathogen interaction for various Mycobacterium tuberculosis strains
p. 0292 | Pant, Kumud; ., Devvret; Tufchi, Neema; Pandaya, Ajay; Thapliyal, Ashish
doi: 10.18520/cs/v118/i2/292-297

Effect of storage conditions on vermicompost quality
p. 0297 | Kumar, Pankaj; Sharma, Pawan; Kumar, Tilak Ranjan; Sharma, H. C.; Dubey, R. C.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v118/i2/297-300

A comparative study of antioxidant activity and total phenolic content of fresh juices of some common Indian fruits with their commercial counterparts
p. 0300 | Roy, Brototi; Singh, Jyoti; Dewan, Tanya
doi: 10.18520/cs/v118/i2/300-304

Book Reviews
Annual Review of Medicine, 2019. Mary E. Klotman, Michael S. Parmacek and Howard A. Rockman (eds)
p. 0305 | Kartha, C. C.

Ultrafast Optics and Spectroscopy in Physical Chemistry. Atanu Bhattacharya
p. 0307 | Krishnan, Sivarama

Personal News
M. V. George (1928–2019)
p. 0309 | Das, Suresh

Historical Notes
Bhagawati Charan Guha and discovery of the molecular magnet
p. 0312 | Ghosh, Rajarshi

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Invitation for Proposals to Host Workshops on Science Writing
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