Current Science

Current Science

Publisher: Current Science Association
Editor: R.Srinivasan
Online ISSN: , Print ISSN: 0011-3891
Frequency: Fortnightly

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Current Science, published every fortnight by the Association, in collaboration with the Indian Academy of Sciences, is the leading interdisciplinary science journal from India. It was started in 1932 by the then stalwarts of Indian science such as CV Raman, Birbal Sahni, Meghnad Saha, Martin Foster and S.S. Bhatnagar. In 2011, the journal completed one hundred volumes. The journal is intended as a medium for communication and discussion of important issues that concern science and scientific activities. Besides full length research articles and shorter research communications, the journal publishes review articles, scientific correspondence and commentaries, news and views, comments on recently published research papers, opinions on scientific activity, articles on universities, Indian laboratories and institutions, interviews with scientists, personal information, book reviews, etc. It is also a forum to discuss issues and problems faced by science and scientists and an effective medium of interaction among scientists in the country and abroad. Current Science is read by a large community of scientists and the circulation has been continuously going up.

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Vol 117, No 10 (2019)

In this Issue

In this Issue
K. P. Madhu
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v117/i10/1550-1550 ,  Vol 117, No 10 (2019), Pagination: 1550-1550
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Editorial

Remote Sensing is A Powerful Tool, But Not a Panacea in Itself
Ranganath Navalgund
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v117/i10/1551-1552 ,  Vol 117, No 10 (2019), Pagination: 1551-1552
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Correspondence

Flaws in UGC Assessment of Recognition of Journals
V. Venkateswara Sarma
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v117/i10/1553-1553 ,  Vol 117, No 10 (2019), Pagination: 1553-1553
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On Chaining the Epigenetics Blocks
Partha Pratim Ray, Poulami Majumder
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v117/i10/1553-1553 ,  Vol 117, No 10 (2019), Pagination: 1553-1553
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Space Weather and Pandemic Warnings?
N. C. Wickramasinghe, D. T. Wickramasinghe, S. Senanayake, J. Qu, G. Tokoro, R. Temple, E. J. Steele
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v117/i10/1554-1554 ,  Vol 117, No 10 (2019), Pagination: 1554-1554
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Enset glaucum (Roxb.)–A Wild Progenitor Species of Banana and its Little Known Presence in North East India
J. J. Rajappa, E. M. Sangma, B. Karmakar
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v117/i10/1555-1556 ,  Vol 117, No 10 (2019), Pagination: 1555-1556
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Genetically Modified Organisms
Aruna Rodrigues
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v117/i10/1556-1556 ,  Vol 117, No 10 (2019), Pagination: 1556-1556
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News

Science Last Fortnight
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v117/i10/1557-1560 ,  Vol 117, No 10 (2019), Pagination: 1557-1560
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2019 Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar Prize of Plasma Physics
Sameen Ahmed Khan
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v117/i10/1561-1561 ,  Vol 117, No 10 (2019), Pagination: 1561-1561
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India’s Scientific Social Responsibility Policy
Abhay S. D. Rajput
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v117/i10/1562-1562 ,  Vol 117, No 10 (2019), Pagination: 1562-1562
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Empowering Stakeholders for Monitoring Biodiversity in the Indian Himalayan Region
Dibyajyoti Ghosh, Sheikh Sajan, Paromit Chatterjee, Basudev Tripathy, Kailash Chandra
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v117/i10/1563-1563 ,  Vol 117, No 10 (2019), Pagination: 1563-1563
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Risk–Benefit Assessment for Alien Fishes
K. D. Joshi, Aditya Kumar, V. S. Basheer, Neeraj Sood, P. K. Pradhan, Kuldeep K. Lal, Suresh Babu, Nitin Kaushal
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v117/i10/1563-1565 ,  Vol 117, No 10 (2019), Pagination: 1563-1565
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Research News

Bird Nests and Forensic Geology
Dimitrios Papoulis, Eleni Gianni
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v117/i10/1566-1567 ,  Vol 117, No 10 (2019), Pagination: 1566-1567
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Opinion

Cropland Greening and Forest Browning in India–An Alarm to Strengthen Conservation Measures
P. Ragavan, T. S. Rana
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v117/i10/1568-1568 ,  Vol 117, No 10 (2019), Pagination: 1568-1568
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Commentary

