Current Science
A Fortnightly Journal of Research
ISSN 0011-3891
Volume 114 - Issue 04: 25 Feb, 2018
In this Issue
In this issue
p. 0708

Guest Editorial
Genius in medicine
p. 0709 | Pai, Sanjay A.; Pandya, Sunil K.

Correspondence
Profiling India’s research impact in mathematics
p. 0711 | Prathap, Gangan

Triple-blind review is the way to go
p. 0712 | Shah, A. A.

Response by
p. 0713 | Pal, D. K.

Soil degradation
p. 0713 | Dhir, R. P.

News
Science Last Fortnight
p. 0714

Wildlife Watch in the Indian Himalayan Region
p. 0718 | Sathyakumar, S.; Mathur, V. B.; Mondal, K.; Dasgupta, Soumya

Research News
Synbiotics prevent neonatal sepsis in rural India
p. 0719 | Saravanan, P. Surat

In Conversation
Frank H. Shu
p. 0721 | Priya, S.

Opinion
A perception-based approach to robotics and artificial life
p. 0723 | Young, Rupert

Commentary
Zika virus – a global emergency
p. 0725 | Ghosh, Debosree

Refuge-in-bag for Bt cotton
p. 0726 | Komarlingam S., Mohan

Scientific Correspondence
Interactions between non-native plants and native insects: research gaps
p. 0728 | Sunny, Anupam; Diwakar, Swati; Sharma, Gyan Prakash

Time reduction for determination of infective propagule numbers of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi by most probable number assay
p. 0729 | Abinaya, T.; Bagyaraj, D. J.; Thilagar, G.; Ashwin, R.

Corals dominate monofilament lines in Sesoko Island, Japan
p. 0730 | Das, Rocktim Ramen; Yamashiro, Hideyuki

General Articles
Role of electric mobility in a sustainable, and energy-secure future for India
p. 0732 | Srikanth, R.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v114/i04/732-739

Research output of Indian institutions during 2011–2016: quality and quantity perspective
p. 0740 | Rajan, K. S.; Swaminathan, S.; Vaidhyasubramaniam, S.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v114/i04/740-746

A bibliometric analysis of research on multiple criteria decision making
p. 0747 | Yu, Dejian; Wang, Wanru; Zhang, Wenyu; Zhang, Shuai
doi: 10.18520/cs/v114/i04/747-758

Special Section: Himalayan Cryology (Guest Editors: Anil V. Kulkarni and S. K. Satheesh)
Preface
p. 0759 | Kulkarni, Anil V.; Satheesh, S. K.

Recent wintertime climatic variability over the North West Himalayan cryosphere
p. 0760 | Negi, H. S.; Kanda, Neha; Shekhar, M. S.; Ganju, A.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v114/i04/760-770

Remote sensing analysis of changes in Chorabari glacier, Central Himalaya, India
p. 0771 | Bandyopadhyay, Debmita; Singh, Gulab; Birajdar, Farjana
doi: 10.18520/cs/v114/i04/771-775

Temporal change and flow velocity estimation of Patseo glacier, Western Himalaya, India
p. 0776 | Singh, K. K.; Singh, D. K.; Negi, H. S.; Kulkarni, A. V.; Gusain, H. S.; Ganju, A.; Govindharaj, K. Babu
doi: 0.18520/cs/v114/i04/776-784

Estimation of ice thickness of the Satopanth Glacier, Central Himalaya using ground penetrating radar
p. 0785 | Mishra, Aditya; Negi, B. D. S.; Banerjee, Argha; Nainwal, H. C.; Shankar, R.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v114/i04/785-791

Decadal change in supraglacial debris cover in Baspa basin, Western Himalaya
p. 0792 | Pratibha, S.; Kulkarni, Anil V.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v114/i04/792-799

Trends of snow cover in Western and West-Central Himalayas during 2004–2014
p. 0800 | Rathore, B. P.; Bahuguna, I. M.; Singh, S. K.; Brahmbhatt, R. M.; Randhawa, S. S.; Jani, P.; Yadav, S. K. S.; Rajawat, A. S.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v114/i04/800-807

Investigating the performance of snowmelt runoff model using temporally varying near-surface lapse rate in Western Himalayas
p. 0808 | Kulshrestha, Smarika; Ramsankaran, RAAJ; Kumar, Ajay; Arora, Manohar; Kumar, A. R. Senthil
doi: 10.18520/cs/v114/i04/808-813

Review Articles
Developing extension model for uptake of precision conservation agricultural practices in developing nations: learning from rice–wheat system of Africa and India
p. 0814 | Shitu, G. A.; Nain, M. S.; Singh, Rashmi
doi: 10.18520/cs/v114/i04/814-825

Research Articles
Response of bacterial biosorbents to chemical treatment as influenced by cell membrane structure and impact on the adsorption behaviour of dyes
p. 0826 | Simelane, Lwandle P.; Fosso-Kankeu, Elvis; Njobeh, Patrick; Pandey, Sadanand
doi: 10.18520/cs/v114/i04/826-834

