Current Science
A Fortnightly Journal of Research
ISSN 0011-3891
Volume 112 - Issue 12: 25 Jun, 2017
36th International Geological Congress
p. 2284

In this Issue
In this Issue
p. 2348

Guest Editorial
Linear, no threshold model in radiation protection and safety: standards thrive on ‘assumptions’ and not on science-based evidence
p. 2349 | Kesavan, P. C.

Interdisciplinary research: a twilight area in Indian institutions
p. 2351 | Virk, Hardev Singh

Academic degrees and unemployment
p. 2351 | Biyani, A. K.

Making progress, but not rapidly. Comparison between India and China
p. 2352 | Vijayan, M.

Science Last Fortnight
p. 2353

Meeting Report
Discussion meeting on ‘Remembering C. V. Vishveshwara
p. 2357 | Johnson-McDaniel, Nathan

Rejuvenating coconut sector for improving livelihood security
p. 2359 | Chowdappa, P.; Muralidharan, K.; Rajesh, M. K.

Identifying predatory journals – a few simple steps
p. 2361 | Janodia, Manthan D.

Remembering Joseph Dalton Hooker
p. 2362 | Raman, Anantanarayanan

Scientific Correspondence
Recent observations of atmospheric carbon dioxide over India
p. 2364 | Chhabra, Abha; Gohel, Ankit

Hybrid (dynamical–empirical) forecast of Indian monsoon rainfall during 2016
p. 2367 | Pattanaik, D. R.

Molecular characterization of Cucumber mosaic virus infecting wild betel (Piper sarmentosum)
p. 2369 | Mariana, Maya; Wahyuno, Dono; Miftakhurohmah

Rediscovery of Elaeocarpus gaussenii Weibel: a little known endemic tree of the Western Ghats of Tamil Nadu, India
p. 2372 | Irudhyaraj, D. Felix; Ramasubbu, R.

General Articles
Plagiarism, research publications and law
p. 2375 | Saha, R.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v112/i12/2375-2378

Towards health for all: cost-effective and innovative treatment of diabetes shows the pathway
p. 2379 | Kesavan, P. C.; Swaminathan, M. S.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v112/i12/2379-2385

Production and conservation of medicinal plants in understorey of degraded Chir pine forests using sustainable techniques
p. 2386 | Sanwal, Chandra Shekhar; Kumar, Raj; Dobhal, Sneha; Kerkatta, Sushma; Bhardwaj, S. D.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v112/i12/2386-2391

Review Articles
Wound healing materials – a perspective for skin tissue engineering
p. 2392 | Basu, Poulami; Kumar, U. Narendra; Manjubala, I.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v112/i12/2392-2404

Role of soil physical properties in soil health management and crop productivity in rainfed systems-I: Soil physical constraints and scope
p. 2405 | Indoria, A. K.; Sharma, K. L.; Reddy, K. Sammi; Rao, Ch. Srinivasa
doi: 10.18520/cs/v112/i12/2405-2414

Research Articles
Morphology and miscibility of chitin– polyaniline blend
p. 2415 | Ramaprasad, A. T.; Rao, Vijayalakshmi
doi: 10.18520/cs/v112/i12/2415-2423

Geochemical tracers of buried estuary of Rushikulya River from Odisha, east coast of India
p. 2424 | Roychaudhuri, Subhasis; Mashood, P. A. Mohammed; Tripathi, Sachin; Varghese, Saju
doi: 10.18520/cs/v112/i12/2424-2433

Soil degradation effect on soil productivity, carbon pools and soil enzyme activity
p. 2434 | Lenka, Narendra K.; Jaiswal, S. P.; Thakur, J. K.; Lenka, S.; Mandal, A.; Dwivedi, A. K.; Lakaria, B. L.; Biswas, A. K.; Shukla, A. K.; Yashona, D. S.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v112/i12/2434-2439

Determinants of occupancy and burrow site selection by Indian crested porcupine in Keoladeo National Park, Bharatpur, Rajasthan, India
p. 2440 | Bhupathy, Subramanian; Kumara, Honnavalli Nagaraj; Mukherjee, Aditi
doi: 10.18520/cs/v112/i12/2440-2448

