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 05 (2017)

In this Issue

In this Issue
Sarah Iqbal, K. P. Madhu
DOI:10.18520/cs/v113/i05/830-830 ,  Vol 113, No 05 (2017), Pagination: 830-830
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Guest Editorial

Revamping Higher Education
S. K. Saidapur
DOI:10.18520/cs/v113/i05/831-832 ,  Vol 113, No 05 (2017), Pagination: 831-832
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Correspondence

Rigorous Enforcement of Policy Crucial to Enhance Scientific Integrity
Govindasamy Agoramoorthy
DOI:10.18520/cs/v113/i05/833-833 ,  Vol 113, No 05 (2017), Pagination: 833-833
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Copycats and Impostors in Science Publishing:The Case of Current science
Jaime A. Teixeira Da Silva
DOI:10.18520/cs/v113/i05/834-834 ,  Vol 113, No 05 (2017), Pagination: 834-834
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Food and Nutritional Security
P. K. Gupta
DOI:10.18520/cs/v113/i05/835-835 ,  Vol 113, No 05 (2017), Pagination: 835-835
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Response
M. S. Swaminathan
DOI:10.18520/cs/v113/i05/835-836 ,  Vol 113, No 05 (2017), Pagination: 835-836
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News

Science Last Fortnight
Ashutosh Gupta, Monika Jaggi, Biraja Kumar Sahu, Srividhya, Saurabh Dewan, V. Anu, Azhwar Raghunath, Manabendra Sarma, Chatragadda Ramesh, S. Priya, Jai Benjamin
DOI:10.18520/cs/v113/i05/837-840 ,  Vol 113, No 05 (2017), Pagination: 837-840
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World Ozone Day
S. Priya
DOI:10.18520/cs/v113/i05/841-841 ,  Vol 113, No 05 (2017), Pagination: 841-841
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India International Science Festival 2016
Shilpa Pandey, Md. Firoze Quamar
DOI:10.18520/cs/v113/i05/842-843 ,  Vol 113, No 05 (2017), Pagination: 842-843
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Green Chemistry and Engineering for Sustainable Development
Malti Goel
DOI:10.18520/cs/v113/i05/843-844 ,  Vol 113, No 05 (2017), Pagination: 843-844
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Monitoring the Spread and Management of Tuta absoluta
Amer Fayad, Abhijin Adiga
DOI:10.18520/cs/v113/i05/844-845 ,  Vol 113, No 05 (2017), Pagination: 844-845
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Opinion

Climate Change and Human-Wildlife Conflicts in the Indian Himalayan Biodiversity Hotspot
Nishikant Gupta, Asha Rajvanshi, Ruchi Badola
DOI:10.18520/cs/v113/i05/846-847 ,  Vol 113, No 05 (2017), Pagination: 846-847
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Commentary

Transforming Indian Agriculture:Is Doubling Farmers' Income by 2022 in the Realm of Reality?
R. Sendhil, P. Ramasundaram, S. J. Balaji
DOI:10.18520/cs/v113/i05/848-850 ,  Vol 113, No 05 (2017), Pagination: 848-850
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A Temporal Analysis of the Word 'Impact' in Titles Published in Current science between 1934 and 2015:To what Impact?
R. Uma Shaanker
DOI:10.18520/cs/v113/i05/851-852 ,  Vol 113, No 05 (2017), Pagination: 851-852
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Scientific Correspondance

