Current Science

Current Science

Publisher: Current Science Association
Editor: R.Srinivasan
Online ISSN: , Print ISSN: 0011-3891
Frequency: Fortnightly

Description:

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 117, No 1 (2019)

In this Issue

In this Issue
K. P. Madhu
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v117/i1/6-6 ,  Vol 117, No 1 (2019), Pagination: 6-6
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Guest Editorial

Communicating Environmental Science to the Public
Harini Nagendra, Seema Mundoli
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v117/i1/7-8 ,  Vol 117, No 1 (2019), Pagination: 7-8
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Correspondence

The History of a Superstition
G. L. Krishna
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v117/i1/9-9 ,  Vol 117, No 1 (2019), Pagination: 9-9
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News

Science Last Fortnight
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v117/i1/10-13 ,  Vol 117, No 1 (2019), Pagination: 10-13
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In Conversation

Rohini Godbole
Pratik Pawar
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v117/i1/14-17 ,  Vol 117, No 1 (2019), Pagination: 14-17
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Commentary

Research Output of India Compared to BRICS Countries in Publishing Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics Research Papers
Virendra S. Ligade, Swapnil Dengale
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v117/i1/18-19 ,  Vol 117, No 1 (2019), Pagination: 18-19
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Scientific Correspondance

High Incidence of Scandium and REY in Garnets from Coastal Sands of India
A. C. Dinesh, N. V. Nisha, Rachna Pillai
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v117/i1/20-21 ,  Vol 117, No 1 (2019), Pagination: 20-21
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Seediness as an Invasive Trait in Mimosa diplotricha Sauvalle in a Tropical Grassland
Manabendra Ray Choudhury, Panna Deb, Hilloljyoti Singha
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v117/i1/21-23 ,  Vol 117, No 1 (2019), Pagination: 21-23
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Rapid Sedimentation and Organic Matter Accumulation in the Kashmir Himalayan Lakes:A Challenge for Lake Managers
Aasif Mohmad Lone
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v117/i1/23-24 ,  Vol 117, No 1 (2019), Pagination: 23-24
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GENERAL ARTICLE

Evaluation Of Current Policies on the use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles in Indian Agriculture
Vijay Singh, Muthukumar Bagavathiannan, Bhagirath Singh Chauhan, Samar Singh
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v117/i1/25-29 ,  Vol 117, No 1 (2019), Pagination: 25-29
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Consortium of Industrial Agroforestry:An Institutional Mechanism for Sustaining Agroforestry in India
K. T. Parthiban, R. Jude Sudhagar, C. Cinthia Fernandaz, N. Krishnakumar
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v117/i1/30-36 ,  Vol 117, No 1 (2019), Pagination: 30-36
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Bibliometric Profile of Research on Antibiotics in Sediments During 1958–2016
Chun-Li Zheng, Yi-Fei Wang, Qian-Ling-Lin Qiu, Gang Li, Yao-Yang Xu
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v117/i1/37-45 ,  Vol 117, No 1 (2019), Pagination: 37-45
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Research Account

The Maski Archaeological Research Project (2010–18):Initial Results from a Multi-Period Interdisciplinary Project on the Raichur Doab, Karnataka, India
Andrew M. Bauer, Peter G. Johansen
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v117/i1/46-56 ,  Vol 117, No 1 (2019), Pagination: 46-56
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RESEARCH ARTICLES