Research Communications
DNA forensics in combating food frauds: a study from China in identifying canned meat labelled as deer origin
p. 2449 | Thakur, Mukesh; Javed, Ruheena; Kumar, Ved Prakash; Shukla, Malay; Singh, Neha; Maheshwari, Aishwarya; Mohan, Nipun; Wu, Dong-Dong; Zhang, Ya-Ping
doi: 10.18520/cs/v112/i12/2449-2452

Moisture index during the last two centuries inferred from tree growth in the western Himalaya, India
p. 2453 | Ram, Somaru; Borgaonkar, H. P.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v112/i12/2453-2455

Biomass equations and assessment of carbon stock of Calligonum polygonoides L., a shrub of Indian arid zone
p. 2456 | Singh, G.; Singh, Bilas
doi: 10.18520/cs/v112/i12/2456-2462

Seed desiccation responses in Saraca asoca (Roxb.) Wilde
p. 2462 | Prajith, T. M.; Anilkumar, C.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v112/i12/2462-2466

Physiological responses of osmopriming and hormonal treatments in two contrasting mungbean (Vigna radiata) cultivars
p. 2467 | Bharadwaj, N.; Barthakur, S.; Gogoi, N.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v112/i12/2467-2470

Improvement in productivity and economics of major food production systems of India through balanced dose of nutrients
p. 2470 | Singh, Raghuveer; Ravisankar, N.; Prasad, Kamta
doi: 10.18520/cs/v112/i12/2470-2474

Scanning electron microscopic study of caprine intestine with special reference to gut-associated lymphoid tissues
p. 2475 | Gautam, Chandan Kumar; Talukdar, Manmath; Sarma, Kabita; Barman, Nagendra Nath
doi: 10.18520/cs/v112/i12/2475-2477

Living Legends in Indian Science
Ganesan Venkataraman: an admirable teacher, meticulous scientist and a visionary
p. 2478 | Sahni, Vinod C.

Book Reviews
Indian Mathematics: Engaging with the World from Ancient to Modern Times by George Gheverghese Joseph
p. 2487 | Dani, S. G.

Essays in the Philosophy of Chemistry, Eric Scerri and Grant Fisher (eds)
p. 2488 | Desiraju, G. R.

Annual Review of Biophysics, 2016, Ken A. Dill and Xiqowei Zhuang (eds)
p. 2490 | Dutta, Somnath

Personal News
P. K. K. Nair (1930–2017)
p. 2492 | Garg, Arti

Institutional Members
List of Institutional Members
p. 2493

Senior and Intermediate Fellowships in Biomedical Research - Wellcome Trust/DBT India Alliance
p. 2500

Faculty Recruitment - Institute of Chemical Technology
p. 2501

Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council
p. 2502

Science Academies’ Refresher Course on Innovations in Genetics and Plant Breeding with Special Reference to Biotic and Abiotic Stress
p. 2503

Science Academies’ 91st Refresher Course in Experimental Physics
p. 2504

Institute of TransDisciplinary Health Sciences and Technology
p. 2505

Admission to Ph.D. Program – July 2017 - Institute of TransDisciplinary Health Sciences and Technology
p. 2506

Call for Papers - INTROMET-2017
p. 2507

Tenth Indian Scientific Expedition to Southern Ocean/Antarctic Waters - National Centre for Antarctic and Ocean Research, Goa
p. 2507

Admission to the PhD programme of Manipal University
p. 2508

National Training Programs in Electron Microscopy - All India Institute of Medical Sciences
p. 2508

Invites Applications/Nominations for the Post of Centre Director, NCRA-TIFR, Pune
p. 2509

Research Associate/Postdoctoral Associate Position - National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bengaluru
p. 2509

Project Fellow - Anna University
p. 2510

Joint Research Programme under PAIR - Kerala State Council for Science Technology and Environment
p. 2510

Research Associate - MACS-Agharkar Research Institute
p. 2510

Junior Scientist - Malabar Institute of Medical Sciences Ltd
p. 2510

Junior Research Fellow - Ch. Charan Singh University
p. 2511

Junior Research Fellow - S.S.G.M. College, Kopargaon, Ahmednagar
p. 2511

Junior Research Fellow - SDM College of Engineering and Technology
p. 2511

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