Current Science
A Fortnightly Journal of Research
ISSN 0011-3891
Volume 115 - Issue 01: 10 Jul, 2018
In this Issue
In this issue
p. 0006

Balancing teaching, research and institutional rankings
p. 0007 | Gupta, Saibal

Coconut (Cocos nucifera) damage by wild pig (Sus scrofa) and Indian crested porcupine (Hystrix indica) in Central Kerala, India
p. 0009 | Govind, Suresh K.; Jayson, E. A.

Science Last Fortnight
p. 0011

Meeting Report
Quantum frontiers and fundamentals, 2018
p. 0015 | Sinha, Urbasi

Himalayan cryosphere
p. 0017 | Kulkarni, Anil V.; Pratibha, S.; Mendiratta, Nisha; Gupta, Akhilesh

Farming system for nutrition consultation
p. 0018 | Jayashree, B.

Education with a purpose
p. 0020 | Nangia, Ashwini K.

The climate change programme of the Department of Science and Technology
p. 0022 | Singh, S. P.; Sanwal, M.; Dimri, V. P.; Dubey, S. K.

Scientific Correspondence
Persistence of Chikungunya virus in samples stored at different temperatures
p. 0025 | Parashar, Deepti; Sudeep, A. B.; More, Ashwini; Patil, Poonam; Walimbe, Atul; Mavale, Mangala; Amdekar, Sarika

Total electron content and epicentral distance of 2015 Mw 7.8 Nepal earthquake revealed by continuous observations data
p. 0027 | Sharma, Gopal; Mohanty, S.; Ray, P. K. Champati; Singh, M. Somorjit; Sarma, K. K.; Raju, P. L. N.

Invasion and establishment of the solanum whitefly Aleurothrixus trachoides (Back) (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae) in South India
p. 0029 | Sundararaj, R.; Amuthavalli, T.; Vimala, D.

General Articles
Low-cost solar water purifier for rural households
p. 0032 | Rajvanshi, Anil K.; Rajvanshi, Noorie
doi: 10.18520/cs/v115/i1/32-34

Digital Accessible Knowledge of the birds of India: characterizing gaps in time and space
p. 0035 | Peterson, A. Townsend; Kumar, R. Suresh; Nair, Manoj V.; Talukdar, Gautam
doi: 10.18520/cs/v115/i1/35-42

Impact of macroeconomic and healthcare provision factors on patient satisfaction
p. 0043 | Vodă, Ana Iolanda; Bostan, Ionel; Țigănaș, Claudiu Gabriel
doi: 10.18520/cs/v115/i1/43-48

Chinese scholars in China and overseas: comparative analysis on research productivity and impact
p. 0049 | Lou, Wen; Wang, Hui; Yang, Siluo
doi: 10.18520/cs/v115/i1/49-55

Research Articles
Surface plasmon resonance: physics and technology
p. 0056 | Nivedha, S.; Babu, P. Ramesh; Senthilnathan, K.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v115/i1/56-63

Modelling of climate-induced groundwater recharge for assessing carbon emission from groundwater irrigation
p. 0064 | Patle, G. T.; Singh, D. K.; Sarangi, A.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v115/i1/64-73

Expression profiles of key genes involved in rice gall midge interactions reveal diversity in resistance pathways
p. 0074 | Divya, D.; Nair, Suresh; Bentur, J. S.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v115/i1/74-82

Frequency-dependent response of Chromobacterium violaceum to sonic stimulation and altered gene expression associated with enhanced violacein production at 300 Hz
p. 0083 | Joshi, Chinmayi; Patel, Pooja; Singh, Abhishek; Sukhadiya, Jinal; Shah, Vidhi; Mathiyalagan, A.; Kothari, Vijay
doi: 10.18520/cs/v115/i1/83-90

In vitro plant development of Eleusine coracana via indirect organogenesis and somatic embryogenesis using mature seeds as explants
p. 0091 | Kashyap, Anamika; Penak, Santosh Madanrao; Saha, Arnab; Singh, B. R.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v115/i1/91-98

Seasonal behaviour of upper ocean freshwater content in the Bay of Bengal: synergistic approach using model and satellite data
p. 0099 | Ratheesh, Smitha; Agarwal, Neeraj; Sharma, Rashmi; Prasad, K. V. S. R.; Basu, Sujit
doi: 10.18520/cs/v115/i1/99-107

