Current Science
A Fortnightly Journal of Research
ISSN 0011-3891
Volume 111 - Issue 12: 25 Dec, 2016
In this Issue
In this issue
p. 1890

Guest Editorial
Earth Sciences for societal and economic benefits
p. 1891 | Rajeevan, M.

Recent forest fire in Uttarakhand
p. 1893 | Sati, S. P.; Juyal, Navin

Language families in India
p. 1894 | Thomas, S.

Response by
p. 1894 | Sengupta, Debapriya

Science Last Fortnight
p. 1895

Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize for Science and Technology 2016
p. 1897

Infosys prize in physical sciences
p. 1901 | Sridharan, R.

Communicating through visible light: internet of things perspective
p. 1903 | Ray, Partha Pratim

Research News
Folk medicine meets metabolomics and public health
p. 1906 | Nayak, Pavithra P.; Swamy, H. M. Mahadeva

Undergraduate research in physics: an Indian perspective
p. 1908 | Konar, Sushan

Scientific Correspondence
Effect of environmental temperature on the isolation of Mycobacterium tuberculosis from sputum samples stored in cetylpyridinium chloride
p. 1911 | Das, Dasarathi; Dwibedi, Bhagirathi

Perspectives for geoscience in India
p. 1912 | Nayak, Shailesh

Unique geological and geomorphic features of River Ken with a bedrock channel
p. 1914 | Gopal, Brij

Gold and uranium occurrences in quartz-pebble conglomerate of Iron Ore Group, Bagiyabahal–Baratangra area, Sundargarh district, Odisha, India
p. 1917 | Jana, Ashim; Sarkar, B. C.; Kumar, Suresh; Kumar, Ajay; Yadav, G. S.; Kumar, Pramod

The Pollu beetle in Andamans – do several lies make a truth?
p. 1921 | Ramani, S.

General Articles
Publication delay of manuscripts in periodicals published by CSIR-NISCAIR
p. 1924 | Garg, K. C.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v111/i12/1924-1928

Eco-technologies for agricultural and rural livelihoods in North East India
p. 1929 | Samal, Prasanna K.; Lodhi, Mahindra Singh; Arya, Satish C.; Sundriyal, R. C.; Dhyani, P. P.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v111/i12/1929-1935

Review Articles
Extracting cell and fibre orientation from microscopic images: computational methods and tools
p. 1936 | Sharma, Medha
doi: 10.18520/cs/v111/i12/1936-1945

Sustainable options for mitigation of major toxicants originating from electronic waste
p. 1946 | Bhattacharya, Amrik; Khare, S. K.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v111/i12/1946-1954

Research Articles
Livestock farming in the Uttarakhand Himalaya, India: use pattern and potentiality
p. 1955 | Sati, Vishwambhar Prasad
doi: 10.18520/cs/v111/i12/1955-1960

Amelioration of soybean plant from saline-induced condition by exopolysaccharide producing Pseudomonas-mediated expression of high affinity K+-transporter (HKT1) gene
p. 1961 | Kasotia, Amrita; Varma, Ajit; Tuteja, Narendra; Choudhary, Devendra Kumar
doi: 10.18520/cs/v111/i12/1961-1967

Non-organic solid wastes – potential resource for construction materials
p. 1968 | Reddy, B. V. Venkatarama; Kumar, H. Hemanth; Ullas, S. N.; Gourav, K.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v111/i12/1968-1976

Estimation of glacier mass balance on a basin scale: an approach based on satellite-derived snowlines and a temperature index model
p. 1977 | Tawde, S. A.; Kulkarni, Anil V.; Bala, G.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v111/i12/1977-1989

Effect of submarine canyons on tsunami heights, currents and run-up off the southeast coast of India
p. 1990 | Seelam, Jaya Kumar; Murali, R. Mani; Baldock, T. E.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v111/i12/1990-2004

Research Communications
Directed rotational motion of birefringent particles by randomly changing the barrier height at the threshold in a washboard potential
p. 2005 | Roy, Basudev; Schäffer, Erik
doi: 10.18520/cs/v111/i12/2005-2008

Greener production of magnetic nanoparticles and their fabrication
p. 2008 | Sharma, Ashima; Tapadia, Kavita
doi: 10.18520/cs/v111/i12/2008-2013

