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 112, No 05 (2017)

In this Issue

In this Issue
K. P. Madhu
DOI:10.18520/cs/v112/i05/890-890 ,  Vol 112, No 05 (2017), Pagination: 890-890
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Guest Editorial

Climate Smart Agriculture:Are we Poised to Outsmart Climate Change Impacts?
B. Venkateswarlu
DOI:10.18520/cs/v112/i05/891-892 ,  Vol 112, No 05 (2017), Pagination: 891-892
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Correspondence

Need for a Socially Consistent Science and Technology Policy
Hardev Singh Virk
DOI:10.18520/cs/v112/i05/893-893 ,  Vol 112, No 05 (2017), Pagination: 893-893
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Sikkim Claims India's First Mixed-Criteria UNESCO World Heritage Site
Alexander R. O’Neill
DOI:10.18520/cs/v112/i05/893-894 ,  Vol 112, No 05 (2017), Pagination: 893-894
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News

Potential Pathways for Increasing the Productivity of Wheat and Barley
Gyanendra Pratap Singh, R. K. Sharma, R. Sendhil
DOI:10.18520/cs/v112/i05/895-896 ,  Vol 112, No 05 (2017), Pagination: 895-896
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Pomegranate Fruit Cracking in Dryland Farming
R. K. Pal, N. V. Singh, Ashis Maity
DOI:10.18520/cs/v112/i05/896-897 ,  Vol 112, No 05 (2017), Pagination: 896-897
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Science Last Fortnight
DOI:10.18520/cs/v112/i05/898-901 ,  Vol 112, No 05 (2017), Pagination: 898-901
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Research News

Emerging Field of Tardigrades and their Stress Tolerance
R. S. Harikumar, Sandeepa M. Eswarappa
DOI:10.18520/cs/v112/i05/902-903 ,  Vol 112, No 05 (2017), Pagination: 902-903
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Opinion

Woes of Interdisciplinary Home Bound Scientists in India
R. Shibu Daniel, Ashutosh Srivastava
DOI:10.18520/cs/v112/i05/904-905 ,  Vol 112, No 05 (2017), Pagination: 904-905
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Scientific Correspondance

Compiler Bootstrapping and Cross-Compilation
Twinkle Gupta, Sanya Yadav, Pinaki Chakraborty
DOI:10.18520/cs/v112/i05/906-907 ,  Vol 112, No 05 (2017), Pagination: 906-907
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Prominent Precursory Signatures Observed in Soil and Water Radon Data at Multi-Parametric Geophysical Observatory, Ghuttu for Mw 7.8 Nepal Earthquake
Naresh Kumar, Vishal Chauhan, S. Dhamodharan, Gautam Rawat, Devajit Hazarika, P. K. R. Gautam
DOI:10.18520/cs/v112/i05/907-909 ,  Vol 112, No 05 (2017), Pagination: 907-909
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Mineral Chemistry of Synchysite from Dhani Granite, Pali District, Rajasthan, India
Debabrata Jena, Arindam Gantait, Utpol Kumar Das
DOI:10.18520/cs/v112/i05/910-912 ,  Vol 112, No 05 (2017), Pagination: 910-912
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Colonization of Algae and Cyanobacteria on Calcareous Remains of Dead Animals in Larsemann Hills, East Antarctica
Sudipta Kumar Das, Devendra Singh
DOI:10.18520/cs/v112/i05/913-915 ,  Vol 112, No 05 (2017), Pagination: 913-915
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General Article

Paris Agreement; Research, Monitoring and Reporting Requirements for India
N. H. Ravindranath, Rajiv Kumar Chaturvedi, Poornima Kumar
DOI:10.18520/cs/v112/i05/916-922 ,  Vol 112, No 05 (2017), Pagination: 916-922
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Research Performance of Indian Institutes of Technology
Sumit Kumar Banshal, Vivek Kumar Singh, Aparna Basu, Pranab Kumar Muhuri
DOI:10.18520/cs/v112/i05/923-932 ,  Vol 112, No 05 (2017), Pagination: 923-932
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Dispersion of the Asiatic Lion Panthera leo persica and its Survival in Human-Dominated Landscape Outside the Gir Forest, Gujarat, India
H. S. Singh
DOI:10.18520/cs/v112/i05/933-940 ,  Vol 112, No 05 (2017), Pagination: 933-940
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Associations between Longevity and Subjective Well-Being by Country
Ge Qian
DOI:10.18520/cs/v112/i05/941-945 ,  Vol 112, No 05 (2017), Pagination: 941-945
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Review Article

Technologies, Optimization and Analytical Parameters in Gastroretentive Drug Delivery Systems
Mayur Chordiya, Hemant Gangurde, Vijay Borkar
DOI:10.18520/cs/v112/i05/946-953 ,  Vol 112, No 05 (2017), Pagination: 946-953
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Research Articles

