Current Science
A Fortnightly Journal of Research
ISSN 0011-3891
Volume 113 - Issue 05: 10 Sep, 2017
In this Issue
In this issue
p. 0830

Guest Editorial
Revamping higher education
p. 0831 | Saidapur, S. K.

Rigorous enforcement of policy crucial to enhance scientific integrity
p. 0833 | Agoramoorthy, Govindasamy

Copycats and impostors in science publishing: the case of Current Science
p. 0834 | Silva, Jaime A. Teixeira Da

Food and nutritional security
p. 0835 | Gupta, P. K.

p. 0835 | Swaminathan, M. S.

Science Last Fortnight
p. 0837

World Ozone Day
p. 0841 | Priya, S.

Meeting Report
India International Science Festival 2016
p. 0842 | Pandey, Shilpa; Quamar, Md. Firoze

Green chemistry and engineering for sustainable development
p. 0843 | Goel, Malti

Monitoring the spread and management of Tuta absoluta
p. 0844 | Fayad, Amer; Adiga, Abhijin

Climate change and human–wildlife conflicts in the Indian Himalayan biodiversity hotspot
p. 0846 | Gupta, Nishikant; Rajvanshi, Asha; Badola, Ruchi

Transforming Indian agriculture: is doubling farmers’ income by 2022 in the realm of reality?
p. 0848 | Sendhil, R.; Ramasundaram, P.; Balaji, S. J.

A temporal analysis of the word ‘impact’ in titles published in Current Science between 1934 and 2015: to what impact?
p. 0851 | Shaanker, R. Uma

Scientific Correspondence
Citation indices and dimensional homogeneity
p. 0853 | Prathap, Gangan

Datura discolor Bernh. (Solanaceae), an overlooked species in India
p. 0855 | Kumbhalkar, Bhagyashri B.; Nandikar, Mayur D.

Safflower (Carthamus tinctorius L.) – an underutilized leafy vegetable
p. 0857 | Singh, Vrijendra; Jadhav, R. R.; Atre, G. E.; Kale, R. V.; Karande, P. T.; Kanbargi, K. D.; Nimbkar, N.; Rajvanshi, A. K.

Temporal variation of phytoplankton assemblage in estuarine waters: implication of cyclone Phailin
p. 0858 | Baliarsingh, S. K.; Srichandan, Suchismita; Lotliker, Aneesh A.; Escobar, M. F. Gracia; Tripathy, Madhusmita; Sahu, K. C.; Kumar, T. Srinivasa

General Articles
Need for regulatory policies in India, on the use of bisphenol A in food contact plastic containers
p. 0861 | Mahamuni, Duraisamy; Shrinithivihahshini, Nirmaladevi Dhandayudapani
doi: 10.18520/cs/v113/i05/861-868

Research Articles
A new magnetic resonance imaging probe specifically targeting vascular endothelial growth factor receptor 2: synthesis, characterization and biological evaluation
p. 0869 | You, Xiaoguang; Xu, Yikai
doi: 10.18520/cs/v113/i05/869-876

Co-registration of LISS-4 multispectral band data using mutual information-based stochastic gradient descent optimization
p. 0877 | Moorthi, S. Manthira; Dhar, D.; Sivakumar, R.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v113/i05/877-888

Wave-generated structures in the Siwalik rocks of Tista valley, eastern Himalaya: implication for regional palaeogeography
p. 0889 | Taral, Suchana; Kar, Nandini; Chakraborty, Tapan
doi: 10.18520/cs/v113/i05/889-901

A comparative assessment of the seismic response of an earthen dam using analytical simulation and empirical methods
p. 0902 | Bandyopadhyay, Srijit; Banerjee, Raj; Sengupta, Aniruddha; Parulekar, Y. M.; Reddy, G. R.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v113/i05/902-910

Material and energy balance calculations for commercial production of whole neem fruit powder using particle-size distribution and energy models
p. 0911 | Tajane, Sonali; Dadhe, Praful; Chole, Krishna Kanth; Mandavgane, Sachin A.; Mehetre, Sayaji
doi: 10.18520/cs/v113/i05/911-918

Physico-chemical studies on raw and processed moth caterpillar silks from the megabiodiversity hotspots of India
p. 0919 | Qureshi, Nilam M.; Shinde, Manish D.; Jadkar, Sandesh R.; Amalnerkar, Dinesh P.; Chaudhari, Ravindra D.; Mane, Pramod C.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v113/i05/919-926

Estimation of free speed of pedestrian flow on stairways at busy suburb rail transit station in India
p. 0927 | Jiten, Shah; Gaurang, Joshi; Shriniwas, Arkatkar; Purnima, Parida
doi: 10.18520/cs/v113/i05/927-937

