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.

Table of Contents

Vol 115, No 4 (2018)

In this Issue

In this issue
Sarah Iqbal
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v115/i4/594-594 ,  Vol 115, No 4 (2018), Pagination: 594-594
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Editorial

Woes of Geoscience Education in India
Dilip Saha
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v115/i4/595-596 ,  Vol 115, No 4 (2018), Pagination: 595-596
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Correspondence

Top Ten Universities from CWTS Leiden Ranking 2018
Gangan Prathap
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v115/i4/597-598 ,  Vol 115, No 4 (2018), Pagination: 597-598
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Agrobio-Cultural Diversity of Alder Based Shifting Cultivation Practiced by Angami Tribes in Khonoma Village, Kohima, Nagaland
krishna Giri, Gaurav Mishra, R. S. C. Jayaraj, Rajesh Kumar
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v115/i4/598-599 ,  Vol 115, No 4 (2018), Pagination: 598-599
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News

Science Last Fortnight
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v115/i4/600-603 ,  Vol 115, No 4 (2018), Pagination: 600-603
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Indian Academy of Sciences, Bengaluru – 29th Mid-Year Meeting
Geetha Sugumaran, S. Priya
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v115/i4/604-606 ,  Vol 115, No 4 (2018), Pagination: 604-606
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Techno-Foresight in R&D
K. Mandal, A. Kshitij, P. Goswami
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v115/i4/606-607 ,  Vol 115, No 4 (2018), Pagination: 606-607
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Biodiversity and Climate Change
M. D. Behera, S. V. Pasha, P. Tripathi, P. C. Pandey
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v115/i4/608-609 ,  Vol 115, No 4 (2018), Pagination: 608-609
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Science and Technology Awareness Programme in Uttarakhand
Ira Tewari, Kiran Bargali, S. S. Bargali, Rajeev Upadhyay
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v115/i4/610-610 ,  Vol 115, No 4 (2018), Pagination: 610-610
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Opinion

Food for Thought:Putting Wild Edibles Back on The Table for Combating Hidden Hunger in Developing Countries
Ajeet Singh, Pradeep Kumar Dubey, P. C. Abhilash
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v115/i4/611-613 ,  Vol 115, No 4 (2018), Pagination: 611-613
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Commentary

Insect–Bryophyte Interactions:A Little Explored Territory in the Domain of Insect–Plant Interactions
Anantanarayanan Raman
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v115/i4/614-616 ,  Vol 115, No 4 (2018), Pagination: 614-616
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Veterinarians as Scientific Contributors in Mainstream Biomedical Research
Sharvan Sehrawat, Rajeev Kaul
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v115/i4/616-617 ,  Vol 115, No 4 (2018), Pagination: 616-617
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Scientific Correspondance

5α/5β Stereochemistry of Spirostanol and Furostanol Saponins
Jasmeen Sidana, Bikram Singh, Om P. Sharma
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v115/i4/618-621 ,  Vol 115, No 4 (2018), Pagination: 618-621
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Occurrence of the New Invasive Pest, Fall Armyworm, Spodoptera frugiperda (J.E. Smith) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae), in the Maize Fields of Karnataka, India
P. C. Ganiger, H. M. Yeshwanth, K. Muralimohan, N. Vinay, A. R. V. Kumar, K. Chandrashekara
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v115/i4/621-623 ,  Vol 115, No 4 (2018), Pagination: 621-623
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Ultra Structure of the Compound Eyes of the Ants – Odontomachus Haematodus and Diacamma Rugosum
Martin J. Babu, Reshma Nair
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v115/i4/624-626 ,  Vol 115, No 4 (2018), Pagination: 624-626
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Spectacular Basalt Columns of Panhala-Masai Range, Maharashtra:A Potential Geoheritage Site in The Deccan Traps
K. D. Shirke, J. D. Patil, K. Bandivedkar, N. J. Pawar, Vishwas S. Kale
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v115/i4/626-628 ,  Vol 115, No 4 (2018), Pagination: 626-628
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Technical Notes

