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 07 (2018)

In this Issue

In this Issue
K. P. Madhu
DOI:10.18520/cs/v114/i07/1384-1384 ,  Vol 114, No 07 (2018), Pagination: 1384-1384
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Guest Editorial

Is Indian Science Ready to Tackle Conflict of Interest in a Rational Way?
E. Arunan
DOI:10.18520/cs/v114/i07/1385-1386 ,  Vol 114, No 07 (2018), Pagination: 1385-1386
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Correspondence

India’s Share of World Research According to Science and Engineering Indicators 2018
Gangan Prathap
DOI:10.18520/cs/v114/i07/1387-1387 ,  Vol 114, No 07 (2018), Pagination: 1387-1387
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EMR Exposure
Vijayalaxmi
DOI:10.18520/cs/v114/i07/1387-1388 ,  Vol 114, No 07 (2018), Pagination: 1387-1388
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Impatiens pendula B. Heyne ex Wight & Arn. (Balsaminaceae), Critically Endangered and Endemic Balsam of Western Ghats – A Need for Conservation
Sahana Vishwanath, A. N. Sringeswara, V. Bhaskar, M. D. Rajanna
DOI:10.18520/cs/v114/i07/1388-1389 ,  Vol 114, No 07 (2018), Pagination: 1388-1389
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News

Science Last Fortnight
DOI:10.18520/cs/v114/i07/1390-1393 ,  Vol 114, No 07 (2018), Pagination: 1390-1393
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Research News

Man and his Ancestors – The Legacy and Fate of Neanderthal Man
Aniruddha Banerji
DOI:10.18520/cs/v114/i07/1394-1396 ,  Vol 114, No 07 (2018), Pagination: 1394-1396
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Commentary

Laboratory Animal:An Integral but Probable Hazardous Component of Biomedical Research
Manav Sharma
DOI:10.18520/cs/v114/i07/1397-1399 ,  Vol 114, No 07 (2018), Pagination: 1397-1399
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Scientific Correspondance

A New Host for the Parasitic Macrofungus Marasmius palmivorus Sharples (Marasmiaceae)
Arun Kumar Dutta, Krishnendu Acharya
DOI:10.18520/cs/v114/i07/1400-1402 ,  Vol 114, No 07 (2018), Pagination: 1400-1402
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Additional Quaternary Faunal Remains from the Middle–Late Pleistocene Deposits of Purna Alluvial Basin, Maharashtra, Central India
Nitesh G. Thakur, G. L. Badam, Abhay M. Varade
DOI:10.18520/cs/v114/i07/1402-1406 ,  Vol 114, No 07 (2018), Pagination: 1402-1406
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General Article

Observed Warming of Sea Surface Temperature in Response to Tropical Cyclone Thane in the Bay of Bengal
Simi Mathew, Usha Natesan, G. Latha, R. Venkatesan, Rokkam R. Rao, M. Ravichandran
DOI:10.18520/cs/v114/i07/1407-1413 ,  Vol 114, No 07 (2018), Pagination: 1407-1413
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Movement of Water Flux through Unsaturated Zones:A Transient Impact on in situ Potential Field
Rolland Andrade, D. Muralidharan, R. Rangarajan
DOI:10.18520/cs/v114/i07/1414-1422 ,  Vol 114, No 07 (2018), Pagination: 1414-1422
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Citation Characteristics of Non-Citable Documents and Contributions to Journal Impact Factor
Xue-Li Liu, Ya-Hui Wei, Shuang-Shuang Gai
DOI:10.18520/cs/v114/i07/1423-1429 ,  Vol 114, No 07 (2018), Pagination: 1423-1429
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Review Article

Links between Energy Usage and Climate:Implications on Increasing CO2 Emissions and Carbon Capture and Storage
S. K. Tandon, Jyotirmoy Mallik
DOI:10.18520/cs/v114/i07/1430-1437 ,  Vol 114, No 07 (2018), Pagination: 1430-1437
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Sperm Sexing of Dairy Cattle:Economics, Animal Welfare and Technological Challenges
Jagdish Rai
DOI:10.18520/cs/v114/i07/1438-1442 ,  Vol 114, No 07 (2018), Pagination: 1438-1442
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Research Articles

