Current Science
A Fortnightly Journal of Research
ISSN 0011-3891
Volume 112 - Issue 07: 10 Apr, 2017
In this Issue
In this Issue
p. 1306

Guest Editorial
Why is a solution to climate change, environmental degradation and the sustainability crisis eluding us?
p. 1307 | Bala, G.

How to reform our University system?
p. 1309 | Virk, Hardev Singh

Science Last Fortnight
p. 1310

Meeting Report
Green technologies for sustainable ecosystem
p. 1314 | Reddy, Jayarama; Rangaraju, Sindhu; Aswath, C.

Genome editing technologies
p. 1315 | Bhat, S. R.

Digital imaging and computed tomography
p. 1317 | Kapur, Vivesh V.

Pitfalls in the syllabus of B Sc (Honours) Microbiology courses proposed under choice-based credit system by University Grants Commission, India
p. 1318 | Saravanan, V. S.

Species complex, species concepts and characterization of cryptic diversity: vignettes from Indian systems
p. 1320 | Karanth, K. Praveen

Scientific Correspondence
Coconut artificial pollination management system
p. 1325 | Samsudeen, K.; Rajesh, M. K.; Sreejisha, P.; Nirmala, A.; Ranjith, L. M. R.; Deepa, K.

Tribal agriculture: tradition in transition in the Indian Eastern Himalaya
p. 1327 | Wangpan, Tonlong; Tangjang, Sumpam; Arunachalam, Ayyanadar

General Articles
Chemistry research in India: making progress, but not rapidly
p. 1330 | Arunachalam, Subbiah; Madhan, Muthu; Gunasekaran, Subbiah
doi: 10.18520/cs/v112/i07/1330-1339

Impact of employees’ training programmes on job satisfaction
p. 1340 | Bercu, Ana-Maria
doi: 10.18520/cs/v112/i07/1340-1345

Redesigning nature: to be or not to be?
p. 1346 | Das, Jayashree; Dey, Pritha; Banerjee, Pradipta
doi: 10.18520/cs/v112/i07/1346-1350

Special Section: Women in Science - New Horizons in Research (Guest Editors: Sulabha Kulkarni and Neelima Gupte)
p. 1351 | Kulkarni, Sulabha; Gupte, Neelima

Gravitational waves in an interferometric detector
p. 1353 | Pai, Archana
doi: 10.18520/cs/v112/i07/1353-1360

Quantum entanglement and its applications
p. 1361 | Sen(De), Aditi
doi: 10.18520/cs/v112/i07/1361-1368

Manipulating cold atoms with optical fibres
p. 1369 | Chakrabarti, Shrabana
doi: 10.18520/cs/v112/i07/1369-1374

Is neutrino its own antiparticle?
p. 1375 | Nanal, Vandana
doi: 10.18520/cs/v112/i07/1375-1380

Neutrino oscillations
p. 1381 | Choubey, Sandhya
doi: 10.18520/cs/v112/i07/1381-1384

Non-relativistic fluids
p. 1385 | Banerjee, Nabamita; Bhatkar, Sayali Atul
doi: 10.18520/cs/v112/i07/1385-1389

Properties of magnetic shape memory alloys in martensitic phase
p. 1390 | Maji, Chhayabrita
doi: 10.18520/cs/v112/i07/1390-1401

Peek into the world of materials using thermopower and XAFS as investigative probes
p. 1402 | Bhobe, Preeti A.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v112/i07/1402-1412

Development of nanoporous aerogel-based thermal insulation products: ‘Make in India’ initiative
p. 1413 | Hebalkar, Neha
doi: 10.18520/cs/v112/i07/1413-1420

Recent advances in magnetic ion-doped semiconductor quantum dots
p. 1421 | Makkar, Mahima; Viswanatha, Ranjani
doi: 10.18520/cs/v112/i07/1421-1429

High pressure: one of the many tools to study material properties at extreme conditions
p. 1430 | Garg, Nandini
doi: 10.18520/cs/v112/i07/1430-1443

Computational approaches to understanding the biological behaviour of intrinsically disordered proteins
p. 1444 | Menon, Sneha; Sengupta, Neelanjana
doi: 10.18520/cs/v112/i07/1444-1454

Multiscale modelling: hybrid quantum mechanics/molecular mechanics as an example and some recent developments
p. 1455 | Ghosh, Debashree
doi: 10.18520/cs/v112/i07/1455-1462

Understanding deep earth dynamics: a numerical modelling approach
p. 1463 | Singh, Srishti; Agrawal, Shubham; Ghosh, Attreyee
doi: 10.18520/cs/v112/i07/1463-1473

A glimpse of shape optimization problems
p. 1474 | Chorwadwala, Anisa M. H.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v112/i07/1474-1477

Cell culture processes for biopharmaceutical manufacturing
p. 1478 | Gadgil, Mugdha
doi: 10.18520/cs/v112/i07/1478-1488

Predation to climate change: what does a fossil shell tell us?
p. 1489 | Chattopadhyay, Devapriya
doi: 10.18520/cs/v112/i07/1489-1493

About the authors
p. 1494

Review Articles
Effective management practices for improving soil organic matter for increasing crop productivity in rainfed agroecology of India
p. 1497 | Indoria, A. K.; Rao, Ch. Srinivasa; Sharma, K. L.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v112/i07/1497-1504