Wildlife Farming to Conserve Nature’s Elusive Wealth in North East India
Nazimur Rahman Talukdar, Parthankar Choudhury
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v117/i10/1569-1570 ,  Vol 117, No 10 (2019), Pagination: 1569-1570
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Scientific Temper and Education:Virtues of Science in the Early 20th Century India
Abhijeet Bardapurkar
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v117/i10/1571-1573 ,  Vol 117, No 10 (2019), Pagination: 1571-1573
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Errata:Diverse Behaviour of C-3 Enolates Derived from Configurationally Isomeric Trimethyl 1-Methylcyclohexane-1,2,3- Tricarboxylates
S. N. Balasubrahmanyam
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v117/i10/1573-1573 ,  Vol 117, No 10 (2019), Pagination: 1573-1573
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Errata:Chanchal Uberoi (1939–2019)
S. N. Balasubrahmanyam
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v117/i10/1573-1573 ,  Vol 117, No 10 (2019), Pagination: 1573-1573
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Addendum:Applications of Geospatial Technology in the Management of Cultural Heritage Sites–Potentials and Challenges for the Indian Region
Krupa Rajangam, M. B. Rajani
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v117/i10/1573-1573 ,  Vol 117, No 10 (2019), Pagination: 1573-1573
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General Article

Scientometric Analyses and Visualization of Scientific Outcome on Nipah Virus
Nirmal Singh, R. S. Brar, Shankar B. Chavan, Jaswant Singh
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v117/i10/1574-1584 ,  Vol 117, No 10 (2019), Pagination: 1574-1584
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A Cascaded Pushing Displacement Estimation Approach for Hydraulic Powered Roof Support based on Multi-Segmental Kalman Filter
Lin Zhang, Shang Feng, Minzhou Luo, Aimin Ji
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v117/i10/1585-1597 ,  Vol 117, No 10 (2019), Pagination: 1585-1597
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Review Article

Targeting Transcription Factors for Plant Disease Resistance:Shifting Paradigm
Anirudha Chattopadhyay, Jyotika Purohit, Kapil K. Tiwari, Rupesh Deshmukh
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v117/i10/1598-1607 ,  Vol 117, No 10 (2019), Pagination: 1598-1607
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Special Section:Shipwrecks

Preface
Ravi Korisettar, Sila Tripati
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v117/i10/1608-1611 ,  Vol 117, No 10 (2019), Pagination: 1608-1611
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Living Museums in the Sea:The Past, Present and Future of Underwater Cultural Heritage Preservation
Kirsten Hawley, Charles D. Beeker, Samuel Haskell, Matthew Maus
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v117/i10/1612-1616 ,  Vol 117, No 10 (2019), Pagination: 1612-1616
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Dendroarchaeology of Shipwrecks and Ships in the Eastern Mediterranean
Nili Liphschitz
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v117/i10/1617-1622 ,  Vol 117, No 10 (2019), Pagination: 1617-1622
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Vulnerability of Shipwreck Sites in Indonesian Waters
Nia Naelul Hasanah Ridwan
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v117/i10/1623-1628 ,  Vol 117, No 10 (2019), Pagination: 1623-1628
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Metal Detection:An Essential Aid in Maritime Archaeology
M. McCarthy
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v117/i10/1629-1634 ,  Vol 117, No 10 (2019), Pagination: 1629-1634
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Recent Underwater Investigations at Takashima:Searching for the Lost Fleet of the Mongol Empire
Ikeda Yoshifumi, Randy Sasaki, Jun Kimura
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v117/i10/1635-1639 ,  Vol 117, No 10 (2019), Pagination: 1635-1639
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The Bakau or Maranei Shipwreck:A Chinese Smuggling Vessel and its Context
John N. Miksic
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v117/i10/1640-1646 ,  Vol 117, No 10 (2019), Pagination: 1640-1646
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Long Distance Arab Shipping in the 9th Century Indian Ocean:Recent Shipwreck Evidence from Southeast Asia
John Guy
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v117/i10/1647-1653 ,  Vol 117, No 10 (2019), Pagination: 1647-1653
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Sister Ships:Three Early 12th Century CE Shipwrecks in Southeast Asia
Michael Flecker
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v117/i10/1654-1663 ,  Vol 117, No 10 (2019), Pagination: 1654-1663
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Recently Discovered Shipwrecks in Sri Lankan Waters
Rasika Muthucumarana
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v117/i10/1664-1672 ,  Vol 117, No 10 (2019), Pagination: 1664-1672
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Shipwrecks in the off Shore Waters of the Indian Peninsula–A Review
Sila Tripati, Ravi Korisettar
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v117/i10/1673-1678 ,  Vol 117, No 10 (2019), Pagination: 1673-1678
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Searching for Haarlem (1647 CE):A Ship that Made History
Bruno E. J. S. Werz
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v117/i10/1679-1682 ,  Vol 117, No 10 (2019), Pagination: 1679-1682
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Six Pre-Colonial Portuguese Shipwrecks Identified on the South African Coast:The Legacy of Bartolomeu Dias
Malcolm Turner
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v117/i10/1683-1686 ,  Vol 117, No 10 (2019), Pagination: 1683-1686
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Non-European Shipwrecks of the Western Indian Ocean
Caesar Bita
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v117/i10/1687-1689 ,  Vol 117, No 10 (2019), Pagination: 1687-1689
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Shipwrecks off the Bushehr Port in the Persian Gulf
Hossein Tofighian
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v117/i10/1690-1692 ,  Vol 117, No 10 (2019), Pagination: 1690-1692
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Research Articles