Assessment of soil erosion in the fragile Himalayan ecosystem of Uttarakhand, India using USLE and GIS for sustainable productivity
p. 0108 | Mahapatra, S. K.; Reddy, G. P. Obi; Nagdev, Ritu; Yadav, R. P.; Singh, S. K.; Sharda, V. N.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v115/i1/108-121

Groundwater dynamics in North Bihar plains
p. 0121 | Sinha, Rajiv; Gupta, Surya; Nepal, Santosh

Exploring effective factors on energy data of some benzofuran derivatives
p. 0121 | Karimi, Pouya; Makarem, Somayeh; Ahmar, Hamid

Research Communication
Optimization for blasting scheme of crown-sill pillar based on CW-GT and GC-WTOPSIS
p. 0122 | Zhang, Qiucai; Zuo, Lei; Yu, Qing; Liu, Yulong; Yang, Yushan; Ding, Dexing
doi: 10.18520/cs/v115/i1/122-128

Responses of selected C3 and C4 halophytes to elevated CO2 concentration under salinity
p. 0129 | Jothiramshekar, Saranya; Benjamin, Jenifer Joseph; Krishnasamy, Rani; Pal, Anand Kumar; George, Suja; Swaminathan, Rajalakshmi; Parida, Ajay K.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v115/i1/129-135

Land-use dynamics in Corbett National Park, Uttarakhand, India using CA-Markov and agent-based LULC-SaarS model
p. 0136 | Roy, Arijit; Rathore, Pooja
doi: 10.18520/cs/v115/i1/136-140

Inter-specific relationship of size and walking speed in predaceous ladybirds (Insecta: Coleoptera: Coccinellidae)
p. 0141 | Ghosh, S.; Agarwala, B. K.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v115/i1/141-146

Population structure and reproductive biology of selected sciaenid species along the fishing grounds of Goa, west coast of India
p. 0146 | Velip, Dinesh T.; Rivonker, Chandrashekher U.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v115/i1/146-152

Fragilariopsis sp. bloom causes yellowish-brown waters off Alappuzha, south-central Kerala coast, India, during the mud bank-upwelling phase
p. 0152 | Jyothibabu, R.; Arunpandi, N.; Karnan, C.; Jagadeesan, L.; Manojkumar, T. M.; Balachandran, K. K.; Naqvi, S. W. A.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v115/i1/152-159

* AdaBoost-based long short-term memory ensemble learning approach for financial time series forecasting
* As per the e-mail dated 10 September 2020 to the Journal office, the author states, the paper may be considered as withdrawn and ´as he found there is a substantial flaw in the model and a serious mistake in the experimental conduction, which result in the conclusions of this paper incorrect and unreliable.´
p. 0159 | Wu, Yungao; Gao, Jianwei
doi: 10.18520/cs/v115/i1/159-165

Book Reviews
The Turing Guide, Jack Copeland, Jonathan Bowen, Mark Sprevak, Robin Wilson and others
p. 0166 | Jacob, Wallace

A Photographic Atlas of Flood Basalt Volcanism, Hetu Sheth
p. 0167 | Ollier, Cliff

Personal News
H. Y. Mohan Ram (1930–2018)
p. 0168 | Shivanna, K. R.

International Conference on Complex and Functional Materials - 2018
p. 0172

National Biopharma Mission - Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council
p. 0173

Call for Proposals – Thunderstorm and Meso-scale Processes Prediction
p. 0174

Junior Research Fellow or Senior Research Fellow or Research Associate - Goa University
p. 0174

Principal Scientist (Thermo-Chemical Conversion Division)
p. 0175

Admissions are open for Biotechnology Finishing School
p. 0175

Project Assistant - Karnatak University, Dharwad
p. 0176

G. D. Naidu Award – 2018
p. 0176

Junior Research Fellow - IIT Bombay
p. 0176

13th Call Biotechnology Ignition Grant - Biotechnology Industry Resarch Assistance Council
p. 0177

Junior Research Fellow - MACS-Agharkar Research Institute
p. 0177

Industry Ready Programms at SVVV, Indore - Admission 2018-2019
p. 0183

Access of Biological Resources
p. 0184

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