Numerical Characterization of the Effects of Flow Rate on Pressure and Velocity Distribution of Pump as Turbine
Yong Gao, Xiaoyong Fan, Rui Dang
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v117/i1/57-63 ,  Vol 117, No 1 (2019), Pagination: 57-63
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Overview of Damage Assessment of Structures
Pritam Hait, Arjun Sil, Satyabrata Choudhury
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v117/i1/64-70 ,  Vol 117, No 1 (2019), Pagination: 64-70
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Household-Level Food and Nutrition Insecurity and its Determinants in Eastern India
Shinoj Parappurathu, Anjani Kumar, Cynthia Bantilan, Pramod Kumar Joshi
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v117/i1/71-79 ,  Vol 117, No 1 (2019), Pagination: 71-79
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An Integrated Approach in Developing Flood Vulnerability Index of India using Spatial Multi-Criteria Evaluation Technique
K. H. V. Durga Rao, Shravya Alladi, Amanpreet Singh
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v117/i1/80-86 ,  Vol 117, No 1 (2019), Pagination: 80-86
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Development of Composite Radial Filter for Recharging Aquifers with Canal Water
Gaurav, J. P. Singh, P. P. Sahota, K. Singh
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v117/i1/87-93 ,  Vol 117, No 1 (2019), Pagination: 87-93
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Examining Traffic Flow Parameters at Merging Section on High-Speed Urban Roads in India
Pallav Kumar, Shriniwas Arkatkar, Gaurang Joshi
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v117/i1/94-103 ,  Vol 117, No 1 (2019), Pagination: 94-103
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RESEARCH COMMUNICATIONS

Development of Avalanche Information System using Remote Sensing and GIS Technology in the Indian Karakoram Himalaya
H. S. Gusain, H. S. Negi, Sudhir Dhamija, V. D. Mishra, Snehmani
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v117/i1/104-109 ,  Vol 117, No 1 (2019), Pagination: 104-109
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Evaluation of a Crop Growth Model for Sweet Potato Over a Set of Agro-Climatic Conditions in India
V. S. Santhosh Mithra, Raji Pushpalatha, S. Sunitha, James George, P. P. Singh, R. S. Singh, J. Tarafdar, Surajit Mitra, Chandra Deo, Sunil Pareek, B. K. M. Lakshmi, R. Shiny, G. Byju
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v117/i1/110-113 ,  Vol 117, No 1 (2019), Pagination: 110-113
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Microbiological Quality of Drinking Water in Amarja Reservoir Catchment, Aland Taluk, Karnataka, India
Syed Shams Rizvi, M. A. Mohammed-Aslam
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v117/i1/114-121 ,  Vol 117, No 1 (2019), Pagination: 114-121
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Production of Novel Bio-Flocculants from Klebsiella variicola BF1 using Cassava Starch Wastewater and its Application
Ngoc Tuan Nguyen, Thi Ha My Phan, Tuyet Nhung Tran, Bharath Kumar Velmurugan, Rudolf Kiefer
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v117/i1/121-129 ,  Vol 117, No 1 (2019), Pagination: 121-129
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Sharp Variations in Groundwater Levels at the Same Location:A Case Study from a Heavily Overexploited, Fractured Rock Aquifer System Near Bengaluru, South India
P. N. Ballukraya, V. Srinivasan
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v117/i1/130-138 ,  Vol 117, No 1 (2019), Pagination: 130-138
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A Simple Push–Pull Strategy to Harvest Earthworms from Coconut Leaf Vermicompost Produced in Tanks
Murali Gopal, Alka Gupta
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v117/i1/138-144 ,  Vol 117, No 1 (2019), Pagination: 138-144
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Book Reviews

C. V. Raman’s Student Sukumar Chandra Sirkar:Life and Science
Hardev Singh Virk
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v117/i1/145-146 ,  Vol 117, No 1 (2019), Pagination: 145-146
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Annual Review of Nutrition, 2018
Indu Mani
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v117/i1/146-148 ,  Vol 117, No 1 (2019), Pagination: 146-148
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Personal News

V. Santhanam (1925–2019)
P. C. Kesavan
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v117/i1/149-149 ,  Vol 117, No 1 (2019), Pagination: 149-149
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Pran Nath Pandita (1949–2019)
B. Ananthanarayan
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v117/i1/150-151 ,  Vol 117, No 1 (2019), Pagination: 150-151
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Historical Notes

Photography:Photofilm to Digital Sensor
R. N. Misra
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v117/i1/152-154 ,  Vol 117, No 1 (2019), Pagination: 152-154
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