Foetal Movement Detection and Characterization Based on Force Sensing
Rania Hussien Al-Ashwal, Amirul Ridhwan bin Sazali
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v115/i4/629-632 ,  Vol 115, No 4 (2018), Pagination: 629-632
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GENERAL ARTICLE

Bringing A Women’s Perspective to Family Planning
Sunita Sangar
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v115/i4/633-637 ,  Vol 115, No 4 (2018), Pagination: 633-637
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Geological and Geotechnical Approach for Excavation of Large Unlined Rock Cavern
D. Singh, A. Mandal, A. Usmani, A. Nanda
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v115/i4/638-643 ,  Vol 115, No 4 (2018), Pagination: 638-643
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Site-Specific Land Resource Inventory for Scientific Planning of Sujala Watersheds in Karnataka
Rajendra Hegde, K. V. Niranjana, S. Srinivas, B. A. Danorkar, S. K. Singh
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v115/i4/644-652 ,  Vol 115, No 4 (2018), Pagination: 644-652
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Research Productivity and International Collaboration of Top Indonesian Universities
Ahmad Darmadji, Lantip Diat Prasojo, Fitri Ayu Kusumaningrum, Yuli Andriansyah
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v115/i4/653-658 ,  Vol 115, No 4 (2018), Pagination: 653-658
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REVIEW ARTICLE

Quantum Dots for Solar Energy Harvesting
Karen Das, Sunandan Baruah
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v115/i4/659-668 ,  Vol 115, No 4 (2018), Pagination: 659-668
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ESAT-6 Independent Survival and Virulence:Need For Paradigm Shift?
Raj Kumar Gour, Shikha Nag, Krishnasastry Musti
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v115/i4/669-676 ,  Vol 115, No 4 (2018), Pagination: 669-676
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RESEARCH ARTICLES

Modelling Finite and Infinite Behaviour of Cancer Stages Using Buchi and Finite Automata
Natasha Singh, Ajay Kumar
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v115/i4/677-681 ,  Vol 115, No 4 (2018), Pagination: 677-681
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Low-High Temperature Flue Gas Direct Injection in South African Bituminous and Anthracite Coals:Sorption Capacity Assessment
Major Mabuza, Kasturie Premlall, Maurice Onyango, Michael O. Daramola
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v115/i4/682-691 ,  Vol 115, No 4 (2018), Pagination: 682-691
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Fluorosis is Linked to Anaemia
Andezhath K. Susheela, Nisith Kumar Mondal, Rashmi Gupta, Mohini Sethi, Ravindra Mohan Pandey
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v115/i4/692-700 ,  Vol 115, No 4 (2018), Pagination: 692-700
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Genomic Variation Mapping and Detection of Novel Genes Based on Genome-Wide Survey of an Elite Upland Cotton Hybrid (Gossypium hirsutum L.)
Zhenyu Wang, Wei Li, Guanghui Xiao, Xiaojian Zhou, Xiaoyu Pei, Yangai Liu, Kehai Zhou, Kunlun He, Junfang Liu, Ying Li, Wensheng Zhang, Zhongying Ren, Qingqin Meng, Haifeng Wang, Xiongfeng Ma, Daigang Yang
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v115/i4/701-709 ,  Vol 115, No 4 (2018), Pagination: 701-709
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Estimation of Elastic Parameters, Mineralogy and Pore Characteristics of Gondwana Shale in Eastern India for Evaluation of Shale Gas Potential
Piyush Sarkar, Kumar Hemant Singh, Ranjana Ghosh, Trilok Nath Singh
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v115/i4/710-720 ,  Vol 115, No 4 (2018), Pagination: 710-720
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Assessing Water Footprints and Virtual Water Flows in Gomti River Basin of India
Santosh S. Mali, D. K. Singh, A. Sarangi, S. S. Parihar
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v115/i4/721-728 ,  Vol 115, No 4 (2018), Pagination: 721-728
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Large-Scale Shoreline Undulations and Role of Self-Organization Processes
Xiaojing Zhong, Ping Dong, Shenliang Chen
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v115/i4/729-738 ,  Vol 115, No 4 (2018), Pagination: 729-738
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Workforce Challenges in Indian Banking Scenario – Journey from Identification Till Mitigation
Neha Chhabra Roy, T. Vishwanathan
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v115/i4/739-747 ,  Vol 115, No 4 (2018), Pagination: 739-747
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RESEARCH COMMUNICATIONS

