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 01 (2017)

In this Issue

In this Issue
K. P. Madhu
DOI:10.18520/cs/v113/i01/6-6 ,  Vol 113, No 01 (2017), Pagination: 6-6
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Guest Editorial

An Obsession with Numbers:Quantifying Quality
N. Sathyamurthy
DOI:10.18520/cs/v113/i01/7-8 ,  Vol 113, No 01 (2017), Pagination: 7-8
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Correspondence

Video-Chatting with Young Children
Savita Yadav, Pinaki Chakraborty
DOI:10.18520/cs/v113/i01/9-9 ,  Vol 113, No 01 (2017), Pagination: 9-9
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Artificial Borders in Science and Nations
Suvendra Kumar Ray
DOI:10.18520/cs/v113/i01/9-9 ,  Vol 113, No 01 (2017), Pagination: 9-9
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News

Science Last Fortnight
DOI:10.18520/cs/v113/i01/10-13 ,  Vol 113, No 01 (2017), Pagination: 10-13
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Many-Electron Theory
Sourav Pal
DOI:10.18520/cs/v113/i01/14-15 ,  Vol 113, No 01 (2017), Pagination: 14-15
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National Conference on Technology Vision
Harikrishnan Thambi
DOI:10.18520/cs/v113/i01/15-16 ,  Vol 113, No 01 (2017), Pagination: 15-16
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Opinion

Yes, Indian Science does Need a Revamp, but How should we Go about it?
Gautam I. Menon
DOI:10.18520/cs/v113/i01/17-18 ,  Vol 113, No 01 (2017), Pagination: 17-18
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Commentary

Science, Profit and Innovation
Sumit Bhaduri
DOI:10.18520/cs/v113/i01/18-20 ,  Vol 113, No 01 (2017), Pagination: 18-20
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Scientific Correspondance

Energy Harnessing Routes of Rice Straw
S. Mandal, T. K. Bhattacharya, H. R. Tanna
DOI:10.18520/cs/v113/i01/21-23 ,  Vol 113, No 01 (2017), Pagination: 21-23
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Non-Indigenous Sea Slug Tenellia adspersa in the Southeast Coast of the Arabian Sea, India
A. M. Dhanya, R. Jeyabaskaran, D. Prema, S. Chinnadurai, K. S. Abhilash, K. K. Sajikumar, V. Kripa
DOI:10.18520/cs/v113/i01/24-26 ,  Vol 113, No 01 (2017), Pagination: 24-26
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Technical Notes

Indian Plant Virus Database - A Platform for Showcasing Research on Plant Viruses in India
A. I. Bhat, Agath Martin, Arun John, Neethu Isaac, S. J. Eapen
DOI:10.18520/cs/v113/i01/27-29 ,  Vol 113, No 01 (2017), Pagination: 27-29
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General Article

Population Implosion and the Model of Cavitation Applied to Demography
Gheorghe Savoiu, Ion Iorga Siman
DOI:10.18520/cs/v113/i01/30-34 ,  Vol 113, No 01 (2017), Pagination: 30-34
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Review Article

Insights into the Mechanism of Lignocellulose Degradation by Versatile Peroxidases
Aarthi Ravichandran, Manpal Sridhar
DOI:10.18520/cs/v113/i01/35-42 ,  Vol 113, No 01 (2017), Pagination: 35-42
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Transgenics in Ornamental Crops:Creating Novelties in Economically Important Cut Flowers
Rishu Sharma, Yalek Messar
DOI:10.18520/cs/v113/i01/43-52 ,  Vol 113, No 01 (2017), Pagination: 43-52
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Research Articles

Spatio-Temporal Organization and Biomass Dynamics of Plant Communities in a Dry Tropical Peri-Urban Region:Deterministic Role of Alien Flora in Anthropo-Ecosystems
Shachi Agrawal, Rup Narayan
DOI:10.18520/cs/v113/i01/53-62 ,  Vol 113, No 01 (2017), Pagination: 53-62
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A 'Six-Step-Strategy' to Evaluate Competence of Plant Growth Promoting Microbial Consortia
N. Mishra, S. Krishna Sundari
DOI:10.18520/cs/v113/i01/63-70 ,  Vol 113, No 01 (2017), Pagination: 63-70
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Metagenomic Analysis of Total Microbial Diversity and Antibiotic Resistance of Culturable Microorganisms in Raw Chicken Meat and Mung Sprouts (Phaseolus aureus) Sold in Retail Markets of Mumbai, India
Onkar A. Naik, Ravindranath Shashidhar, Devashish Rath, Jayant R. Bandekar, Archana Rath
DOI:10.18520/cs/v113/i01/71-79 ,  Vol 113, No 01 (2017), Pagination: 71-79
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Developing Sustainable Models of Arsenic-Mitigation Technologies in the Middle-Ganga Plain in India
Sushant K. Singh, Robert W. Taylor, Haiyan Su
DOI:10.18520/cs/v113/i01/80-93 ,  Vol 113, No 01 (2017), Pagination: 80-93
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Impact of Domestic and Industrial Effluent Discharge on the Tank Ecosystem in Pallipattu Block, Tamil Nadu, India
J. Hemamalini, B. V. Mudgal, J. D. Sophia
DOI:10.18520/cs/v113/i01/94-102 ,  Vol 113, No 01 (2017), Pagination: 94-102
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An Updated Account of Mammal Species and Population Status of Ungulates in Keoladeo National Park, Bharatpur, Rajasthan
Aakriti Singh, Aditi Mukherjee, Sumit Dookia, Honnavalli Nagaraj Kumara
DOI:10.18520/cs/v113/i01/103-111 ,  Vol 113, No 01 (2017), Pagination: 103-111
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Research Communications

