Current Science
A Fortnightly Journal of Research
ISSN 0011-3891
Volume 114 - Issue 01: 10 Jan, 2018
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In this Issue
In this issue
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Guest Editorial
Is ocean acidification from rising carbon dioxide a grave threat?
p. 0007 | Bala, G.

Correspondence
Growth in amphibian knowledge of Bhutan
p. 0009 | Norbu, Dorji

Indian research institutions in the Government sector in SIR 2017
p. 0009 | Prathap, Gangan

Drosophila ananassae – why it is considered as a unique species in the genus Drosophila
p. 0011 | Singh, B. N.

News
Science Last Fortnight
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S. K. Satheesh awarded the American Geophysical Union’s Devendra Lal Memorial Medal
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Meeting Report
Agronomy for evergreen revolution
p. 0017 | Singh, Gurbachan; Sharma, A. R.; Ghosh, P. K.; Shivay, Y. S.

Challenges and knowledge gaps in ecological sciences
p. 0019 | Dubey, Suresh Kumar; Pandey, Jitendra

Quaternary environments and climates
p. 0021 | Farooqi, Anjum; Agnihotri, Rajesh

Scientific Correspondence
Cholanaickan tribes are prone to sickle cell disease in near future
p. 0022 | Dev, Suma Arun; Michael, Saju K.; Anitha, V.; Feroze, M.

Candidate molecular markers for monoecy in dioecious tree spice nutmeg (Myristica fragrans Houtt.) and analysis of genetic variability in a core collection
p. 0023 | Vikram, H. C.; Raj, N. Mini; Mathew, Deepu

New record of Chaetasbolisia erysiphoides from cold arid soils of Zanskar (Kargil), India
p. 0025 | Nonzom, Skarma; Sumbali, Geeta

Fall armyworm in Africa: which ‘race’ is in the race, and why does it matter?
p. 0027 | Srinivasan, R.; Malini, P.; Othim, S. T. O.

General Articles
Science-based mandatory standards and the implementation gap: the case of bottled water regulations in India
p. 0029 | Sharma, Aviram
doi: 10.18520/cs/v114/i01/29-33

Special Section: Reusable Launch Vehicle-Technology Demonstrator
Messages
p. 0034 | Kumar, A. S. Kiran

Messages
p. 0035 | Sivan, K.

Messages
p. 0036 | Pandian, S.

Preface
p. 0037 | Suresh, B. N.

An overview of Reusable Launch Vehicle Technology Demonstrator
p. 0038 | Sivan, K.; Pandian, S.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v114/i01/38-47

Aerodynamic design, characterization and flight performance of RLV-TD
p. 0048 | Vidya, G.; Manokaran, K.; Ganesan, V. R.; Prasath, M.; Epuri, Sundeepkumar; Balasubramanian, P.; Babu, C.; Venkatasubrahmanyam, B.; Bandyopadhyay, Priyankar
doi: 10.18520/cs/v114/i01/48-63

Aerothermal design, qualification and flight performance
p. 0064 | Sivamurugan, T.; Anoop, P.; Desikan, S. L. N.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v114/i01/64-67

Flush air data sensing system
p. 0068 | Mohan, N. Shyam; Jayakumar, M.; Sivamurugan, T.; Finitha, K. C.; Vidya, S. B.; Dhoaya, Jayanta; Remesh, N.; Prasath, M.; Krishna, Shashi; Sidhique, Aisha
doi: 10.18520/cs/v114/i01/68-73

Development of slow-burning solid rocket booster for RLV-TD hypersonic experiment
p. 0074 | Parhi, Achutananda; Mahesh, V.; Kalluru, Khadarvoli; Reshmi, S.; Harikrishnan, R.; Lakshmi, V. M.; Murugan, J. Paul; Reddy, Renjith Kumar
doi: 10.18520/cs/v114/i01/74-83

Integrated electrohydraulic control actuation system with centralized power plant for the Reusable Launch Vehicle Technology Demonstrator
p. 0084 | Masilamani, V.; Kumar, Manoj; Narayan, S. Sankar; Raghu, N.; Namboodiripad, M. N.; Mookiah, T.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v114/i01/84-100

Mission design and performance of RLV-TD
p. 0101 | Pillai, Jyothish R.; Rao, M. Mutyala; Bhanumathy, P.; Mukundan, Vijith; Joseph, Jaison; Kumar, A. K. Anil; Ravikumar, C.; Kumar, Abhay
doi: 10.18520/cs/v114/i01/101-108

Integrated navigation, guidance and control system and validation
p. 0109 | Barua, Arindam; Premchand, M. P.; Vishnu, R.; Dubey, Prabhat Kumar; Jayachitra; Gopinath, Ambili K.; Anitha, S.; Keezhoth, Renjith; Madeckal, Anil P.; Karthikeyan, D.; Antony, Sheethal; Babu, J. Suresh; Rao, R. Manohara; Sudar, I.; Padmakumar, E. S.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v114/i01/109-122