Production, purification and partial characterization for an oxalate decarboxylase (OxDcase) from the probiote Lactobacillus plantarum KSK-II
p. 0835 | Kotb, Essam
doi: 10.18520/cs/v114/i04/835-844

Phosphate solubilization mechanisms in alkaliphilic bacterium Bacillus marisflavi FA7
p. 0845 | Prabhu, Neha; Borkar, Sunita; Garg, Sandeep
doi: 10.18520/cs/v114/i04/845-853

Analysis of regional competitiveness in the high-tech industry
p. 0854 | He, Weida; Lin, Zhifeng; Hao, Rong
doi: 10.18520/cs/v114/i04/854-860

Quantitative inventories of ants from India: gaps, prospects and recommendations
p. 0861 | Marathe, Aniruddha; Rajan, Priyadarsanan Dharma
doi: 10.18520/cs/v114/i04/861-867

Seasonal surface chlorophyll a variability in the Seychelles–Chagos Thermocline Ridge
p. 0868 | George, Jenson V.; Nuncio, M.; Anilkumar, N.; Chacko, Racheal; Rajashekhar, D.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v114/i04/868-878

Archaeological studies at Dholavira using GPR
p. 0879 | Agrawal, Silky; Majumder, Mantu; Bisht, Ravindra Singh; Prashant, Amit
doi: 10.18520/cs/v114/i04/879-887

Research Communication
Strong electron–phonon interaction establishes correlation between superconducting and charge density wave states in NbSe
p. 0888 | Naik, I.; Sethy, S.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v114/i04/888-891

Selecting clinical and laboratory methods of manufacture of orthopaedic titanium alloy structures using a biopotentiometer
p. 0891 | Yumashev, Alexei V.; Utyuzh, Anatolij S.; Mikhailova, Maria V.; Samusenkov, Vadim O.; Volchkova, Ilona R.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v114/i04/891-896

Nanocellulose as functional filler in starch/polyvinyl alcohol film for preparation of urea biosensor
p. 0897 | Satyamurthy, Prasad; Nadanathangam, Vigneshwaran
doi: 10.18520/cs/v114/i04/897-901

Identification of unique characteristics of deception from facial expression
p. 0901 | Mondal, Ananya; Mukhopadhyay, Pritha; Basu, Nabanita; Bandyopadhyay, Samir Kumar; Chatterjee, Tanima
doi: 10.18520/cs/v114/i04/901-906

Soybean MAGIC population: a novel resource for genetics and plant breeding
p. 0906 | Shivakumar, M.; Kumawat, Giriraj; Gireesh, C.; Ramesh, S. V.; Husain, S. M.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v114/i04/906-908

Moisture-dependent physical and physiological properties of accelerated aged pea (Pisum sativum L.) seeds
p. 0909 | Mahawar, Manoj Kumar; Samuel, D. V. K.; Sinha, J. P.; Jalgaonkar, Kirti
doi: 10.18520/cs/v114/i04/909-915

Proline-rich proteins may regulate free cellular proline levels during drought stress in tomato
p. 0915 | Gujjar, Ranjit Singh; Karkute, Suhas G.; Rai, Ashutosh; Singh, Major; Singh, Bijendra
doi: 10.18520/cs/v114/i04/915-920

Book Reviews
Protected Areas: Are They Safeguarding Biodiversity? L. N. Joppa, J. E. M. Baillie and J. G. Robinson (eds)
p. 0921 | Ramanan, S. Suresh

Sparks from the Spirit: from Science to Innovation, Development and Sustainability, Yongyuth Yuthavong
p. 0922 | Balasubramanian, D.

Publications received
Publications received – 2017
p. 0923

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INVITES PROPOSALS - Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council
p. 0926

NASI–Reliance Industries Platinum Jubilee Awards - The National Academy of Sciences, India
p. 0927

NASI-Young Scientist Platinum Jubilee Awards for the year 2018 - The National Academy of Sciences, India
p. 0928

Summer Research Programme – 2018 - Satyendra Nath Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences
p. 0929

Research Opportunities for Young Scientists - Senior Research Associateship
p. 0929

Junior Research Fellow - MACS-Agharkar Research Institute
p. 0930

Scientists - KSCSTE-National Transportation Planning and Research Centre
p. 0930

Junior Research Fellow - Raj Rishi Govt College, Alwar, Rajasthan
p. 0930

Junior Research Fellow - SRM Institute of Science and Technology
p. 0930

Shri Hari Om Ashram Prerit Dr Vikram Sarabhai Research Awards 2017 - Physical Research Laboratory
p. 0931

NGRI–AHI Hydrology Awards
p. 0931

Senior Research Fellow - Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
p. 0931

Admission to the PhD Program of Manipal Academy of Higher Education
p. 0932

International Workshop on ‘Bose–Einstein Condensation and Related Phenomena’ - S. N. Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences
p. 0933

Workshop on Science Writing 16 to 21 April 2018, Bengaluru
p. 0934

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