Current Science
A Fortnightly Journal of Research
ISSN 0011-3891
Volume 111 - Issue 11: 10 Dec, 2016
In this Issue
In this issue
p. 1730

Guest Editorial
The sociality of science
p. 1731 | Sarukkai, Sundar

Differentiate development from research
p. 1733 | Pal, Prabir K.

Riverscapes also need long-term ecological observatories in India
p. 1734 | Gopal, Brij

Science Last Fortnight
p. 1736

Export of cultivated Picrorhiza kurrooa is profitable but requires rigour
p. 1738 | Kuniyal, Chandra P.; Negi, Bir S.

Meeting Report
Pulses – productivity and profitability
p. 1739 | Jayashree, B.

Perspectives on future Indian Ocean research from early career scientists
p. 1741 | Singh, Arvind; Kürten, Benjamin; Cedras, Riaan; Fernandes, Michelle; Kumar, Nimit

Neogene climate evolution in Eurasia
p. 1743 | Roy, Ipsita; Farooqui, Shazi; Azharuddin, Syed

Ambiguity related to IPR and access to technology in Bt cotton seed and trait case
p. 1745 | Kochhar, Sudhir

Technical Note
Deployment of differential global positioning system in regional gravity surveys
p. 1747 | Babu, S. Bangaru; Kulkarni, A. V.; Vats, Parijat Kishan; Gupta, Dinesh

Scientific Correspondence
Rainwater harvesting using plastic-lined doba technology for orchard establishment in the eastern plateau and hill region of India
p. 1751 | Naik, S. K.; Mali, S. S.; Das, Bikash; Bhatnagar, P. R.; Kumar, S.; Sikka, A. K.

Need to strengthen quarantine between Andaman and Nicobar Islands and mainland India
p. 1753 | Soumya, B. R.; Verghese, Abraham; Jayanthi, P. D. Kamala; Jalali, S. K.

Indian Cycas under severe threat
p. 1756 | Khuraijam, J. S.; Roy, R. K.

General Articles
India’s scientific publication in predatory journals: need for regulating quality of Indian science and education
p. 1759 | Seethapathy, G. S.; Kumar, J. U. Santhosh; Hareesha, A. S.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v111/i11/1759-1764

Mitigating greenhouse effect in India through gradual shift to renewable energy
p. 1765 | Bhatnagar, Anubhuti
doi: 10.18520/cs/v111/i11/1765-1772

Hydrogels: a boon for increasing agricultural productivity in water-stressed environment
p. 1773 | Kalhapure, Aniket; Kumar, Rajeew; Singh, V. P.; Pandey, D. S.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v111/i11/1773-1779

Review Articles
Effective carbon management for carbon market compliance by the rural sector in India
p. 1780 | Ekka, A.; Aftabuddin, Md.; Pandit, Arun
doi: 10.18520/cs/v111/i11/1780-1786

Ageing: consequences of excessive free radicals and inflammation
p. 1787 | Jyoti, Anupam; Mishra, Neetu; Dhas, Yogita
doi: 10.18520/cs/v111/i11/1787-1793

Research Articles
Enhancement of task performance aided by music
p. 1794 | Geethanjali, B.; Adalarasu, K.; Jagannath, M.; Rajasekaran, R.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v111/i11/1794-1801

An alternative size-independent journal performance indicator for science on the periphery
p. 1802 | Prathap, Gangan; Nishy, P.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v111/i11/1802-1810

Catharanthus roseus-mediated zinc oxide nanoparticles against photocatalytic application of phenol red under UV@ 365 nm
p. 1811 | Kalaiselvi, Aasaithambi; Roopan, Selvaraj Mohana; Madhumitha, Gunabalan; Ramalingam, C.; Al-Dhabi, Naif Abdullah; Arasu, Mariadhas Valan
doi: 10.18520/cs/v111/i11/1811-1815

Highly sensitive HPLC method for estimation of total or individual curcuminoids in Curcuma cultivars and commercial turmeric powders
p. 1816 | Kulyal, Poonam; Kuchibhatla, Lalitha N.; Maheshwari, K. Uma; Babu, K. Nirmal; Tetali, Sarada D.; Raghavendra, A. S.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v111/i11/1816-1824

