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 114, No 03 (2018)

In this Issue

In this Issue
K. P. Madhu
DOI:10.18520/cs/v114/i03/422-422 ,  Vol 114, No 03 (2018), Pagination: 422-422
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Guest Editorial

Regulatory Harmonization:A View from India
Gayatri Saberwal
DOI:10.18520/cs/v114/i03/423-424 ,  Vol 114, No 03 (2018), Pagination: 423-424
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Correspondence

India Higher Education Internationalization:Problems and Possibilities
Philip G. Altbach
DOI:10.18520/cs/v114/i03/425-425 ,  Vol 114, No 03 (2018), Pagination: 425-425
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Need to Explore Camel Milk as Probiotics
Vikas C. Ghattargi, Mangesh V. Suryavanshi, Swapnil Kalam, Yogesh S. Shouche, Bharati S. Meti
DOI:10.18520/cs/v114/i03/425-426 ,  Vol 114, No 03 (2018), Pagination: 425-426
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Polyembryony in Psophocarpus tetragonolobus (L.) DC. from Kerala, India
V. Kamal Kumar, R. Rajalakshmi
DOI:10.18520/cs/v114/i03/426-427 ,  Vol 114, No 03 (2018), Pagination: 426-427
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News

Science Last Fortnight
DOI:10.18520/cs/v114/i03/428-431 ,  Vol 114, No 03 (2018), Pagination: 428-431
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Gene Therapy
Alok Bhattacharya
DOI:10.18520/cs/v114/i03/432-433 ,  Vol 114, No 03 (2018), Pagination: 432-433
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River Rejuvenation
S. Priya
DOI:10.18520/cs/v114/i03/433-435 ,  Vol 114, No 03 (2018), Pagination: 433-435
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In Conversation

T. Jacob John
S. Priya
DOI:10.18520/cs/v114/i03/436-438 ,  Vol 114, No 03 (2018), Pagination: 436-438
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Commentary

Nutritional Security Vis-A-Vis Food Production in India:The Strength of Agri-Nutri Linkage in Retrospect
Sudipta Paul, Sangeetha Vellaichamy, Satyapriya, Premlata Singh
DOI:10.18520/cs/v114/i03/439-441 ,  Vol 114, No 03 (2018), Pagination: 439-441
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Scientific Correspondance

Comparative Evaluation of Research in IISc, IITs, NUs and NTU Using CWTS Leiden Ranking 2017 Data
Gangan Prathap
DOI:10.18520/cs/v114/i03/442-443 ,  Vol 114, No 03 (2018), Pagination: 442-443
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Impatiens bhimgadensis (Balsaminaceae), a New Species from Karnataka, India
V. Bhaskar, A. N. Sringeswara
DOI:10.18520/cs/v114/i03/443-445 ,  Vol 114, No 03 (2018), Pagination: 443-445
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Occurrence of Live Rhodolith Bed of Lithophyllum kotschyanum Unger (Corallinaceae:Lithophylloideae) in Palk Bay:First Record from India
C. R. Sreeraj, K. R. Abhilash, V. Deepak Samuel, P. Krishnan, R. Purvaja, R. Ramesh
DOI:10.18520/cs/v114/i03/445-446 ,  Vol 114, No 03 (2018), Pagination: 445-446
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General Article

Learning to Think Like a Scientist and a Mathematician
K. P. Mohanan, Tara Mohanan
DOI:10.18520/cs/v114/i03/447-451 ,  Vol 114, No 03 (2018), Pagination: 447-451
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A New Solution for City Water:Quality Drinking Water from the River Floodplains
Vikram Soni, Shashank Shekhar, S. V. N. Rao, Suman Kumar, Diwan Singh
DOI:10.18520/cs/v114/i03/452-461 ,  Vol 114, No 03 (2018), Pagination: 452-461
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Review Article

Advances in Understanding of Structure, Function and Plasticity of HCN Channels
Sukant Khurana
DOI:10.18520/cs/v114/i03/462-467 ,  Vol 114, No 03 (2018), Pagination: 462-467
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Special Section:Conservation of Threatened Plants of India