SWIR Albedo Mapping of Mars Using Mars Orbiter Mission Data
Ramdayal Singh, Manoj K. Mishra, Prakash Chauhan
DOI:10.18520/cs/v113/i01/112-116 ,  Vol 113, No 01 (2017), Pagination: 112-116
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Fracture Behaviour of Fibre Reinforced Geopolymer Concrete
S. Sundar Kumar, K. C. Pazhani, K. Ravisankar
DOI:10.18520/cs/v113/i01/116-122 ,  Vol 113, No 01 (2017), Pagination: 116-122
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Vulnerability of Dairy-Based Livelihoods to Climate Variability and Change:A Study of Western Ghats Region in Wayanad, Kerala
Aparna Radhakrishnan, Jancy Gupta
DOI:10.18520/cs/v113/i01/123-129 ,  Vol 113, No 01 (2017), Pagination: 123-129
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Anatomy and Functional Status of Haustoria in Field Grown Sandalwood Tree (Santalum album L.)
D. Rocha, P. K. Ashokan, A. V. Santhoshkumar, E. V. Anoop, P. Sureshkumar
DOI:10.18520/cs/v113/i01/130-133 ,  Vol 113, No 01 (2017), Pagination: 130-133
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Estimation and Validation of Actual Evapotranspiration for Wheat Crop Using SEBAL Model over Hisar District, Haryana, India
Anju Bala, Prakashkiran S. Pawar, Anil Kumar Misra, Kishan Singh Rawat
DOI:10.18520/cs/v113/i01/134-141 ,  Vol 113, No 01 (2017), Pagination: 134-141
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Numerical Simulation of Air-Core Vortex at Intake
Behrouz Khadem Rabe, Seyyed Hossein Ghoreishi Najafabadi, Hamed Sarkardeh
DOI:10.18520/cs/v113/i01/141-147 ,  Vol 113, No 01 (2017), Pagination: 141-147
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New Method for Discharge Hydrograph Measurement of the Free Overflow with Full-Width, Thin-Plate Weir
Lajos Hovany
DOI:10.18520/cs/v113/i01/148-154 ,  Vol 113, No 01 (2017), Pagination: 148-154
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Modulation of Midgut Peritrophins' Expression during Plasmodium Infection in Anopheles stephensi (Diptera:Culicidae)
V. Venkat Rao, Surendra Kumar Kolli, Shruti Bargava, R. K. Chaitanya
DOI:10.18520/cs/v113/i01/154-160 ,  Vol 113, No 01 (2017), Pagination: 154-160
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An Assessment of Crop Damage and Economic Loss Caused by Elephants in Harohalli and Kodihalli Ranges of Bannerghatta National Park, Karnataka, India
G. V. Venkataramana, Sreenivasa, H. G. Lingaraju
DOI:10.18520/cs/v113/i01/161-167 ,  Vol 113, No 01 (2017), Pagination: 161-167
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Book Reviews

Annual Review of Cell and Developmental Biology, 2016
R. Nagaraj
DOI:10.18520/cs/v113/i01/168-170 ,  Vol 113, No 01 (2017), Pagination: 168-170
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Where the River Flows:Scientific Reflections on Earth’s Waterways
Sudhirendar Sharma
DOI:10.18520/cs/v113/i01/170-170 ,  Vol 113, No 01 (2017), Pagination: 170-170
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Personal News

K. Chandrasekharan (1920–2017)
M. S. Narasimhan
DOI:10.18520/cs/v113/i01/171-172 ,  Vol 113, No 01 (2017), Pagination: 171-172
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Historical Notes

Records of Sighting of Halley's Comet in the 1531 Apparition and an Eclipse in Guru Nanak's References
R. C. Kapoor
DOI:10.18520/cs/v113/i01/173-179 ,  Vol 113, No 01 (2017), Pagination: 173-179
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