Research Communications
Assessment of cognitive deficits in obstructive sleep apnea with paper-based tests and choice reaction time in Indian population
p. 1825 | Choraghe, Rohan P.; Pillai, Chitra
doi: 10.18520/cs/v111/i11/1825-1831

Emission inventory – a preliminary approach to primary pollutants
p. 1831 | Venkitasamy, Seshapriya; Bhaskar, B. Vijay
doi: 10.18520/cs/v111/i11/1831-1835

High benzoic acid production in a grape-based Ayurvedic medicinal wine (asava)
p. 1836 | Tomy, Muringayil Joseph; Sharanya, Chelankara Suresh; Sabu, Abdulhameed; Haridas, Madhathil Kovilakathu
doi: 10.18520/cs/v111/i11/1836-1838

In silico characterization of ferritin-1 chloroplast targeting peptide encoding sequence in chickpea and pigeonpea
p. 1838 | Narayana, Poornima K.; Das, Alok; Singh, N. P.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v111/i11/1838-1841

Characterization of solid bitumen from Panandhro lignite (western India) based on FTIR and Pyrolysis GC-MS study
p. 1842 | Mathews, Runcie P.; Singh, Bhagwan D.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v111/i11/1842-1846

Status of Karur–Kambam–Painavu– Trichur shear zone, Southern Granulite Terrain in the context of Late Mesozoic dynamic evolution of Western Ghats: a geophysical– geological perspective
p. 1847 | Ajayakumar, P.; Baiju, K. R.; Mahadevan, T. M.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v111/i11/1847-1853

Iron oxide–copper–gold-type mineralization in Machanur area, Eastern Dharwar Craton, India
p. 1853 | Shukla, Abhishek Kumar; Behera, Parasuram; Basavaraja, K.; Mohanty, M.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v111/i11/1853-1858

Abundance and distribution modelling for Indus river dolphin, Platanista gangetica minor in River Beas, India
p. 1859 | Khan, Mohd Shahnawaz
doi: 10.18520/cs/v111/i11/1859-1864

Book Reviews
Experimental Studies of Neutrino Oscillations by Takaaki Kajita
p. 1865 | Dasgupta, Basudeb

Mechanics, Waves and Thermodynamics: An Example-based Approach by Sudhir Ranjan Jain
p. 1865 | Sen, Diptiman

Annual Review of Physiology, 2016, David Julius and David E. Clapham (eds)
p. 1866 | Vaz, Mario

Personal News
M. G. K. Menon (1928–2016)
p. 1868 | Cowsik, R.

Technology Platform for Electric Mobility (TPEM) - 1st Call for Proposals - Ministry of Science and Technology
p. 1870

Waste Management Technologies (WMT) Program - 2nd Call for Proposals - Ministry of Science and Technology
p. 1871

Advanced Manufacturing Technologies (AMT) Program - 2nd Call for Proposals - Ministry of Science and Technology
p. 1872

Applications are invited for the ‘Young Researcher Award – 2017’ - LADY TATA MEMORIAL TRUST
p. 1873

Individual Scientific Research Awards - LADY TATA MEMORIAL TRUST
p. 1874

Scientific Research in the Arctic Region - National Centre for Antarctic and Ocean Research
p. 1875

Junior Research Fellow - Institute of Seismological Research
p. 1875

XXXII UGC-NRCBS Winter School on Functional and Integrative Genomics - Madurai Kamaraj University
p. 1876

Nano Science and Technology Overseas Visiting Fellowships - Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research
p. 1876

CSIR-Central Institute of Mining and Fuel Research, Dhanbad
p. 1877

Sustainable Energy and Environmental Challenges
p. 1877

‘Assistant Professors’ and ‘Associate Professors’ - S.N. Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences
p. 1878

Junior Research Fellow - National Atmospheric Research Laboratory
p. 1878

JRF/JPF - Jawaharlal Nehru Tropical Botanic Garden and Research Institute
p. 1879

Junior Research Fellow - JNTUA College of Engineering
p. 1879

Senior Research Fellow - Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
p. 1879

Research Associate - Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
p. 1879

Call for Visiting Scientist Programme 2017 - Indian National Science Academy
p. 1880

Call for Abstracts - Muthayammal College of Arts & Science
p. 1880

Junior Research Fellow - BITS, Pilani
p. 1880

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