Current Science
A Fortnightly Journal of Research
ISSN 0011-3891
Volume 115 - Issue 06: 25 Sep, 2018
In this Issue
In this issue
p. 1014

Guest Editorial
Artificial intelligence policy: Need aggressive development with prudent regulation
p. 1015 | Rao, Shrisha; Chatterjee, Deya

The Prime Minister Fellowship Scheme
p. 1017 | Ramasesha, S.

A snapshot of IIT–JEE all India one rankers (1979–2018)
p. 1017 | Singh, Inderpal

CSIR institutions in SIR 2018
p. 1018 | Prathap, Gangan

Indian science and conflict of interest
p. 1020 | Gupta, Akhilesh; Mittal, H. K.; Mukhopadhyay, A.; Sharma, Neeraj; Tayal, Rajiv K.

Response by
p. 1020 | Arunan, E.

Science Last Fortnight
p. 1021

Meeting Report
Arecanut and human health
p. 1025 | Chowdappa, P.; Hebbar, K. B.; Ramesh, S. V.

Modern techniques for molecular and morphological characterization of crustaceans
p. 1026 | Dhamorikar, Amruta

In Conversation
Romulus Whitaker
p. 1028 | Iqbal, Sarah

National Institutional Ranking and Institutions of Eminence
p. 1031 | Vijayan, M.

India’s struggle with manpower shortages in the primary healthcare sector
p. 1033 | Saikia, Dilip

Gender sensitivity in agricultural extension
p. 1035 | Beevi, C. N. Anshida; Wason, Monika; Padaria, R. N.; Singh, Premlata

Scientific Correspondence
An unprecedented 3D Eu(III)-organic framework built of imidazole carboxylate by in situ reaction
p. 1037 | Huang, Qiuying; Zhao, Lili; Li, Zifeng; Li, Gang

Comparison of stress azimuth data derived by geogenic electromagnetic radiation technique and from the analysis of exhumation joints
p. 1039 | Das, Shreeja; Mallik, Jyotirmoy; Das, Ayanangshu; Bandyopadhyay, Krishanu

General Articles
Uranium constraints in Pakistan: how many nuclear weapons does Pakistan have?
p. 1042 | Sundaresan, Lalitha; Ashok, Kaveri
doi: 10.18520/cs/v115/i6/1042-1048

Reducing resource disparity in healthcare resource allocation of laboratories in countries with limited resources by empowering policy-making and implementation
p. 1049 | Jain, Rahi; Ajmera, Himank; Rao, Bakul
doi: 10.18520/cs/v115/i6/1049-1055

Floristic diversity, community composition and structure in Nanda Devi National Park after prohibition of human activities, Western Himalaya, India
p. 1056 | Negi, Vikram S.; Giri, Lalit; Sekar, K. Chandra
doi: 10.18520/cs/v115/i6/1056-1064

Review Articles
An overview of cleaning and prevention processes for enhancing efficiency of solar photovoltaic panels
p. 1065 | Mondal, Surajit; Mondal, Amit Kumar; Sharma, Abhishek; Devalla, Vindhya; Rana, Sravendra; Kumar, Suresh; Pandey, Jitendra Kumar
doi: 10.18520/cs/v115/i6/1065-1077

Entomophagy for nutritional security in India: potential and promotion
p. 1078 | Gahukar, Ruparao T.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v115/i6/1078-1084

Research Articles
Cryogenic measurement set-up for characterization of superconducting nano structures for single-photon detection applications
p. 1085 | Singh, Manju; Chaujar, Rishu; Rakshit, R. K.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v115/i6/1085-1090

MRI segmentation using Fuzzy C-means and radial basis function neural networks
p. 1091 | Rasooli, A. H.; Ashtiyani, M.; Birgani, P. M.; Amiri, S.; Mirmohammadi, P.; Deevband, M. R.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v115/i6/1091-1097

Domestication and conservation efforts in Haematocarpus validus (Miers.) Bakh. f. ex Forman (Menispermaceae): an underutilized fruit species and natural colourant
p. 1098 | Bohra, Pooja; Waman, Ajit Arun; Basantia, Debabrata; Devi, Hidangmayum Lembisana; Reang, Ezekiel
doi: 10.18520/cs/v115/i6/1098-1105

Design and evaluation of a pneumatic metering mechanism for power tiller operated precision planter
p. 1106 | Mandal, Sandip; Kumar, G. V. Prasanna; Tanna, Hetal; Kumar, Arvind
doi: 10.18520/cs/v115/i6/1106-1114

Sonar sensing predicated automatic spraying technology for orchards
p. 1115 | Tewari, V. K.; Chandel, Abhilash Kumar; Nare, Brajesh; Kumar, Satyaprakash
doi: 10.18520/cs/v115/i6/1115-1123

