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 113, No 09 (2017)

In this Issue

In this Issue
Sarah Iqbal
DOI:10.18520/cs/v113/i09/1638-1638 ,  Vol 113, No 09 (2017), Pagination: 1638-1638
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Guest Editorial

Future Earth:Science for the People
S. K. Satheesh, K. Krishnamoorthy
DOI:10.18520/cs/v113/i09/1639-1640 ,  Vol 113, No 09 (2017), Pagination: 1639-1640
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Correspondence

Ethics in Research:Still a Long Way to Go
Reetinder Kaur
DOI:10.18520/cs/v113/i09/1641-1641 ,  Vol 113, No 09 (2017), Pagination: 1641-1641
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Ethnopedology:An Ancient Way to Better Comprehend Modern Soil Science
Arindam Nag, Anirban Mukherjee, Pragati Pramanik, Aniruddha Maity
DOI:10.18520/cs/v113/i09/1641-1642 ,  Vol 113, No 09 (2017), Pagination: 1641-1642
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News

Science Last Fortnight
DOI:10.18520/cs/v113/i09/1643-1646 ,  Vol 113, No 09 (2017), Pagination: 1643-1646
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Why India Needs World-Class Science Communication
Bhavya Khullar
DOI:10.18520/cs/v113/i09/1647-1647 ,  Vol 113, No 09 (2017), Pagination: 1647-1647
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High Entropy Materials
Krishanu Biswas
DOI:10.18520/cs/v113/i09/1648-1649 ,  Vol 113, No 09 (2017), Pagination: 1648-1649
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Frontiers in Earth and Climate Science
Md. Firoze Quamar, P. Morthekai
DOI:10.18520/cs/v113/i09/1650-1651 ,  Vol 113, No 09 (2017), Pagination: 1650-1651
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Opinion

Environmental Flow Assessment for Indian Rivers:The Need for Interdisciplinary Studies
K. D. Joshi
DOI:10.18520/cs/v113/i09/1652-1653 ,  Vol 113, No 09 (2017), Pagination: 1652-1653
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Commentary

When Will Indian Universities Open their Doors to International Students?
P. J. Lavakare
DOI:10.18520/cs/v113/i09/1653-1654 ,  Vol 113, No 09 (2017), Pagination: 1653-1654
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Scientific Temper and Education:A Framework for Discussion
Natarajan Panchapakesan
DOI:10.18520/cs/v113/i09/1655-1656 ,  Vol 113, No 09 (2017), Pagination: 1655-1656
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Scientific Correspondance

Early 2017 Activity of the Barren Island Volcano:Facts Versus Hype
Dwijesh Ray, Anil D. Shukla, Jyotiranjan S. Ray
DOI:10.18520/cs/v113/i09/1657-1659 ,  Vol 113, No 09 (2017), Pagination: 1657-1659
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Higher Concentration of Heavy Metals in Surface Water and Fish near a Municipal Solid Waste Dump in Guwahati, Assam, India
Sonali Borpatra Gohain, Sabitry Bordoloi
DOI:10.18520/cs/v113/i09/1659-1661 ,  Vol 113, No 09 (2017), Pagination: 1659-1661
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Uranium Anomalies in Groundwater of Sangrur District of Punjab (India) for Cancer Risk Assessment
Hardev Singh Virk
DOI:10.18520/cs/v113/i09/1661-1663 ,  Vol 113, No 09 (2017), Pagination: 1661-1663
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General Article

On Shapes of ADR Report Accumulation Data for Banned Drugs
Samadhan Ghubade, Krishna Asvalayan, Sharayu Paranjpe, Kushagra Gupta, Anil Gore
DOI:10.18520/cs/v113/i09/1664-1667 ,  Vol 113, No 09 (2017), Pagination: 1664-1667
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Indo-French Cooperation In Water Sciences:Capturing Research Dynamics through Co-Authorship Analysis
Shilpa, Sujit Bhattacharya
DOI:10.18520/cs/v113/i09/1668-1674 ,  Vol 113, No 09 (2017), Pagination: 1668-1674
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Review Article

India’s Preparedness against Bioterrorism:Biodefence Strategies and Policy Measures
Kewal Krishan, Baljinder Kaur, Anshula Sharma
DOI:10.18520/cs/v113/i09/1675-1682 ,  Vol 113, No 09 (2017), Pagination: 1675-1682
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Automatic Question Generation Approaches and Evaluation Techniques
Manisha Divate, Ambuja Salgaonkar
DOI:10.18520/cs/v113/i09/1683-1691 ,  Vol 113, No 09 (2017), Pagination: 1683-1691
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Research Articles