Preface
S. K. Barik, N. K. Chrungoo, D. Adhikari
DOI:10.18520/cs/v114/i03/468-469 ,  Vol 114, No 03 (2018), Pagination: 468-469
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Geographic Distribution Pattern of Threatened Plants of India and Steps Taken for their Conservation
S. K. Barik, O. N. Tiwari, D. Adhikari, P. P. Singh, R. Tiwary, S. Barua
DOI:10.18520/cs/v114/i03/470-503 ,  Vol 114, No 03 (2018), Pagination: 470-503
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Recovery of Critically Endangered Plant Species in India:Need for a Comprehensive Approach
G. Ravikanth, M. R. Jagadish, R. Vasudeva, R. Uma Shaanker, N. A. Aravind
DOI:10.18520/cs/v114/i03/504-511 ,  Vol 114, No 03 (2018), Pagination: 504-511
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Contributions of Plant Taxonomy, Herbarium and Field Germplasm Bank to Conservation of Threatened Plants:Case Studies from the Himalayas and Eastern and Western Ghats
K. Haridasan, A. A. Mao, M. K. Janarthanam, A. K. Pandey, S. K. Barik, S. K. Srivastava, P. C. Panda, Geetha Suresh, S. K. Borthakur, B. K. Datta, B. Ravi Prasad Rao
DOI:10.18520/cs/v114/i03/512-518 ,  Vol 114, No 03 (2018), Pagination: 512-518
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Inventory and Characterization of New Populations through Ecological Niche Modelling Improve Threat Assessment
D. Adhikari, Z. Reshi, B. K. Datta, S. S. Samant, A. Chettri, K. Upadhaya, M. A. Shah, P. P. Singh, R. Tiwary, K. Majumdar, A. Pradhan, M. L. Thakur, N. Salam, Z. Zahoor, S. H. Mir, Z. A. Kaloo, S. K. Barik
DOI:10.18520/cs/v114/i03/519-531 ,  Vol 114, No 03 (2018), Pagination: 519-531
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Metapopulation Modelling of Threatened Plants to Assess Conservation Status and Determine Minimum Viable Population Size
Mark K. Lyngdoh, Arun Chettri, D. Adhikari, S. K. Barik
DOI:10.18520/cs/v114/i03/532-538 ,  Vol 114, No 03 (2018), Pagination: 532-538
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Establishing Taxonomic Identity and Selecting Genetically Diverse Populations for Conservation of Threatened Plants Using Molecular Markers
N. K. Chrungoo, G. R. Rout, S. P. Balasubramani, P. E. Rajasekharan, K. Haridasan, B. R. P. Rao, R. Manjunath, G. Nagduwar, P. Venkatasubramanian, A. Nongbet, M. Hynniewta, D. Swain, S. Salamma, K. Souravi, S. N. Jena, S. K. Barik
DOI:10.18520/cs/v114/i03/539-553 ,  Vol 114, No 03 (2018), Pagination: 539-553
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Bioactive Metabolite Profiling for Identification of Elite Germplasms:A Conservation Strategy for Threatened Medicinal Plants
Padma Venkatasubramanian, S. P. Balasubramani, S. K. Nandi, Mohd Tariq
DOI:10.18520/cs/v114/i03/554-561 ,  Vol 114, No 03 (2018), Pagination: 554-561
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Improving Macropropagation and Seed Germination Techniques for Conservation of Threatened Species
P. C. Panda, S. Kumar, J. P. Singh, P. Gajurel, P. K. Kamila, S. Kashung, R. N. Kulloli, P. P. Singh, D. Adhikari, S. K. Barik
DOI:10.18520/cs/v114/i03/562-566 ,  Vol 114, No 03 (2018), Pagination: 562-566
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In vitro Propagation of Some Threatened Plant Species of India
C. R. Deb, G. R. Rout, A. A. Mao, S. K. Nandi, R. K. Nilasana Singha, D. Vijayan, T. Langhu, Z. P. Kikon, S. Pradhan, Mohd Tariq, D. Swain
DOI:10.18520/cs/v114/i03/567-575 ,  Vol 114, No 03 (2018), Pagination: 567-575
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Floral Biology and Embryological Studies are Important for Conservation of Threatened Plants Having Reproductive Bottlenecks:A Case Study of Illicium griffithii Hook. f. & Thomson
E. J. Marbaniang, N. Venugopal, Susheel Verma, Ravinder Raina, Ankush Khajuria, Kamini Gautam
DOI:10.18520/cs/v114/i03/576-587 ,  Vol 114, No 03 (2018), Pagination: 576-587
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Classifying Threatened Species of India Using IUCN Criteria
S. K. Barik, B. R. P. Rao, K. Haridasan, D. Adhikari, P. P. Singh, R. Tiwary
DOI:10.18520/cs/v114/i03/588-595 ,  Vol 114, No 03 (2018), Pagination: 588-595
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Research Articles