Research Communications
Physico-chemical and tribological studies of Argemone biodiesel synthesized using microwave technique
p. 0938 | Agarwal, Shilpi; Chhibber, Vijay K.; Bhatnagar, Ajay K.; Srivastav, Bhawana; Kumar, Amit; Singhal, Shailey; Sharma, Amit K.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v113/i05/938-941

Isolation and structural elucidation of an isothiocyanate compound from Indigofera tinctoria Linn. extract
p. 0941 | Sharma, Veena; Singh, Rashmi
doi: 10.18520/cs/v113/i05/941-946

Callus-mediated organogenesis in Lilium polyphyllum D. Don ex Royle: a critically endangered Astavarga plant
p. 0946 | Panwar, G. S.; Srivastava, S. K.; Uniyal, P. L.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v113/i05/946-951

Development of lifetime milk yield equation using artificial neural network in Holstein Friesian crossbred dairy cattle and comparison with multiple linear regression model
p. 0951 | Bhosale, Manisha Dinesh; Singh, T. P.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v113/i05/951-955

Pliocene Indonesian Throughflow change and planktic foraminiferal diversity in the eastern subtropical Indian Ocean
p. 0955 | Rai, Ajai Kumar; Pathak, Vishwesh K.; Sharma, Lakshmi K.; Hussain, Ajhar
doi: 10.18520/cs/v113/i05/955-959

Anthropogenic drivers shift diatom dominance–diversity relationships and transparent exopolymeric particles production in River Ganga: implication for natural cleaning of river water
p. 0959 | Pandey, Usha; Pandey, Jitendra; Singh, Anand V.; Mishra, Abha
doi: 10.18520/cs/v113/i05/959-964

Sponge-associated bacterium, Yangia pacifica: a potential candidate for bioremediation of azo dyes
p. 0965 | Subina, N. S.; Nair, Shanta; Gonsalves, Maria-Judith
doi: 10.18520/cs/v113/i05/965-969

Hearing impairment of Indian agricultural tractor drivers
p. 0969 | Khadatkar, Abhijit; Mehta, C. R.; Gite, L. P.; Narwariya, B. S.; Kumar, Anup
doi: 10.18520/cs/v113/i05/969-974

Face recognition using a hybrid SVM–LBP approach and the Indian movie face database
p. 0974 | Pujol, Francisco A.; Morenilla, Antonio Jimeno-; Romero, José Luis Sánchez-
doi: 10.18520/cs/v113/i05/974-977

Book Reviews
Advances in Clinical Chemistry, Vol. 79. by Gregory S. Makowski (ed.)
p. 0978 | Chandrasekhar, S.

Personal News
Udupi Ramachandra Rao (1932–2017)
p. 0979 | Kasturirangan, K.; Joseph, George

Maryam Mirzakhani (1977–2017)
p. 0982 | Khan, Sameen Ahmed

Historical Notes
Large-scale iron and steel production in the Coromandel: the earliest and longest survived Porto Novo Iron Works (1830–1859)
p. 0984 | Raman, Anantanarayanan

Science Academies’ 93rd Refresher Course in Experimental Physics
p. 0990

Centre for DNA Fingerprinting and Diagnostics
p. 0991

6th National Level Workshop on Taxonomy, Biodiversity, Ex Situ Conservation and Applications of Fungi - National Fungal Culture Collection of India
p. 0992

Science Academies’ Refresher Course in Statistical Physics
p. 0993

Science Academies’ Refresher Course on ‘Advances in Molecular Biology’
p. 0994

For Project-funded Research Fellowships for Post-Doctoral Fellows, JRF/SRF, and Research Assistants in the Energy and Environment Research Program - National Institute of Advanced Studies
p. 0995

Junior Research Fellow - SRM Research Institute
p. 0996

National Workshop on Fluorescence and Raman Spectroscopy
p. 0996

Junior Research Fellow - SRM University
p. 0997

Junior Research Fellow/Project Assistant - SRM University
p. 0997

Birbal Sahni Research Scholarships - Birbal Sahni Institute of Palaeosciences, Lucknow
p. 0998

Call for Indo-Japanese Joint Project on ‘Establishment of Young Researcher Fellowship Programme 2017–18’ - Indian National Science Academy
p. 0998

Junior Research Fellow - B.V. Patel Pharmaceutical Education and Research Development
p. 0999

ECS India Section S.K. Rangarajan Graduate Student Award
p. 0999

Training Course on ‘Techniques in Molecular Biology’- Agri Biotech Foundation
p. 0999

Junior Research Fellows - Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
p. 0999

Junior Research Fellow - SRM University
p. 1000

Junior Research Fellow - SRM University
p. 1000

Science Academies’ Summer Research Fellowship Programme for Students and Teachers — 2018
p. 1004

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