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 6 (2018)

In this Issue

In this Issue
Sarah Iqbal
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v115/i6/1014-1014 ,  Vol 115, No 6 (2018), Pagination: 1014-1014
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Guest Editorial

Artificial Intelligence Policy:Need Aggressive Development with Prudent Regulation
Shrisha Rao, Deya Chatterjee
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v115/i6/1015-1016 ,  Vol 115, No 6 (2018), Pagination: 1015-1016
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Correspondence

A Snapshot of IIT–JEE All India One Rankers (1979–2018)
Inderpal Singh
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v115/i6/1017-1017 ,  Vol 115, No 6 (2018), Pagination: 1017-1017
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The Prime Minister Fellowship Scheme
S. Ramasesha
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v115/i6/1017-1018 ,  Vol 115, No 6 (2018), Pagination: 1017-1018
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CSIR Institutions In SIR 2018
Gangan Prathap
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v115/i6/1018-1019 ,  Vol 115, No 6 (2018), Pagination: 1018-1019
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Indian Science and Conflict of Interest
Akhilesh Gupta, H. K. Mittal, A. Mukhopadhyay, Neeraj Sharma, Rajiv Tayal
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v115/i6/1020-1020 ,  Vol 115, No 6 (2018), Pagination: 1020-1020
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News

Science Last Fortnight
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v115/i6/1021-1024 ,  Vol 115, No 6 (2018), Pagination: 1021-1024
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Arecanut and Human Health
P. Chowdappa, K. B. Hebbar, S. V. Ramesh
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v115/i6/1025-1026 ,  Vol 115, No 6 (2018), Pagination: 1025-1026
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Modern Techniques for Molecular and Morphological Characterization of Crustaceans
Amruta Dhamorikar
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v115/i6/1026-1027 ,  Vol 115, No 6 (2018), Pagination: 1026-1027
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In Conversation

Romulus Whitaker
Sarah Iqbal
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v115/i6/1028-1030 ,  Vol 115, No 6 (2018), Pagination: 1028-1030
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Opinion

National Institutional Ranking and Institutions of Eminence
M. Vijayan
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v115/i6/1031-1032 ,  Vol 115, No 6 (2018), Pagination: 1031-1032
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Commentary

India’s Struggle with Manpower Shortages in the Primary Healthcare Sector
Dilip Saikia
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v115/i6/1033-1034 ,  Vol 115, No 6 (2018), Pagination: 1033-1034
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Gender Sensitivity in Agricultural Extension
C. N. Anshida Beevi, Monika Wason, R. N. Padaria, Premlata Singh
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v115/i6/1035-1036 ,  Vol 115, No 6 (2018), Pagination: 1035-1036
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Scientific Correspondance

An Unprecedented 3D Eu(III)-Organic Framework Built of Imidazole Carboxylate by in situ Reaction
Qiuying Huang, Lili Zhao, Zifeng Li, Gang Li
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v115/i6/1037-1039 ,  Vol 115, No 6 (2018), Pagination: 1037-1039
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Comparison of Stress Azimuth Data Derived by Geogenic Electromagnetic Radiation Technique and from the Analysis of Exhumation Joints
Shreeja Das, Jyotirmoy Mallik, Ayanangshu Das, Krishanu Bandyopadhyay
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v115/i6/1039-1041 ,  Vol 115, No 6 (2018), Pagination: 1039-1041
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GENERAL ARTICLE

Uranium Constraints in Pakistan:How Many Nuclear Weapons Does Pakistan Have?
Lalitha Sundaresan, Kaveri Ashok
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v115/i6/1042-1048 ,  Vol 115, No 6 (2018), Pagination: 1042-1048
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Reducing Resource Disparity in Healthcare Resource Allocation of Laboratories in Countries with Limited Resources by Empowering Policy-Making and Implementation
Rahi Jain, Himank Ajmera, Bakul Rao
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v115/i6/1049-1055 ,  Vol 115, No 6 (2018), Pagination: 1049-1055
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Floristic Diversity, Community Composition and Structure in Nanda Devi National Park After Prohibition of Human Activities, Western Himalaya, India
Vikram S. Negi, Lalit Giri, K. Chandra Sekar
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v115/i6/1056-1064 ,  Vol 115, No 6 (2018), Pagination: 1056-1064
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REVIEW ARTICLE

An Overview of Cleaning and Prevention Processes for Enhancing Efficiency of Solar Photovoltaic Panels
Surajit Mondal, Amit Kumar Mondal, Abhishek Sharma, Vindhya Devalla, Sravendra Rana, Suresh Kumar, Jitendra Kumar Pandey
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v115/i6/1065-1077 ,  Vol 115, No 6 (2018), Pagination: 1065-1077
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Entomophagy for Nutritional Security in India:Potential and Promotion
Ruparao T. Gahukar
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v115/i6/1078-1084 ,  Vol 115, No 6 (2018), Pagination: 1078-1084
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RESEARCH ARTICLES