Assessment of Airborne Microbial Community in Indian Cities during the Middle East Dust Storm
Vikas C. Ghattargi, Mani Garg, Sudeeksha Raina, Jovita D. Silva, Shrikant P. Pawar, Praveen Rahi, Yogesh S. Shouche
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v117/i10/1693-1700 ,  Vol 117, No 10 (2019), Pagination: 1693-1700
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Can Pigouvian Taxation Internalize the Social Cost of Platinum-Group Element Emissions?
Danuse Nerudova, Marian Dobranschi, Vojtech Adam
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v117/i10/1701-1709 ,  Vol 117, No 10 (2019), Pagination: 1701-1709
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Research Communications

Mapping Shallow Subsurface to Identify Sinkhole Formation in Urban Areas using Ground Penetration Radar:A Case Study from Hyderabad, India
Anand K. Pandey, Jonti Gogoi, Prabha Pandey
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v117/i10/1710-1715 ,  Vol 117, No 10 (2019), Pagination: 1710-1715
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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.)
Zhu Jinwei, Feng Jiangtao, Yan Wei
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v117/i10/1716-1721 ,  Vol 117, No 10 (2019), Pagination: 1716-1721
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High-Protein Rice in High-Yielding Background, Cv. Naveen
Krishnendu Chattopadhyay, Srigopal Sharma, Torit Baran Bagchi, Bimal Mohanty, Sushree Sibanee Sardar, Sutapa Sarkar, Onkar Nath Singh
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v117/i10/1722-1727 ,  Vol 117, No 10 (2019), Pagination: 1722-1727
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Utilization of Mahua Resources:Traditional Knowledge as a Tool for Sustainable Management
H. T. Hegde, R. P. Gunaga, N. S. Thakur, J. B. Bhusara, R. L. Soundarva
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v117/i10/1727-1730 ,  Vol 117, No 10 (2019), Pagination: 1727-1730
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Book Reviews

Prehistoric River Saraswati, Western India:Geological Appraisal and Social Aspects
Ravi Korisettar
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v117/i10/1731-1734 ,  Vol 117, No 10 (2019), Pagination: 1731-1734
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Bonsai Culture
R. N. Kharwar, R. Raghuwanshi
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v117/i10/1734-1736 ,  Vol 117, No 10 (2019), Pagination: 1734-1736
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Ethics in Science Education, Research and Governance
Deepika Bhaskar
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v117/i10/1736-1737 ,  Vol 117, No 10 (2019), Pagination: 1736-1737
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Personal News

Coluthur Gopalan (1918–2019)
Mahtab S. Bamji, Kamala Krishnaswamy, Soumya Swaminathan
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v117/i10/1738-1739 ,  Vol 117, No 10 (2019), Pagination: 1738-1739
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B. V. Sreekantan (1925–2019)
Palahalli R. Vishwanath
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v117/i10/1740-1743 ,  Vol 117, No 10 (2019), Pagination: 1740-1743
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Historical Notes

Observational Records of Stars in Indian Astronomical Texts–IV (Cancer and Leo)
B. S. Shylaja, R. Venketeswara Pai
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v117/i10/1744-1747 ,  Vol 117, No 10 (2019), Pagination: 1744-1747
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