Citation Indices and Dimensional Homogeneity
Gangan Prathap
DOI:10.18520/cs/v113/i05/853-855 ,  Vol 113, No 05 (2017), Pagination: 853-855
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Datura discolor Bernh. (Solanaceae), an Overlooked Species in India
Bhagyashri B. Kumbhalkar, Mayur D. Nanidkar
DOI:10.18520/cs/v113/i05/855-856 ,  Vol 113, No 05 (2017), Pagination: 855-856
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Safflower (Carthamus tinctorius L.)–An Underutilized Leafy Vegetable
Vrijendra Singh, R. R. Jadhav, G. E. Atre, R. V. Kale, P. T. Karande, K. D. Kanbargi, N. Nimbkar, A. K. Rajvanshi
DOI:10.18520/cs/v113/i05/857-858 ,  Vol 113, No 05 (2017), Pagination: 857-858
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Temporal Variation of Phytoplankton Assemblage in Estuarine Waters:Implication of Cyclone Phailin
S. K. Baliarsingh, Suchismita Srichandan, Aneesh A. Lotliker, M. F. Gracia-Escobar, K. C. Sahu, T. Srinivasa Kumar
DOI:10.18520/cs/v113/i05/858-860 ,  Vol 113, No 05 (2017), Pagination: 858-860
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General Article

Need for Regulatory Policies in India, on the Use of Bisphenol a in Food Contact Plastic Containers
Duraisamy Mahamuni, Nirmaladevi Dhandayudapani Shrinithivihahshini
DOI:10.18520/cs/v113/i05/861-868 ,  Vol 113, No 05 (2017), Pagination: 861-868
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Research Articles

A New Magnetic Resonance Imaging Probe Specifically Targeting Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor Receptor 2:Synthesis, Characterization and Biological Evaluation
Xiaoguang You, Yikai Xu
DOI:10.18520/cs/v113/i05/869-876 ,  Vol 113, No 05 (2017), Pagination: 869-876
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Co-Registration of LISS-4 Multispectral Band Data Using Mutual Information-Based Stochastic Gradient Descent Optimization
S. Manthira Moorthi, D. Dhar, R. Sivakumar
DOI:10.18520/cs/v113/i05/877-888 ,  Vol 113, No 05 (2017), Pagination: 877-888
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Wave-Generated Structures in the Siwalik Rocks of Tista Valley, Eastern Himalaya:Implication for Regional Palaeogeography
Suchana Taral, Nandini Kar, Tapan Chakraborty
DOI:10.18520/cs/v113/i05/889-901 ,  Vol 113, No 05 (2017), Pagination: 889-901
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A Comparative Assessment of the Seismic Response of an Earthen Dam Using Analytical Simulation and Empirical Methods
Srijit Bandyopadhyay, Raj Banerjee, Aniruddha Sengupta, Y. M. Parulekar, G. R. Reddy
DOI:10.18520/cs/v113/i05/902-910 ,  Vol 113, No 05 (2017), Pagination: 902-910
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Material and Energy Balance Calculations for Commercial Production of Whole Neem Fruit Powder Using Particle-Size Distribution and Energy Models
Sonali Tajane, Praful Dadhe, Krishna Kanth Chole, Sachin Mandavgane, Sayaji Sayaji Mehetre
DOI:10.18520/cs/v113/i05/911-918 ,  Vol 113, No 05 (2017), Pagination: 911-918
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Physico-Chemical Studies on Raw and Processed Moth Caterpillar Silks from the Mega Biodiversity Hotspots of India
Pramod C. Mane, Nilam M. Qureshi, Manish D. Shinde, Sandesh R. Jadkar, Dinesh P. Amalnerkar, Ravindra D. Chaudhari
DOI:10.18520/cs/v113/i05/919-926 ,  Vol 113, No 05 (2017), Pagination: 919-926
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Estimation of Free Speed of Pedestrian Flow on Stairways at Busy Suburb Rail Transit Station in India
Shah Jiten, Joshi Gaurang, Arkatkar Shriniwas, Parida Purnima
DOI:10.18520/cs/v113/i05/927-937 ,  Vol 113, No 05 (2017), Pagination: 927-937
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Research Communications