Proactive Entrepreneurial Characteristics of Science and Technology Students:An Empirical Study in Indian Context
Rajib Roy, Niladri Das
DOI:10.18520/cs/v113/i09/1692-1701 ,  Vol 113, No 09 (2017), Pagination: 1692-1701
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Drinking Water Contamination from Peri-Urban Bengaluru, India
G. Sheeba, Anjaneyulu Jalagam, Padma Venkatasubramanian
DOI:10.18520/cs/v113/i09/1702-1709 ,  Vol 113, No 09 (2017), Pagination: 1702-1709
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Partial Factors for Shear Capacity Assessment of In-Service RC T-Girder Bridges
N. J. Yogalakshmi, K. Balaji Rao, M. B. Anoop
DOI:10.18520/cs/v113/i09/1710-1718 ,  Vol 113, No 09 (2017), Pagination: 1710-1718
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Nature of Flow Patterns of Rajahmundry Lava, Gowripatnam Area, West Godavari, India:Insights from AMS Studies
Supriya Mondal, Dipanjan Mazumdar, Saurodeep Chatterjee, Debesh Gain, Rana Shil
DOI:10.18520/cs/v113/i09/1719-1728 ,  Vol 113, No 09 (2017), Pagination: 1719-1728
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Spatio-Temporal Variations in Pathogenic Bacteria in the Surface Sediments of the Zuari Estuary, Goa, India
Laxman Gardade, Lidita Khandeparker
DOI:10.18520/cs/v113/i09/1729-1738 ,  Vol 113, No 09 (2017), Pagination: 1729-1738
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Description and Phylogenetic Characterization of Hydra from Naukuchiatal (Uttarakhand, India) and Comparison with other Hydra Strains
Rohini Londhe, Lakshmi Surekha Krishnapati, Surendra Ghaskadbi
DOI:10.18520/cs/v113/i09/1739-1745 ,  Vol 113, No 09 (2017), Pagination: 1739-1745
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Research Communications

Theoretical Investigation of Antioxidant Activity of Hydroxy-Quinoline Derivatives and their Delivery Via Boron Nitride Nanocage in Gas Phase and Solvent
Meysam Najafi
DOI:10.18520/cs/v113/i09/1746-1749 ,  Vol 113, No 09 (2017), Pagination: 1746-1749
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Production Optimization of Alkali-Thermo Tolerant Crude Endoglucanase from Funalia leonina by Response Surface Methodology
Varun Kumar, Nirmal Sudhir Kumar Harsh, Sanjay Naithani, Bipin Prakash Thapliyal, Shrikant Sharma
DOI:10.18520/cs/v113/i09/1750-1754 ,  Vol 113, No 09 (2017), Pagination: 1750-1754
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Molecular Characterization of Ladybird Predators (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) of Aphid Pests (Homoptera:Aphididae) in North East India
Santa Ghosh, G. T. Behere, B. K. Agarwala
DOI:10.18520/cs/v113/i09/1755-1759 ,  Vol 113, No 09 (2017), Pagination: 1755-1759
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Evaluating a Survey Landscape for Tiger Abundance in the Confluence of the Western and Eastern Ghats
S. S. Lingaraja, Swayam Chowdhary, Rashmi Bhat, Sanjay Gubbi
DOI:10.18520/cs/v113/i09/1759-1763 ,  Vol 113, No 09 (2017), Pagination: 1759-1763
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Land-Use/Land-Cover Change Dynamics and Groundwater Quality in and around Shrimp Farming Area in Coastal Watershed, Cuddalore District, Tamil Nadu, India
P. Nila Rekha, R. Gangadharan, P. Ravichandran, Shirley Dharshini, Wilmart Clarke, S. M. Pillai, A. Panigrahi, A. G. Ponniah
DOI:10.18520/cs/v113/i09/1763-1770 ,  Vol 113, No 09 (2017), Pagination: 1763-1770
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Effect of Developmental Stage and Medium on Embryo Culture of Low Chill Peach Hybrids
Indira Devi, Harminder Singh, Anirudh Thakur
DOI:10.18520/cs/v113/i09/1771-1775 ,  Vol 113, No 09 (2017), Pagination: 1771-1775
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Association between Epidemiology and Haematophagous Behaviour of Haemonchus contortus and Ostertagia ostertagi Infecting Sheep of Kashmir Valley, India
Irfan-Ur-Rauf Tak, Jehangir Shafi Dar, B. A. Ganai, M. Z. Chishti
DOI:10.18520/cs/v113/i09/1776-1783 ,  Vol 113, No 09 (2017), Pagination: 1776-1783
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Isolation of Listeria monocytogenes from Peridomestic Birds and Captive Wild Animals
U. V. Jagtap, R. P. Kolhe, P. D. Deshpande, N. V. Kurkure, C. V. Dhandore, D. M. Muglikar, S. N. Jadhav, N. K. Nighot, S. B. Barbuddhe
DOI:10.18520/cs/v113/i09/1783-1787 ,  Vol 113, No 09 (2017), Pagination: 1783-1787
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Book Reviews

Bose–Einstein Condensation and Superfluidity
Rejish Nath
DOI:10.18520/cs/v113/i09/1788-1789 ,  Vol 113, No 09 (2017), Pagination: 1788-1789
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Annual Review of Plant Biology, 2016
Dinesh Kumar Jaiswal, Nandula Raghuram
DOI:10.18520/cs/v113/i09/1789-1790 ,  Vol 113, No 09 (2017), Pagination: 1789-1790
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Ayurvedic Inheritance:A Reader’s Companion
Darshan Shankar
DOI:10.18520/cs/v113/i09/1790-1791 ,  Vol 113, No 09 (2017), Pagination: 1790-1791
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Historical Notes

Zinc, Steel and Rocketry:Western Mainstreaming of Empirical Indian Technologies
Rajesh Kochhar
DOI:10.18520/cs/v113/i09/1792-1796 ,  Vol 113, No 09 (2017), Pagination: 1792-1796
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