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 12 (2019)

In this Issue

In this Issue
K. P. Madhu
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v117/i12/1930-1930 ,  Vol 117, No 12 (2019), Pagination: 1930-1930
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Editorial

Is Biological Diversity Act Hampering Biodiversity Research?
Yogesh Shouche
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v117/i12/1931-1932 ,  Vol 117, No 12 (2019), Pagination: 1931-1932
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Correspondence

Harold Maxwell-Lefroy and the Management of Pestiferous Insects in Urban Environments in the Early Decades of the 20th Century
Anantanarayanan Raman
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v117/i12/1933-1933 ,  Vol 117, No 12 (2019), Pagination: 1933-1933
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Rationalization of the S. S. Bhatnagar Prizes Scheme using CWTS Leiden 2019 Data
Gangan Prathap
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v117/i12/1934-1935 ,  Vol 117, No 12 (2019), Pagination: 1934-1935
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News

Science Last Fortnight
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v117/i12/1936-1939 ,  Vol 117, No 12 (2019), Pagination: 1936-1939
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Molecular Systematics
Arun K. Pandey
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v117/i12/1940-1940 ,  Vol 117, No 12 (2019), Pagination: 1940-1940
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Opinion

Challenges for Effective Implementation of National Resource Efficiency Policy 2019
K. Lenin Babu, S. Jagadeesh
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v117/i12/1941-1942 ,  Vol 117, No 12 (2019), Pagination: 1941-1942
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Commentary

A Wild Encounter to Ensure a Food Secure 2050
Basabdatta Das, Samik Sengupta, Kashinath Bhattacharya, Swati Gupta Bhattacharya
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v117/i12/1942-1944 ,  Vol 117, No 12 (2019), Pagination: 1942-1944
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India’s Second Biennial Update Report:Five Key Takeaways
Shanal Pradhan, Gautam Goswami
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v117/i12/1944-1946 ,  Vol 117, No 12 (2019), Pagination: 1944-1946
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Scientific Correspondance

Point Source-Driven Seasonal Hypoxia Signals Habitat Fragmentation and Ecosystem Change in River Ganga
Jitendra Pandey, Deepa Jaiswal, Usha Pandey
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v117/i12/1947-1949 ,  Vol 117, No 12 (2019), Pagination: 1947-1949
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Yellow Pan Traps as an Additional Gadget for Collecting Sandhopper Amphipods
K. Rajmohana, J. N. Trivedi
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v117/i12/1949-1950 ,  Vol 117, No 12 (2019), Pagination: 1949-1950
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General Article

P. C. Vaidya’s Contributions to Mathematics and Physics
A. A. Shashikumara, Rashmi Kumbar
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v117/i12/1951-1957 ,  Vol 117, No 12 (2019), Pagination: 1951-1957
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Need for a Clear Techno-Legal Definition of Blue Gold:The River Floodplains in India
Vikram Soni, Shashank Shekhar, Vikrant Jain
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v117/i12/1958-1961 ,  Vol 117, No 12 (2019), Pagination: 1958-1961
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SPECIAL SECTION: 150 YEARS OF PERIODIC TABLE

Foreword
E. Arunan
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v117/i12/1962-1962 ,  Vol 117, No 12 (2019), Pagination: 1962-1962
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A Brief History of the Periodic Table
C. N. R. Rao
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v117/i12/1963-1966 ,  Vol 117, No 12 (2019), Pagination: 1963-1966
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Lead Kindly Light:Spectroscopy and the Periodic Table
S. Krishna Prasad
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v117/i12/1967-1970 ,  Vol 117, No 12 (2019), Pagination: 1967-1970
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The Elements of Life
Sourav Ghosh, Govindasamy Mugesh
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v117/i12/1971-1985 ,  Vol 117, No 12 (2019), Pagination: 1971-1985
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Dmitri Mendeleev (1834–1907)–Creator of the Greatest Table of Elements
Indumati Rao
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v117/i12/1986-1989 ,  Vol 117, No 12 (2019), Pagination: 1986-1989
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Research Articles