Physico-Chemical and Tribological of Argemone Biodesel Sunthesized Using Microwave Techinquee
Shilpi Agarwal, Vijay K. Chhibber, Ajay K. Bhatnagar, Bhawana Srivastav, Amit Kumar, Shailey Singhal, Amit K. Sharma
DOI:10.18520/cs/v113/i05/938-941 ,  Vol 113, No 05 (2017), Pagination: 938-941
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Isolation and Structural Elucidation of an Isothiocyanate Compound from Indigofera tinctoria Linn. Extract
Veena Sharma, Rashmi Singh
DOI:10.18520/cs/v113/i05/941-946 ,  Vol 113, No 05 (2017), Pagination: 941-946
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Callus-Mediated Organogenesis in Lilium polyphyllum D. Don ex Royle:A Critically Endangered Astavarga Plant
G. S. Panwar, S. K. Srivastava, P. L. Uniyal
DOI:10.18520/cs/v113/i05/946-951 ,  Vol 113, No 05 (2017), Pagination: 946-951
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Development of Lifetime Milk Yield Equation Using Artificial Neural Network in Holstein Friesian Cross Breddairy Cattle and Comparison with Multiple Linear Regression Model
Manisha Dinesh Bhosale, T. P. Singh
DOI:10.18520/cs/v113/i05/951-955 ,  Vol 113, No 05 (2017), Pagination: 951-955
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Pliocene Indonesian Throughflow Change and Planktic Foraminiferal Diversity in the Eastern Subtropical Indian Ocean
Ajai Kumar Rai, Vishwesh K. Pathak, Lakshmi K. Sharma, Ajhar Hussain
DOI:10.18520/cs/v113/i05/955-959 ,  Vol 113, No 05 (2017), Pagination: 955-959
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Anthropogenic Drivers Shift Diatom Dominance–Diversity Relationships and Transparent Exopolymeric Particles Production in River Ganga:Implication for Natural Cleaning of River Water
Usha Pandey, Jitendra Pandey, Anand V. Singh, Abha Mishra
DOI:10.18520/cs/v113/i05/959-964 ,  Vol 113, No 05 (2017), Pagination: 959-964
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Sponge-Associated Bacterium, Yangia pacifica:A Potential Candidate for Bioremediation of Azo Dyes
N. S. Subina, Shanta Nair, Maria-Judith Gonsalves
DOI:10.18520/cs/v113/i05/965-969 ,  Vol 113, No 05 (2017), Pagination: 965-969
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Hearing Impairment of Indian Agricultural Tractor Drivers
Abhijit Khadatkar, C. R. Mehta, L. P. Gite, B. S. Narwariya, Anup Kumar
DOI:10.18520/cs/v113/i05/969-974 ,  Vol 113, No 05 (2017), Pagination: 969-974
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Face Recognition Using a Hybrid SVM–LBP Approach and the Indian Movie Face Database
Francisco A. Pujol, Jimeno-Morenilla Antonio, Sanchez-Romero Jose Luis
DOI:10.18520/cs/v113/i05/974-977 ,  Vol 113, No 05 (2017), Pagination: 974-977
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Book Reviews

Advances in Clinical Chemistry
S. Chandrasekhar
DOI:10.18520/cs/v113/i05/978-978 ,  Vol 113, No 05 (2017), Pagination: 978-978
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Personal News

Udupi Ramachandra Rao (1932–2017)
K. Kasturi Ramgan, George Jodeph
DOI:10.18520/cs/v113/i05/979-982 ,  Vol 113, No 05 (2017), Pagination: 979-982
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Maryam Mirzakhani (1977–2017)
Sameen Ahmed Khan
DOI:10.18520/cs/v113/i05/982-983 ,  Vol 113, No 05 (2017), Pagination: 982-983
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Historical Notes

Large-Scale Iron and Steel Production in the Coromandel:The earliest and Longest Survived Porto Novo Iron Works (1830–1859)
Anantanarayanan Raman
DOI:10.18520/cs/v113/i05/984-989 ,  Vol 113, No 05 (2017), Pagination: 984-989
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