Cryogenic Measurement Set-Up for Characterization of Superconducting Nano Structures for Single-Photon Detection Applications
Manju Singh, Rishu Chaujar, R. K. Rakshit
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v115/i6/1085-1090 ,  Vol 115, No 6 (2018), Pagination: 1085-1090
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MRI Segmentation using Fuzzy C-Means and Radial Basis Function Neural Networks
A. H. Rasooli, M. Ashtiyani, P. M. Birgani, S. Amiri, P. Mirmohammadi, M. R. Deevband
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v115/i6/1091-1097 ,  Vol 115, No 6 (2018), Pagination: 1091-1097
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Domestication and Conservation Efforts in Haematocarpus validus (Miers.) Bakh. F. Ex Forman (Menispermaceae):An Underutilized Fruit Species and Natural Colourant
Pooja Bohra, Ajit Arun Waman, Debabrata Basantia, Hidangmayum Lembisana Devi, Ezekiel Reang
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v115/i6/1098-1105 ,  Vol 115, No 6 (2018), Pagination: 1098-1105
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Design and Evaluation of a Pneumatic Metering Mechanism for Power Tiller Operated Precision Planter
Sandip Mandal, G. V. Prasanna Kumar, Hetal Tanna, Arvind Kumar
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v115/i6/1106-1114 ,  Vol 115, No 6 (2018), Pagination: 1106-1114
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Sonar Sensing Predicated Automatic Spraying Technology for Orchards
V. K. Tewari, Abhilash Kumar Chandel, Brajesh Nare, Satyaprakash Kumar
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v115/i6/1115-1123 ,  Vol 115, No 6 (2018), Pagination: 1115-1123
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Assessment of the Viability of Saccharomyces cerevisiae in Response to Synergetic Inhibition During Bioethanol Production
Corli de Klerk, Elvis Fosso-Kankeu, L. Du Plessis, S. Marx
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v115/i6/1124-1132 ,  Vol 115, No 6 (2018), Pagination: 1124-1132
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Occurrence, Severity and Association of Fungal Pathogen, Botrydiplodia theobromae with Sudden Death or Decline of Tree Bean (Parkia timoriana, (DC.) Merr) in North Eastern India
A. Ratankumar Singh, S. K. Dutta, S. B. Singh, T. Boopathi, S. Lungmuana, S. Saha, Vishambhar Dayal, Romila Akoijam, S. K. Sharma, N. Hemanta Singh
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v115/i6/1133-1142 ,  Vol 115, No 6 (2018), Pagination: 1133-1142
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Impact of Cloud Parameterization Schemes on The Simulation of Cyclone Vardah using the WRF Model
C. P. R. Sandeep, C. Krishnamoorthy, C. Balaji
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v115/i6/1143-1153 ,  Vol 115, No 6 (2018), Pagination: 1143-1153
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Role of East–West Shear Zone and Wind Confluence on the Occurrence of Intense Heavy Rainfall over North Konkan During Southwest Monsoon Season
S. D. Sanap, S. Bhute, K. S. Hosalikar
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v115/i6/1154-1162 ,  Vol 115, No 6 (2018), Pagination: 1154-1162
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Mechanical Properties and Brittleness of Shale with Different Degrees of Fracturing-Fluid Saturation
Zhenkun Hou, Marte Gutierrez, Anming Wang, Abdulhadi Almrabat, Chunhe Yang
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v115/i6/1163-1173 ,  Vol 115, No 6 (2018), Pagination: 1163-1173
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RESEARCH COMMUNICATIONS

Characterization of Hg-Based Ayurvedic Drug Kajjali:Classical and Contemporary Approaches
Vinamra Sharma, Amiya K. Samal, Shruti Pandey, Anand K. Chaudhary, Rajesh K. Srivastava
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v115/i6/1174-1178 ,  Vol 115, No 6 (2018), Pagination: 1174-1178
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A Novel Approach to Calculate Braiding of a Large Alluvial River
Lalit Saikia, Chandan Mahanta, Suranjana Bhaswati Borah
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v115/i6/1179-1185 ,  Vol 115, No 6 (2018), Pagination: 1179-1185
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Screening and Enhancement of Anaerobic Germination of Rice Genotypes by Pre-Sowing Seed Treatments
Dhonada Doley, Meghali Barua, Debojit Sarma, Purna K. Barua
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v115/i6/1185-1190 ,  Vol 115, No 6 (2018), Pagination: 1185-1190
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Quality Evaluation of Pearl Millet Based Pasta as Affected by Depigmentation
Kirti Jalgaonkar, S. K. Jha, Manoj Kumar Mahawar
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v115/i6/1191-1195 ,  Vol 115, No 6 (2018), Pagination: 1191-1195
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Adopt and Adapt Nature’s Design Principles to Create Sustainable Aquaculture Systems
Saleem Mustafa, Abentin Estim
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v115/i6/1195-1197 ,  Vol 115, No 6 (2018), Pagination: 1195-1197
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Impact of Growing Medium Composition on Morphological Development of Chrysanthemum (Chrysanthemum morifolium Ramat Cv. Snowball)
Tanya Thakur, H. S. Grewal, S. S. Kukal
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v115/i6/1198-1203 ,  Vol 115, No 6 (2018), Pagination: 1198-1203
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Book Reviews

Water:Abundance, Scarcity, and Security in the Age of Humanity
Jeremy J. Schmidt
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v115/i6/1204-1204 ,  Vol 115, No 6 (2018), Pagination: 1204-1204
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Annual Review of Plant Biology, 2017
Sabeeha S. Merchant, Wilhelm Gruissem, Donald Ort
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v115/i6/1204-1207 ,  Vol 115, No 6 (2018), Pagination: 1204-1207
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Personal News

T. S. Balakrishnan (1928–2018)
Kusala Rajendran
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v115/i6/1208-1209 ,  Vol 115, No 6 (2018), Pagination: 1208-1209
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Cadatur Badrinathan (1930–2018)
Deepak Mathur
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v115/i6/1209-1210 ,  Vol 115, No 6 (2018), Pagination: 1209-1210
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