Morphology of Slope Streaks within Nicholson Crater, Mars:Records of Recent Wind Activity
Ami J. Desai, S. V. S. Murty
DOI:10.18520/cs/v114/i03/596-607 ,  Vol 114, No 03 (2018), Pagination: 596-607
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Modelling Vadose Zone Processes for Assessing Groundwater Recharge in Semi-Arid Region
A. T. Dandekar, D. K. Singh, A. Sarangi, A. K. Singh
DOI:10.18520/cs/v114/i03/608-618 ,  Vol 114, No 03 (2018), Pagination: 608-618
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Seasonal Variation in Wildlife Roadkills in Plantations and Tropical Rainforest in the Anamalai Hills, Western Ghats, India
P. Jeganathan, Divya Mudappa, M. Ananda Kumar, T. R. Shankar Raman
DOI:10.18520/cs/v114/i03/619-626 ,  Vol 114, No 03 (2018), Pagination: 619-626
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African Buffalo Optimization for Global Optimization
Julius Beneoluchi Odili, A. Noraziah
DOI:10.18520/cs/v114/i03/627-636 ,  Vol 114, No 03 (2018), Pagination: 627-636
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Research Communications

Coherence of the Light of Firefly Luciola praeusta
Upamanyu Sharma, Angana Goswami, Anurup Gohain Barua
DOI:10.18520/cs/v114/i03/637-643 ,  Vol 114, No 03 (2018), Pagination: 637-643
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Stability-Indicating Method of Entacapone-Related Substances Using UPLC in Finished Dosage Form
Naresh Konduru, Rambabu Gundla, Naresh Kumar Katari, G. V. Madhuri
DOI:10.18520/cs/v114/i03/644-649 ,  Vol 114, No 03 (2018), Pagination: 644-649
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Impact of Rapid Urbanization on Water Quality Index in Groundwater Fed Gomati River, Lucknow, India
Pooja Goel, Abhishek Saxena, Dhruv Sen Singh, Deepti Verma
DOI:10.18520/cs/v114/i03/650-654 ,  Vol 114, No 03 (2018), Pagination: 650-654
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An Assessment of Groundwater Quality in Kottukal Microwatershed in Thiruvananthapuram District, South Kerala
Lal Thompson, Shalu George, A. Bushra, S. R. Santy
DOI:10.18520/cs/v114/i03/655-660 ,  Vol 114, No 03 (2018), Pagination: 655-660
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Illustration of Hydrate-Based Methane Gas Separation in Coal Bed Methane Type Gas Composition at Lower Pressures
Burla Sai Kiran, Kandadai Sowjanya, V. V. Eswari, Pinnelli S. R. Prasad
DOI:10.18520/cs/v114/i03/661-666 ,  Vol 114, No 03 (2018), Pagination: 661-666
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Identification of Bovine Viral Diarrhoea Virus Type 2 in Cattle Bull Semen from Southern India and its Genetic Characterization
Niranjan Mishra, Semmannan Kalaiyarasu, K. C. Mallinath, Katherukamem Rajukumar, Rohit K. Khetan, Siddharth Gautam, M. D. Venkatesha, S. M. Byregowda
DOI:10.18520/cs/v114/i03/666-670 ,  Vol 114, No 03 (2018), Pagination: 666-670
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Alaskan-Type Mafic–Ultramafic Complex at Padhar, Betul Belt, Central India
R. R. Meshram, N. K. Rao, S. Chore, M. L. Dora, S. Shome, M. Shareef, M. Korakoppa
DOI:10.18520/cs/v114/i03/671-678 ,  Vol 114, No 03 (2018), Pagination: 671-678
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Differential Bleaching Patterns in Corals of Palk Bay and the Gulf of Mannar
P. Krishnan, R. Purvaja, C. R. Sreeraj, R. Raghuraman, R. S. Robin, K. R. Abhilash, R. S. Mahendra, A. Anand, M. Gopi, P. C. Mohanty, K. Venkataraman, R. Ramesh
DOI:10.18520/cs/v114/i03/679-685 ,  Vol 114, No 03 (2018), Pagination: 679-685
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Book Reviews

M. S. Swaminathan:Legend in Science and Beyond
Rudy Rabbinge
DOI:10.18520/cs/v114/i03/686-687 ,  Vol 114, No 03 (2018), Pagination: 686-687
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Ayurveda:At the Turning Point
Bhushan Patwardhan
DOI:10.18520/cs/v114/i03/687-689 ,  Vol 114, No 03 (2018), Pagination: 687-689
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Personal News

V. V. S. Sarma (1944–2018)
N. Viswanadham
DOI:10.18520/cs/v114/i03/690-690 ,  Vol 114, No 03 (2018), Pagination: 690-690
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