Current Science
A Fortnightly Journal of Research
ISSN 0011-3891
Volume 114 - Issue 06: 25 Mar, 2019
In this Issue
In this issue
p. 1148

Guest Editorial
Engine
p. 1149 | Dattagupta, Sushanta

Correspondence
Biofuels for energy security
p. 1151 | Babu, K. Lenin

CWUR Subject Rankings 2017
p. 1151 | Prathap, Gangan

Emerging trend of pharmacoeconomics and health outcomes
p. 1153 | Suhas, B. S.; Pavan, D.; Gaurav, K.; Ahawodzi, P. D.; Ligade, V. S.

News
Representation of physical process in weather and climate models
p. 1155 | Mukhopadhyay, P.; Nanjundiah, Ravi S.

Meeting Report
Intrinsically disordered proteins
p. 1156 | Herlekar, Ipsita

News
Science Last Fortnight
p. 1157

Scientific Correspondence
Real-time monitoring of black carbon aerosols in the glaciated valley of Northwestern Indian Himalaya
p. 1161 | Negi, Pyar Singh

Effectiveness of amino acids for carbon storage and utilization applications
p. 1163 | Prasad, Pinnelli S. R.; Kiran, Burla Sai; Sain, Kalachand

Low phytic acid peanut: a potential tool to overcome mineral malnutrition in humans
p. 1165 | Ajay, B. C.; Kambiranda, D.; Bera, S. K.; Kumar, Narendra; Gangadhar, K.; Fiyaz, R. Abdul; Ramya, K. T.

General Articles
Assessing the quality of higher education institutions in India: an alternative framework
p. 1167 | Mukhopadhyay, Pranab; Tapaswi, Murari P.; Sudarsan, P. K.; Sudarsan, Kavya
doi: 10.18520/cs/v114/i06/1167-1173

Collaboration patterns of Indian scientists in organic chemistry
p. 1174 | Garg, K. C.; Kumar, S.; ., Bebi
doi: 10.18520/cs/v114/i06/1174-1180

Review Articles
Policy as a driver of economic growth: historical evidence from the Indian pharmaceutical industry
p. 1181 | Chandran, Nisha; Brahmachari, Samir K.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v114/i06/1181-1193

Breeding of new ornamental varieties: Rose
p. 1194 | Datta, S. K.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v114/i06/1194-1206

Research Articles
A comparative study to elucidate the inhibitory mechanism of a 6-mer fragment of amyloid-beta 42 peptide as a potential therapeutic in Alzheimer's disease: insights from molecular dynamic simulations
p. 1207 | Dutta, Mary; Mattaparthi, Venkata Satish Kumar
doi: 10.18520/cs/v114/i06/1207-1213

In vitro and in silico validation of anti-cobra venom activity and and identification of lead molecules in Aegle marmelos (L.) Correa
p. 1214 | Nisha, N. C.; Sreekumar, S.; Evans, D. A.; Biju, C. K.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v114/i06/1214-1221

Antioxidant and nutrient potential of some underutilized leafy vegetables consumed by tribals of Jharkhand
p. 1222 | ., Srivastava; Pann, R. S.; Bhatt, B. P.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v114/i06/1222-1233

Enhanced oil accumulation of tobacco (Nicotiana tabacum L.) leaves by ectopic overexpression of VgDGAT1a for renewable production of biofuels
p. 1234 | Gao, Chang-Yong; Mao, Xue; Shang, Hong-Qin; Li, Fang; Li, Run-Zhi
doi: 10.18520/cs/v114/i06/1234-1240

A simplified soil nutrient information system: study from the North East Region of India
p. 1241 | Padua, Shelton; Chattopadhyay, T.; Bandyopadhyay, S.; Ramchandran, S.; Jena, R. K.; Ray, P.; Roy, P. Deb; Baruah, U.; Sah, K. D.; Singh, S. K.; Ray, S. K.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v114/i06/1241-1249

Effects of root properties and branching characteristics on soil reinforcement in Jinyun Mountain, China
p. 1250 | Song, Shuangshuang; Wang, Yunqi; Sun, Baoping; Li, Yunpeng
doi: 0.18520/cs/v114/i06/1250-1260

Isolation and selection of cellulose-degrading microorganisms for utilization along with earthworms in efficient conversion of municipality waste mix to compost
p. 1261 | Devi, Sanasam Shantibala; Devi, Nongthombam Grihalakshmi; Kalita, Mohan Chandra; Talukdar, Narayan Chandra
doi: 0.18520/cs/v114/i06/1261-1274

Socio-economic costing of road traffic accidents: evidence from Nagpur City, Maharashtra
p. 1275 | Bora, Bhaswati; Landge, Vishrut; Dalai, Bahuguna
doi: 10.18520/cs/v114/i06/1275-1283

Impact of tropical volcanic eruptions on Hadley circulation using a high-resolution AGCM
p. 1284 | Dogar, Muhammad Mubashar
doi: 10.18520/cs/v114/i06/1284-1294