Influence of Fabrication Processes on Transport Properties of Superconducting Niobium Nitride Nanowires
Manju Singh, Rishu Chaujar, Sudhir Husale, S. Grover, Amit P. Shah, Mandar M. Deshmukh, Anurag Gupta, V. N. Singh, V. N. Ojha, D. K. Aswal, R. K. Rakshit
DOI:10.18520/cs/v114/i07/1443-1450 ,  Vol 114, No 07 (2018), Pagination: 1443-1450
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Evaluation and Management System Design for Airfield Clearance Condition
Wantong Cai, Hao Geng, Liangcai Cai, Xiaolei Chong
DOI:10.18520/cs/v114/i07/1451-1460 ,  Vol 114, No 07 (2018), Pagination: 1451-1460
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Modelling U-Turning Behaviour of Vehicles at Mid-Block Median Openings in Multilane Urban Roads
Ankit Gupta, Satyajit Mondal, Vinay Kumar Sharma
DOI:10.18520/cs/v114/i07/1461-1473 ,  Vol 114, No 07 (2018), Pagination: 1461-1473
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Isolation, Characterization and Practical Significance of Cellulose Degrading Bacteria from the Gut Wall of Two Ecologically Distinct Earthworms
Kishore K. Dey, Narayan C. Talukdar, Fenella M. W. Nongkhlaw, Dwipendra Thakuria
DOI:10.18520/cs/v114/i07/1474-1484 ,  Vol 114, No 07 (2018), Pagination: 1474-1484
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On-The-Go Position Sensing and Controller Predicated Contact-Type Weed Eradicator
Abhilash Kumar Chandel, V. K. Tewari, Satya Prakash Kumar, Brajesh Nare, Aditya Agarwal
DOI:10.18520/cs/v114/i07/1485-1494 ,  Vol 114, No 07 (2018), Pagination: 1485-1494
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Projections of Extreme Precipitation Events under Climate Change Scenarios in Mahaweli River Basin of Sri Lanka
Naditha Imbulana, Shakthi Gunawardana, Sangam Shrestha, Avishek Datta
DOI:10.18520/cs/v114/i07/1495-1509 ,  Vol 114, No 07 (2018), Pagination: 1495-1509
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Petrography and Mineralogy of Calcium-, Aluminum-Rich Inclusions in an Unequilibrated Carbonaceous Chondrite Y 81020 (CO3.05)
Ritesh Kumar Mishra
DOI:10.18520/cs/v114/i07/1510-1519 ,  Vol 114, No 07 (2018), Pagination: 1510-1519
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Research Communications

Diversity in a Widely Distributed Dioecious Medicinal Plant, Tinospora cordifolia (Willd.) Miers. ex. Hook F. and Thomas
Suchita Lade, Pooja Singh Sikarwar, Md. Akram Ansari, Sayyada Khatoon, Nikhil Kumar, Hemant Kumar Yadav, Shirish A. Ranade
DOI:10.18520/cs/v114/i07/1520-1526 ,  Vol 114, No 07 (2018), Pagination: 1520-1526
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Risk Assessment and Stability Analysis of a Recent Landslide at Vishnuprayag on the Rishikesh–Badrinath Highway, Uttarakhand, India
S. Sarkar, Koushik Pandit, Mahesh Sharma, Ashish Pippal
DOI:10.18520/cs/v114/i07/1527-1533 ,  Vol 114, No 07 (2018), Pagination: 1527-1533
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The 12 May 2015 Kodari Earthquake (Mw 7.3) in Central Nepal:Delayed Triggering by the 25 April 2015 Gorkha Earthquake (Mw 7.8)
Rajeev Kumar Yadav, Bhaskar Kundu, Kalpna Gahalaut, V. K. Gahalaut
DOI:10.18520/cs/v114/i07/1534-1539 ,  Vol 114, No 07 (2018), Pagination: 1534-1539
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Record of Charcoal from Early Maastrichtian Intertrappean Lake Sediments of Bagh Valley of Madhya Pradesh:Palaeofire Proxy
Dhananjay M. Mohabey, Bandana Samant, Deepesh Kumar, Anup Dhobale, Arka Rudra, Suryendu Dutta
DOI:10.18520/cs/v114/i07/1540-1544 ,  Vol 114, No 07 (2018), Pagination: 1540-1544
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The Wood-Boring Trace Fossil Asthenopodichnium from Palaeocene Sediments of the Barmer Hill Formation, Western Rajasthan, India
S. C. Mathur, N. S. Shekhawat, S. L. Nama, C. P. Khichi, A. Soni, Saurabh Mathur, V. S. Parihar
DOI:10.18520/cs/v114/i07/1544-1548 ,  Vol 114, No 07 (2018), Pagination: 1544-1548
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Risk Factors for Seropositivity to Feline Retroviruses among Owned Domestic Cats in Valdivia, Southern Chile
L. Azocar-Aedo, G. Monti
DOI:10.18520/cs/v114/i07/1548-1553 ,  Vol 114, No 07 (2018), Pagination: 1548-1553
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Book Reviews

The Character of Physical Law
N. Mukunda
DOI:10.18520/cs/v114/i07/1554-1555 ,  Vol 114, No 07 (2018), Pagination: 1554-1555
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Modern Classical Physics:Optics, Fluids, Plasmas, Elasticity, Relativity, and Statistical Physics
Banibrata Mukhopadhyay
DOI:10.18520/cs/v114/i07/1556-1557 ,  Vol 114, No 07 (2018), Pagination: 1556-1557
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Annual Review of Phytopathology, 2016
R. Sridhar
DOI:10.18520/cs/v114/i07/1557-1559 ,  Vol 114, No 07 (2018), Pagination: 1557-1559
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Personal News

Stephen Hawking (1942–2018)
Rajesh Gopakumar, Spenta R. Wadia
DOI:10.18520/cs/v114/i07/1560-1565 ,  Vol 114, No 07 (2018), Pagination: 1560-1565
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Gundlapalli Venkata Subba Rao (1940–2017)
P. T. Manoharan, M. S. Ramachandra Rao
DOI:10.18520/cs/v114/i07/1566-1567 ,  Vol 114, No 07 (2018), Pagination: 1566-1567
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