Optic Disc and Cup Segmentation in Fundus Retinal Images Using Feature Detection and Morphological Techniques
R. Priyadharsini, A. Beulah, T. Sree Sharmila
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v115/i4/748-752 ,  Vol 115, No 4 (2018), Pagination: 748-752
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A Comparative Study on Biodegradation of Chlorpyrifos by Wild E. coli and Pseudomonas fluorescens Bacterial Isolates Inhabiting Different Ecosystems of Kashmir Valley
Imtiyaz Murtaza, Bushra, Sageera Showkat, Shah Ubaid-Ullah, Omi Laila, Sumyra Majid, Neyiaz A. Dar, Mukhtar Ahmad, Girish Sharma
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v115/i4/753-758 ,  Vol 115, No 4 (2018), Pagination: 753-758
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An Improved Microscopic Method for The Rapid Diagnosis of Emerging Microsporidian Parasite, Enterocytozoon hepatopenaei in Shrimp Farms
P. Ezhil Praveena, T. Bhuvaneswari, A. Navaneeth Krishnan, V. Jagadeesan, J. Joseph Sahaya Rajan, K. P. Jithendran
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v115/i4/758-763 ,  Vol 115, No 4 (2018), Pagination: 758-763
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Haematobiochemical Parametrs of Fishes of Preferential Nutritional Habits
Gayatri Acharya, Prafulla K. Mohanty, Sujata Puspamitra, Aryadhara Das, Sarbeswar Nayak
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v115/i4/763-766 ,  Vol 115, No 4 (2018), Pagination: 763-766
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Crop Productivity and Suitability Analysis for Land-Use Planning in Himalayan Ecosystem of Uttarakhand, India
Vishwambhar Prasad Sati, Deng Wei
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v115/i4/767-772 ,  Vol 115, No 4 (2018), Pagination: 767-772
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Mudbanks and Fisheries Along the Kerala Coast – Myth and Reality
S. Prasanna Kumar, P. K. Dinesh Kumar, K. R. Muraleedharan, Grinson George, Dayana Mathew, V. Kripa, R. Jeyabaskaran, N. Ramaiah, A. Gopalakrishnan, S. W. A. Naqvi
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v115/i4/773-778 ,  Vol 115, No 4 (2018), Pagination: 773-778
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Antimicrobial Coating of Cotton Twill Tape with Neem Oil, Eucalyptus Oil and Tulsi Oil for Medicinal Application
G. K. Balamurugan, S. Babuskin
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v115/i4/779-782 ,  Vol 115, No 4 (2018), Pagination: 779-782
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Book Reviews

The Seduction of Curves:The Lines of Beauty that Connect Mathematics, Art, and the Nude
Sudhirendar Sharma
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v115/i4/783-783 ,  Vol 115, No 4 (2018), Pagination: 783-783
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Annual Review of Biophysics, 2017
B. Gopal
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v115/i4/784-785 ,  Vol 115, No 4 (2018), Pagination: 784-785
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Personal News

Digvijai Singh (1934–2018)
R. K. Bhandari
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v115/i4/786-787 ,  Vol 115, No 4 (2018), Pagination: 786-787
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Historical Notes

‘Constitution of India’:Preservation of original
D. K. Aswal, Ranjana Mehrotra
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v115/i4/788-788 ,  Vol 115, No 4 (2018), Pagination: 788-788
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