Positron Annihilation Spectroscopic Studies of Sintering Effect on Sol–Gel-Synthesized SiO2 Wide Band Gap Semiconductor Nanocrystals
Anjan Das
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v117/i12/1990-1998 ,  Vol 117, No 12 (2019), Pagination: 1990-1998
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Numerical Analysis of the Gas-Particle Two-Phase Flow in a Multistep Dust Collector
Jiafeng Yao, Zheng Wang, Minghao Yu, Yaoyao Wang, Bai Chen, Hongtao Wu
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v117/i12/1999-2005 ,  Vol 117, No 12 (2019), Pagination: 1999-2005
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Carbon Sequestration Potential of Mango Orchards in India
A. N. Ganeshamurthy, V. Ravindra, T. R. Rupa
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v117/i12/2006-2013 ,  Vol 117, No 12 (2019), Pagination: 2006-2013
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Carbon Sequestration Potential of Agroforestry Systems in the Indian Arid Zone
S. P. S. Tanwar, Praveen Kumar, Archana Verma, R. K. Bhatt, Akath Singh, Kanhaiya Lal, M. Patidar, B. K. Mathur
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v117/i12/2014-2022 ,  Vol 117, No 12 (2019), Pagination: 2014-2022
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The Influence of Nitrogen in Nutrient Solution on Growth, Nutrient Uptake and Enzymatic Activity of Anacardium othonianum Rizz
Layara A. Bessa, Marialva A. Moreira, Fabiano G. Silva, Luciana C. Vitorino, Clarice A. Megguer
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v117/i12/2023-2033 ,  Vol 117, No 12 (2019), Pagination: 2023-2033
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Research Communications

Development of Optimal Weight Algorithm for Efficient Application of Dual Tree Complex Wavelet Transform for Resolution Enhancement of Satellite Images
Akanksha Garg, Deepak Murugan, Dharmendra Singh
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v117/i12/2034-2039 ,  Vol 117, No 12 (2019), Pagination: 2034-2039
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A Smoothing Motion Method for High-Speed Cable-Driven Parallel Camera Robots
Huiling Wei, Yuanying Qiu, Yu Su, Ying Sheng
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v117/i12/2040-2048 ,  Vol 117, No 12 (2019), Pagination: 2040-2048
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Numerical Messages of Plants Under Different Stresses
M. Teuma Mbezi, Ambang Zachée, H. Ekobena Fouda, C. Kofane Timoleon
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v117/i12/2049-2052 ,  Vol 117, No 12 (2019), Pagination: 2049-2052
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Infusing Microbial Consortia for Enhancing Seed Germination and Vigour in Pigeonpea (Cajanus cajan (L.) Millsp.)
K. Raja, R. Anandham, K. Sivasubramaniam
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v117/i12/2052-2058 ,  Vol 117, No 12 (2019), Pagination: 2052-2058
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Book Reviews

Who We Are And How We Got Here:Ancient DNA and the New Science of the Human Past
RM. Pitchappan
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v117/i12/2059-2060 ,  Vol 117, No 12 (2019), Pagination: 2059-2060
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Volcanic and Igneous Plumbing Systems:Understanding Magma Transport, Storage, and Evolution in the Earth’s Crust
N. V. Chalapathi Rao
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v117/i12/2060-2062 ,  Vol 117, No 12 (2019), Pagination: 2060-2062
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Comprehensive Remote Sensing, Volume 7:Atmosphere
R. P. Singh, Rohit Pradhan
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v117/i12/2062-2063 ,  Vol 117, No 12 (2019), Pagination: 2062-2063
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Personal News

T. N. Seshan (1932–2019)
V. Siddhartha, Y. S. Rajan, Jai P. Singh
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v117/i12/2064-2066 ,  Vol 117, No 12 (2019), Pagination: 2064-2066
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Historical Notes

Oliver Howe Lowry–The ‘Incorrigible Addict’ of Micro-Analytical Methods
Rocktotpal Konwarh
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v117/i12/2067-2068 ,  Vol 117, No 12 (2019), Pagination: 2067-2068
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