Assessment of the viability of Saccharomyces cerevisiae in response to synergetic inhibition during bioethanol production
p. 1124 | Klerk, Corli de; Fosso-Kankeu, Elvis; Plessis, L. Du; Marx, S.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v115/i6/1124-1132

Occurrence, severity and association of fungal pathogen, Botrydiplodia theobromae with sudden death or decline of tree bean (Parkia timoriana, (DC.) Merr) in North Eastern India
p. 1133 | Singh, A. Ratankumar; Dutta, S. K.; Singh, S. B.; Boopathi, T.; Lungmuana, S.; Saha, S.; Dayal, Vishambhar; Akoijam, Romila; Sharma, S. K.; Singh, N. Hemanta
doi: 10.18520/cs/v115/i6/1133-1142

Impact of cloud parameterization schemes on the simulation of cyclone Vardah using the WRF model
p. 1143 | Sandeep, C. P. R.; Krishnamoorthy, C.; Balaji, C.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v115/i6/1143-1153

Role of east–west shear zone and wind confluence on the occurrence of intense heavy rainfall over North Konkan during southwest monsoon season
p. 1154 | Sanap, S. D.; Bhute, S.; Hosalikar, K. S.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v115/i6/1154-1162

Mechanical properties and brittleness of shale with different degrees of fracturing-fluid saturation
p. 1163 | Hou, Zhenkun; Gutierrez, Marte; Wang, Anming; Almrabat, Abdulhadi; Yang, Chunhe
doi: 10.18520/cs/v115/i6/1163-1173

Research Communications
Characterization of Hg-based ayurvedic drug Kajjali: classical and contemporary approaches
p. 1174 | Sharma, Vinamra; Samal, Amiya K.; Pandey, Shruti; Chaudhary, Anand K.; Srivastava, Rajesh K.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v115/i6/1174-1178

A novel approach to calculate braiding of a large alluvial river
p. 1179 | Saikia, Lalit; Mahanta, Chandan; Borah, Suranjana Bhaswati
doi: 10.18520/cs/v115/i6/1179-1185

Screening and enhancement of anaerobic germination of rice genotypes by pre-sowing seed treatments
p. 1185 | Doley, Dhonada; Barua, Meghali; Sarma, Debojit; Barua, Purna K.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v115/i6/1185-1190

Quality evaluation of pearl millet based pasta as affected by depigmentation
p. 1191 | Jalgaonkar, Kirti; Jha, S. K.; Mahawar, Manoj Kumar
doi: 10.18520/cs/v115/i6/1191-1195

Adopt and adapt nature’s design principles to create sustainable aquaculture systems
p. 1195 | Mustafa, Saleem; Estim, Abentin
doi: 10.18520/cs/v115/i6/1195-1197

Impact of growing medium composition on morphological development of chrysanthemum (Chrysanthemum morifolium Ramat cv. Snowball)
p. 1198 | Thakur, Tanya; Grewal, H. S.; Kukal, S. S.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v115/i6/1198-1203

Book Reviews
Water: Abundance, Scarcity, and Security in the Age of Humanity, Jeremy J. Schmidt
p. 1204 | Sharma, Sudhirendar

Annual Review of Plant Biology, 2017, Sabeeha S. Merchant, Wilhelm Gruissem and Donald Ort (eds)
p. 1204 | Sopory, Sudhir K.

Personal News
T. S. Balakrishnan (1928–2018)
p. 1208 | Rajendran, Kusala

Cadatur Badrinathan (1930–2018)
p. 1209 | Mathur, Deepak

Chief Scientist at Chennai - Murugappa Chettiar Research Centre
p. 1211

Assistant Professors - National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bengaluru
p. 1212

Science Academies’ Refresher Course on Upskilling Chemistry Teachers on Latest Pedagogical Tools for Impactful Teaching
p. 1213

Science Academies’ Refresher Course in Plant Taxonomy
p. 1214

Science Academies’ Refresher Course on Known to Unknown Techniques in Biology
p. 1215

Science Academies’ Refresher Course in Quantum Mechanics for Nuclear and Particle Physics
p. 1216

Admission to Ph.D. Programme - Academy of Scientific and Innovative Research
p. 1217

Awards and Honours for the Award year 2018 based on Scientific Contributions - Odisha Bigyan Academy
p. 1217

Senior Research Associateship - Human Resource Development Group
p. 1218

Winter School Fellowship Awards - Pune University
p. 1218

CSIR-Skill Development Programme on Basic to Advanced Techniques in Industrial Microbiology
p. 1219

Admission to Ph.D. Program - Indrashil University
p. 1219

Junior Research Fellow - SRM Institute of Science and Technology
p. 1220

Junior Research Fellow - MIT World Peace University, Pune
p. 1220

In-Country Residential Ph.D. programme offered by TERI and Deakin University
p. 1221

Junior Research Fellows - Environment Protection Training and Research Institute
p. 1221

Post-doctoral Researchers and Project Assistants - Institute of Bioinformatics and Applied Biotechnology
p. 1223

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