Research Articles
Suppression of metal artefacts in CT using virtual sinograms and corresponding MR images
p. 1505 | Anderla, Andras; Sladojevic, Srdjan; Delso, Gaspar; Culibrk, Dubravko; Mirkovic, Milan; Stefanovic, Darko
doi: 10.18520/cs/v112/i07/1505-1511

Physicochemical properties of insect and plant antifreeze proteins: a computational study
p. 1512 | Ramya, L.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v112/i07/1512-1520

Nationwide assessment of forest burnt area in India using Resourcesat-2 AWiFS data
p. 1521 | Reddy, C. Sudhakar; Jha, C. S.; Manaswini, G.; Alekhya, V. V. L. Padma; Pasha, S. Vazeed; Satish, K. V.; Diwakar, P. G.; Dadhwal, V. K.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v112/i07/1521-1532

Study of channel instability in the braided Brahmaputra river using satellite imagery
p. 1533 | Karmaker, Tapas; Medhi, Hemanta; Dutta, Subashisa
doi: 10.18520/cs/v112/i07/1533-1543

Protocols for riverine wetland mapping and classification using remote sensing and GIS
p. 1544 | Saxena, Shivika; Singh, Manudeo; Sinha, Rajiv
doi: 10.18520/cs/v112/i07/1544-1552

Modelling of meteorological parameters for the Chorabari Glacier valley, Central Himalaya, India
p. 1553 | Karakoti, Indira; Kesarwani, Kapil; Mehta, Manish; Dobhal, D. P.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v112/i07/1553-1560

Research Communications
Ignition delay study of aluminium oxide liquid nano-fuel in a shock tube
p. 1561 | Tripathi, D. K.; Garg, G.; Agrawal, U.; Menezes, V.; Bhandarkar, U. V.; Puranik, B. P.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v112/i07/1561-1564

Atomic hydrogen storage in a two-dimensional hydrogenated diamond-like carbon film
p. 1564 | Ray, Nihar Ranjan
doi: 10.18520/cs/v112/i07/1564-1567

Indigenous development of 320 x 256 focal-plane array using InAs/InGaAs/ GaAs quantum dots-in-a-well infrared detectors for thermal imaging
p. 1568 | Kumari, K. C. Goma; Ghadi, H.; Samudraiah, D. R. M.; Chakrabarti, S.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v112/i07/1568-1573

A simple egg membrane model for understanding diffusion characteristics of nanoparticles and amino acids
p. 1574 | Tari, Deepika; Patankar, Kaustubh; Jaiswal, Vinod; Samant, Mahesh; Sivakami, S.; Dongre, P. M.; Haryan, Shalaka
doi: 10.18520/cs/v112/i07/1574-1578

Behaviour of laboratory-selected Cry1Ac-tolerant strain of Helicoverpa armigera (Hübner) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) on Bt-cotton
p. 1579 | Kaur, Paramjit; Dilawari, Vinod Kumar
doi: 10.18520/cs/v112/i07/1579-1583

Book Reviews
Spin Physics, Haiyan Gao and Bo-Qiang Ma (eds)
p. 1584 | Ananthanarayan, B.

Living with Floods: Archaeology of a Settlement in the Lower Ganga Plains, c. 600–1800 CE, Sheena Panja, Arun K. Nag and Sunando Bandyopadhyay
p. 1585 | Korisettar, Ravi

Investment Casting: A Treasure Trove by A. M. Sriramamurthy
p. 1587 | Ranganathan, S.

Snow, Ice and other Wonders of Water: A Tribute to the Hydrogen Bond. Ivar Olovsson.
p. 1587 | Madras, Giridhar

Personal News
D. R. Sikka (1932–2017)
p. 1588 | Gadgil, Sulochana

Science Prize - The 2017 TWAS-Lenovo Science Prize in Geological Sciences
p. 1590

Nomination for the 2017 Edition in Geological Sciences - TWAS-Lenovo Science Prize
p. 1591

Call for Applications India|EMBO Symposia
p. 1592

Admission Notice 2017-2018 - Institute of Chemical Technology
p. 1593

Research Positions - Hyderabad Eye Research Foundation
p. 1594

Dr Naresh J. Suchak Innovation Award - Institute of Chemical Technology
p. 1595

Research Associateships and Research Fellowships - Earth System Science Organization
p. 1596

Assistant Editor Vacancy - Physiology and Molecular Biology of Plants
p. 1596

Research Fellowships for Ph.D. Students, Research Associates, and Post-Doctoral Fellows in the Energy and Environment Research Program - National Institute of Advanced Studies
p. 1597

BUTI Foundation Award – 2017 - Physical Research Laboratory, Ahmedabad
p. 1597

Junior Research Fellow - Meenakshi Academy of Higher Education and Research
p. 1598

Professor, Associate Professor, Assistant Professor, Scientist & Engineer (Various Disciplines), Deputy Registrar (Academic Affairs), Administrative Officer Gr. I, Sr. Purchase and Stores Officer - Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology
p. 1598

Postdoctoral Fellow - Sardar Patel Renewable Energy Research Institute
p. 1599

Nationwide Call for Research Proposals - Central Drug Research Institute, Lucknow
p. 1599

Junior Research Fellow - Bhavan’s College, Mumbai
p. 1600

Science Management - B.M. Birla Science Centre
p. 1600

Call for Field Trip Proposals - 36th International Geological Congress
p. 1601

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