Soft Computing-Based Traffic Density Estimation Using Automated Traffic Sensor Data under Indian Conditions
Jithin Raj, Hareesh Bahuleyan, V. Ramesh, Lelitha Devi Vanajakshi
DOI:10.18520/cs/v112/i05/954-964 ,  Vol 112, No 05 (2017), Pagination: 954-964
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Development of a New in Ovo Model for the Assessment of Nephrotoxicity and its Comparison with an Existing in Vivo Model
Joyani Das, Dinakar Sasmal, Papiya Mitra Mazumder, Kaushal Kumar Singh
DOI:10.18520/cs/v112/i05/965-972 ,  Vol 112, No 05 (2017), Pagination: 965-972
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Influence of End Anchorage on Shear Strengthening of Reinforced Concrete Beams Using CFRP Composites
Franklin F. R. Frederick, U. K. Sharma, V. K. Gupta
DOI:10.18520/cs/v112/i05/973-981 ,  Vol 112, No 05 (2017), Pagination: 973-981
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Therapeutic Properties of Processed Aqueous Extract of Asteracantha longifolia in the Human
G. Satyanarayana Murthy, T. P. Francis, C. Rajendra Singh, K. Somasundar, H. G. Nagendra, N. B. Sridhar
DOI:10.18520/cs/v112/i05/982-988 ,  Vol 112, No 05 (2017), Pagination: 982-988
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Methane and Nitrous Oxide Emission from Kharif Rice Field as Influenced by Nutrients and Moisture Regimes in New Alluvial Agroclimatic Region of West Bengal
G. Saha, B. Kar, S. Karmakar
DOI:10.18520/cs/v112/i05/989-995 ,  Vol 112, No 05 (2017), Pagination: 989-995
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Growth of Sculpted Forms in Bedrock Channels (Mino River, Northwest Spain)
Alvarez-Vazquez Miguel Angel, Una-Alvarez Elena De
DOI:10.18520/cs/v112/i05/996-1002 ,  Vol 112, No 05 (2017), Pagination: 996-1002
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Scientometric Profile of Global Rice Research during 1985-2014
Bin Liu, Lu Zhang, Xianwen Wang
DOI:10.18520/cs/v112/i05/1003-1011 ,  Vol 112, No 05 (2017), Pagination: 1003-1011
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Research Communications

Excellence and Diversity Mapping of Research in IISc, IITs, NUS and NTU
Gangan Prathap
DOI:10.18520/cs/v112/i05/1012-1015 ,  Vol 112, No 05 (2017), Pagination: 1012-1015
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ABCD Matrix formalism to Determine Nonlinear Refraction Coefficient by Z-Scan Technique
Chakradhar Sahoo, V. Sreeramulu, Sri Ram G. Naraharisetty, D. Narayana Rao
DOI:10.18520/cs/v112/i05/1015-1019 ,  Vol 112, No 05 (2017), Pagination: 1015-1019
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Reducing Aircraft Radar Cross-Section with Owl Wing Type Serrated Trailing Edges
T. Sai Teja, Manoj B. Vaghela, Avijit Chatterjee
DOI:10.18520/cs/v112/i05/1020-1023 ,  Vol 112, No 05 (2017), Pagination: 1020-1023
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Indigenous Development of a Millikelvin Refrigerator at VECC, Kolkata
Nisith Kr. Das, Jedidiah Pradhan, Bidhan Ch. Mondal, Anindya Roy, Z. A. Naser, Pradeep Kumar
DOI:10.18520/cs/v112/i05/1023-1028 ,  Vol 112, No 05 (2017), Pagination: 1023-1028
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Flash Flood Disaster Threat to Indian Rail Bridges:A Spatial Simulation Study of Machak River Flood, Madhya Pradesh
K. H. V. Durga Rao, A. Shravya, V. Venkateshwar Rao, V. K. Dadhwal, P. G. Diwakar
DOI:10.18520/cs/v112/i05/1028-1033 ,  Vol 112, No 05 (2017), Pagination: 1028-1033
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Spatial and Temporal Distribution Pattern of Camptothecin in Seeds and Fruits of Pyrenacantha volubilis Hook. (Icacinaceae) during Different Fruit Developmental Stages
Hirenallur Kumarappa Suma, Vadlapudi Kumar, Patel Mohana Kumara, Amitava Srimany, Gudasalamani Ravikanth, Senthil Kumar Umapathy, Thalappil Pradeep, Ramesh Vasudeva, Ramanan Uma Shaanker
DOI:10.18520/cs/v112/i05/1034-1038 ,  Vol 112, No 05 (2017), Pagination: 1034-1038
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A Cognitive Method for Building Detection from High-Resolution Satellite Images
Naveen Chandra, Jayanta Kumar Ghosh
DOI:10.18520/cs/v112/i05/1038-1044 ,  Vol 112, No 05 (2017), Pagination: 1038-1044
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Iron Oxide-Copper-Gold Mineralization at Thanewasna, Western Bastar Craton
M. L. Dora, K. R. Randive, H. M. Ramachandra, G. Suresh
DOI:10.18520/cs/v112/i05/1045-1050 ,  Vol 112, No 05 (2017), Pagination: 1045-1050
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Geological Evolution of Kachchh:An Epitome of Successive Phanerozoic Events
A. B. Roy, Alokesh Chatterjee, N. K. Chauhan
DOI:10.18520/cs/v112/i05/1051-1056 ,  Vol 112, No 05 (2017), Pagination: 1051-1056
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Book Reviews

Ultrafast Biophotonics
Christoph Lienau
DOI:10.18520/cs/v112/i05/1057-1057 ,  Vol 112, No 05 (2017), Pagination: 1057-1057
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Informal Sector Innovations:Insights from the Global South
Gautam Sharma
DOI:10.18520/cs/v112/i05/1057-1058 ,  Vol 112, No 05 (2017), Pagination: 1057-1058
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