Speckle-type POZ protein acts as a predictive biomarker for mTOR target therapy in renal cell carcinoma
p. 2014 | Chauhan, Ashutosh; Ojha, Rani; Semwal, Deepak Kumar; Mishra, Satyendra Prasad; Semwal, Ruchi Badoni
doi: 10.18520/cs/v111/i12/2014-2019

Solar-powered evaporatively cooled vegetable vending cart
p. 2020 | Samuel, D. V. K.; Sharma, P. K.; Sinha, J. P.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v111/i12/2020-2022

Development of ELISA exploring recombinant variable surface glycoprotein for diagnosis of surra in animals
p. 2022 | Sengupta, P. P.; Ligi, M.; Rudramurthy, G. R.; Balamurugan, V.; Rahman, H.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v111/i12/2022-2027

In vitro evaluation of the antimalarial activity of a designed novel quinuclidine derivative
p. 2028 | Sharma, Rupanjali; Goswami, Amrit; Rudrapal, Mithun; Sharma, Dipsikha; Sharma, Hemanta Kumar; Chetia, Dipak
doi: 10.18520/cs/v111/i12/2028-2030

Permeability of Aloe vera composite coatings and their effect on quality of peeled carrots
p. 2031 | Panwar, Sonu; Mishra, Bhawana; Goyal, Preeti
doi: 10.18520/cs/v111/i12/2031-2035

Effect of ultra graphite application on morphological and physico-chemical properties of red soil
p. 2035 | Basha, A. Mohamed Haroon; Chandramohan, Rathinam; Kannan, Pandian; Perinbam, P.; Ganesan, Muthupandian
doi: 10.18520/cs/v111/i12/2035-2039

Ancient Indians (Harappan settlement) were aware of tsunami/storm protection measures: a new interpretation of thick walls at Dholavira, Gujarat, India
p. 2040 | Nigam, R.; Dubey, R.; Saraswat, R.; Sundaresh; Gaur, A. S.; Loveson, V. J.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v111/i12/2040-2043

Incidence of aggressive territoriality between two ant species: Camponotus compressus Fab. and Oecophylla smaragdina Fab. (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)
p. 2044 | Pinto, Viyolla; Reddy, M. S.; Pratheepa, M.; Verghese, Abraham
doi: 10.18520/cs/v111/i12/2044-2046

Book Reviews
Romance of Innovation: Human Interest Story of R&D in Rural Setting by Anil K. Rajvanshi
p. 2047 | Jayaraman, K. S.

Personal News
Emilio Gatti (1922–2016)
p. 2048 | Phadnis, Mohan G.

Institutional Members
List of Institutional Members
p. 2050

Call for Proposals for Himalayan Research Fellowships for 2016–17 - National Mission on Himalayan Studies
p. 2056

Call for Research Proposals for 2016–17- National Mission on Himalayan Studies
p. 2057

Technology Platform for Electric Mobility (TPEM) - 1st Call for Proposals - Ministry of Science and Technology
p. 2058

Waste Management Technologies (WMT) Program - 2nd Call for Proposals - Ministry of Science and Technology
p. 2059

Advanced Manufacturing Technologies (AMT) Program - 2nd Call for Proposals - Ministry of Science and Technology
p. 2060

The 9th Biennial Conference of The Indian Society for Ecological Economics
p. 2061

Ph.D. Scholarships opportunities for TERI Deakin Nano-Biotech Centre In-Country Program
p. 2062

XXXIV UGC-NRCBS Winter School on Contemporary Ecological Issues - Madurai Kamaraj University
p. 2063

Announcement for 2nd National Geo-Research Scholars Meet 2017 - Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology, Dehradun
p. 2063

Postdoctoral Fellow - Sardar Patel Renewable Energy Research Institute
p. 2064

33rd UGC-NRCBS Winter School on Differential Gene Expression in Plants and Bacteria - Madurai Kamaraj University
p. 2064

Five Doctoral and One Post Doctoral Fellowships - Kerala State Biodiversity Board
p. 2065

Junior Research Fellowship - Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai
p. 2065

Ph.D. Admissions 2017 - MACS-Agharkar Research Institute, Pune
p. 2066

Senior Research Fellow - Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
p. 2066

Expression of Interest for Joining Indian Institutions–Fermilab Collaboration in Neutrino Physics - University of Delhi
p. 2066

First National Workshop on Indian Science & Technology Entrepreneurship Partnership
p. 2067

Call for Applications – 9th Batch - Women Scientists Scheme-C
p. 2068

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