An end-to-end airframe structural system design
p. 0123 | Deepak, B. P.; Manojkumar, T.; Prashanthan, A.; Suresh, R.; Mathew, Philip K.; Junaidh, M. I.; Rajendran, S.; Raju, B. S.; Krishnadasan, C. K.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v114/i01/123-130

Development of large-sized Titanium alloy Ti6Al4V and nickel-based superalloy Inconel-718 forgings for Reusable Launch Vehicle-Technology Demonstrator flight
p. 0131 | Gupta, R. K.; Kumar, V. Anil; Ramkumar, P.; Gururaja, U. V.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v114/i01/131-136

Ceramic coating on flexible external insulation blankets for reusable missions
p. 0137 | Devapal, Deepa; Gopakumar, M. P.; Prabhakaran, P. V.; Packirisamy, S.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v114/i01/137-143

Quality assurance challenges in testing and evaluation of reusable launch vehicle systems
p. 0144 | Abrahamm, P. K.; Valsa, B.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v114/i01/144-147

Research Articles
Innovative technologies for quality seed production and vegetative multiplication in forage grasses
p. 0148 | Vijay, D.; Gupta, C. K.; Malaviya, D. R.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v114/i01/148-154

Greywater treatment using horizontal, vertical and hybrid flow constructed wetlands
p. 0155 | Ramprasad, C.; Philip, Ligy
doi: 10.18520/cs/v114/i01/155-165

Assessment of contamination of soil and groundwater due to e-waste handling
p. 0166 | Panwar, Rashmi Makkar; Ahmed, Sirajuddin
doi: 10.18520/cs/v114/i01/166-173

Subsurface geological structure and tectonics as evidenced from integrated interpretation of aeromagnetic and remote sensing data over Kutch sedimentary basin, western India
p. 0174 | Chandrasekhar, P.; Mouli, K. Chandra; Rao, D. P.; Dadhwal, V. K.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v114/i01/174-185

Food preferences and foraging strategies of wood-feeding termites in a West African savanna
p. 0186 | Sujatha, K.; Gignoux, J.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v114/i01/186-192

Research Communication
Multi-functional system for persons with disabilities using electroencephalography signals of eye blink
p. 0193 | Sarma, Subhra Sankha; Kant, Piyush; Rajkumar
doi: 10.18520/cs/v114/i01/193-195

Detection of IHHN virus in a Specific Pathogen Free bonafide Penaeus vannamei (Boone, 1931) broodstock consignment imported to India
p. 0196 | Remany, M. C.; Kirubagaran, R.; Cyriac, Daly; Prem, O. C. Sruthi; Varadaraju, P. Krishnakanth; Panda, A. K.; Kumar, Jaideep; Samraj, Y. C. Thampi
doi: 10.18520/cs/v114/i01/196-200

Automatic estimation of tree stem attributes using terrestrial laser scanning in central Indian dry deciduous forests
p. 0201 | Reddy, R. Suraj; Rakesh; Jha, C. S.; Rajan, K. S.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v114/i01/201-206

Recognizing the rapid expansion of rubber plantation – a threat to native forest in parts of northeast India
p. 0207 | Chakraborty, Kasturi; Sudhakar, S.; Sarma, K. K.; Raju, P. L. N.; Das, Ashesh Kr.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v114/i01/207-213

Characterization of Mukundpura carbonaceous chondrite
p. 0214 | Tripathi, R. P.; Dixit, Ambesh; Bhandari, N.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v114/i01/214-217

Book Reviews
Annual Review of Physical Chemistry, Vol. 67, Mark A. Johnson and Todd J. Martínez (eds)
p. 0218 | Keshavamurthy, Srihari

Integrated and Sustainable Water Management: Science and Technology, Subhajyoti Das and R. H. Sawkar (eds)
p. 0221 | Jain, Sharad K.

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Project Assistant - Institute of Bioinformatics and Applied Biotechnology
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Senior and Intermediate Fellowships in Biomedical Research - Wellcome Trust/DBT India Alliance
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Indian Institute of Geomagnetism
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Visiting Students' Research Programme - Tata Institute of Fundamental Research
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Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council
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Call for Nominations for National Research Awards in Nano Science and Technology for the year 2018
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Goyal Prizes and Rajib Goyal Prizes 2016–2017 - Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra
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Professor, Associate Professor and Assistant Professor - Jawaharlal Nehru University
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Nominations are Invited for Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize for Science and Technology 2018
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Workshop on Advanced Techniques in Genomics
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Research Assistant - Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
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Nomination for 2017 AVRA Young Scientist Award
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