Research Communication
Electron density, interaction energy and hydrogen-bond radius of C–H...O interaction
p. 1295 | Parajuli, R.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v114/i06/1295-1298

A critical analysis of the UGC-approved list of journals'
p. 1299 | Patwardhan, Bhushan; Nagarkar, Shubhada; Gadre, Shridhar R.; Lakhotia, Subhash C.; Katoch, Vishwa Mohan; Moher, David
doi: 10.18520/cs/v114/i06/1299-1303

Projection of climate change scenario in the Kabul river Basin, Afghanistan
p. 1304 | Sidiqi, Massouda; Shrestha, Sangam; Ninsawat, Sarawut
doi: 10.18520/cs/v114/i06/1304-1310

Influence of open and polyhouse conditions on soil carbon dioxide emission from Amaranthus plots with different nutrient management practices under changing climate scenario
p. 1311 | Surendran, U.; Vijayan, Aswathy K.; Bujair, V.; Joseph, E. J.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v114/i06/1311-1317

Odd-even traffic rule implementation during winter 2016 in Delhi did not reduce traffic emissions of VOC's carbon dioxide, methane and carbon monoxide
p. 1318 | Chandra, B. P.; Sinha, V.; Hakkim, H.; Kumar, A.; Pawar, H.; Mishra, A. K.; Sharma, G.; ., Pallavi; Garg, S.; Ghude, Sachin D.; Chate, D. M.; Pithani, Prakash; Kulkarni, Rachana; Jenamani, R. K.; Rajeevan, M.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v114/i06/1318-1325

Effective weed control strategy in tomato kitchen garden-herbicides, mulching or manual weeding
p. 1325 | Awan, Daud Ahmad; Ahmad, Faheem; Ashraf, Sharmin
doi: 10.18520/cs/v114/i06/1325-1329

Divergence studies of white willow (Salix alba L) germplasm
p. 1330 | Paray, P. A.; Gangoo, S. A.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v114/i06/1330-1333

Estimating net primary productivity of croplands in Indo-Gangetic Plains using GOME-2 sun-induced fluorescence and MODIS NDVI
p. 1333 | Patel, N. R.; Padalia, Hitendra; Devadas, R.; Huete, A.; Kumar, A. Senthil; Murthy, Y. V. N. Krishna
doi: 10.18520/cs/v114/i06/1333-1337

Detection of coastal landforms in a deltaic area using a multi-scale object-based classification method
p. 1338 | Martha, Tapas R.; Vamsee, A. Mohan; Tripathi, Vikas; Kumar, K. Vinod
doi: 10.18520/cs/v114/i06/1338-1345

Occupancy time-based passenger car equivalents at unsignalized intersections in India
p. 1346 | Mohan, Mithun; Chandra, Satish
doi: 10.18520/cs/v114/i06/1346-1352

Book Reviews
Annual Review of Public Health, Vol. 38. Jonathan E. Fielding, Ross C. Brownson and Lawrence W. Green (eds)
p. 1353 | Vaz, Mario

Finite Elements: Theory and Algorithms. Sashikumaar Ganesan and Lutz Tobiska (eds)
p. 1353 | Gudi, T.

Figs of Eastern Ghats, India. J. V. Sudhakar, N. Chandra Mohan Reddy and G. V. S. Murthy
p. 1355 | Udayan, P. S.

Personal News
Tiruvalam Natarajan Krishnamurti (1932-2018)
p. 1356 | Rajeevan, M.; Srinivasan, J.

Shanti Lal Kayastha (1924-2018)
p. 1357 | Singh, R. B.

Historical Notes
Medical stores in 1865, pharmacist training and pharmacopoeias in India until the launch of the India Pharmacopoeia in 1955
p. 1358 | Raman, Ramya; Raman, Anantanarayanan

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Science Academies’ Refresher Course on ‘Molecules and Materials for Applications in Synthesis and in Devices’
p. 1367

Science Academies’ Refresher Course on ‘Quantum Mechanics’
p. 1368

PRL Junior Research Fellowships - July 2018
p. 1369

Admission to NIAS Doctoral Programme 2018–19 - National Institute of Advanced Studies
p. 1370

Invitation for Innovative Research Proposals 38th Indian Scientific Expedition to Antarctica - National Centre for Antarctic and Ocean Research
p. 1371

Admission to Post-Graduate Programmes 2018-19 - Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
p. 1371

Scientific Officer - Indo-German Science and Technology Centre
p. 1371

Director of Innovation, Incubation and Linkages - Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University
p. 1372

Research Associate - Centre of Advanced Study in Geology
p. 1372

Finance and Accounts Officer- Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University
p. 1372

Admission to the PhD Program of Manipal Academy of Higher Education
p. 1373

Post-Doctoral Research Fellowships - Institute of Nano Science and Technology
p. 1373

Science Academies’ 98th Refresher Course in Experimental Physics
p. 1377

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