Current Science
A Fortnightly Journal of Research
ISSN 0011-3891
Volume 115 - Issue 12: 25 Dec, 2018
In this Issue
In this issue
p. 2186

Guest Editorial
Why are Indian research journals not making a mark? – The enemy is within
p. 2187 | Lakhotia, S. C.

Comparative evaluation of research in the India, Taiwan and China C9 universities using CWTS Leiden Ranking 2018 data
p. 2189 | Prathap, Gangan

Science Last Fortnight
p. 2191

Meeting Report
Human diversity and ancestry in India
p. 2195 | Priya, S.

Scientific Correspondence
Submarine groundwater discharge in the Indian context
p. 2197 | Babu, D. S. Suresh; Padmalal, D.; Rao, N. Purnachandra

Invasion of biofouling mussel Mytilopsis Conrad, 1857 (Bivalvia: Dreissenacea) in the Cochin backwaters, southwest coast of India
p. 2198 | Jayachandran, P. R.; Jima, M.; Joseph, Philomina; Sanu, V. F.; Nandan, S. Bijoy

General Articles
The war against MDR pathogens: move fungi to the frontline
p. 2201 | Suryanarayanan, T. S.; Hawksworth, D. L.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v115/i12/2201-2205

Hybrid Bt cotton: a stranglehold on subsistence farmers in India
p. 2206 | Gutierrez, Andrew Paul
doi: 10.18520/cs/v115/i12/2206-2210

Kallar elephant corridor in the Western Ghats, India: trend of human interface vis-à-vis feasibility of wildlife-friendly flyover and land acquisition
p. 2211 | Midha, Neha; Kumar, N. Krishna; Boominathan, D.; Thomas, Samuel; Jain, Chhavi
doi: 10.18520/cs/v115/i12/2211-2218

Review Articles
Host–Plasmodium interaction: role of RNAi
p. 2219 | Shrivastava, Rohit; Rajasubramaniam, S.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v115/i12/2219-2231

Research Articles
Detection of solar cycle signal in the tropospheric temperature using COSMIC data
p. 2232 | Kumar, V.; Dhaka, S. K.; Panwar, V.; Singh, Narendra; Rao, A. S.; Malik, Shristy; Yoden, S.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v115/i12/2232-2239

DOMIS: a decision support system for design and cost estimation of micro-irrigation systems
p. 2240 | Patel, Neelam; Rajput, T. B. S.; Dinkar, Deepak Kumar; Ram, Sita; Singla, Sushil Kumar
doi: 10.18520/cs/v115/i12/2240-2248

Evapotranspiration and crop coefficient of okra under subsurface drip with and without plastic mulch
p. 2249 | Patil, Ashish; Tiwari, K. N.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v115/i12/2249-2258

Impact of open burning of crop residues on air pollution and climate change in Indonesia
p. 2259 | Andini, Ade; Bonnet, Sébastien; Rousset, Patrick; Hasanudin, Udin
doi: 10.18520/cs/v115/i12/2259-2266

Assessment of co-contamination in soil samples from agricultural areas in and around Lucknow city, Uttar Pradesh, India
p. 2267 | Ratnakar, Arpna; ., Shikha
doi: 10.18520/cs/v115/i12/2267-2274

Growth profile of Chaetoceros sp. and its steady state behaviour with change in initial inoculum size: a modelling approach
p. 2275 | Kundu, Sayani; Mukherjee, Joyita; Yeasmin, Farhana; Basu, Samarpita; Chattopadhyay, Joydev; Ray, Santanu; Bhattacharya, Sabyasachi
doi: 10.18520/cs/v115/i12/2275-2286

Research Communications
Synthetic modulation including structure establishment, antiproliferative activity of some p-aryl substituted (Z)-2-cyanoethylideneacetohydrazides, and their structure activity relationship
p. 2287 | Chowrasia, Deepak; Sharma, Nisha; Kumar, Ajay; Arshad, Md; Siddiqui, Sahabjada; Jafri, Asif; Rahis, Juhi
doi: 10.18520/cs/v115/i12/2287-2290

Absolute age evidence of Early to Middle Ordovician volcanism in Peninsular Malaysia
p. 2291 | Quek, Long Xiang; Ghani, Azman A.; Lai, Yu-Ming; Lee, Hao-Yang; Saidin, Mokhtar; Roselee, Muhammad Hatta; Badruldin, Muhammad Hafifi; Hassan, Meor H. Amir; Aziz, Jasmi Hafiz Abdul; Ng, Tham Fatt; Ali, Muhammad Afiq Muhammad; Zulkifley, Mohamad Tarmizi Mohamad
doi: 10.18520/cs/v115/i12/2291-2296

Late Pleistocene relative sea-level changes from Saurashtra, west coast of India
p. 2297 | Prizomwala, S. P.; Yadav, Gunjan; Bhatt, Nilesh; Sharma, Komal
doi: 10.18520/cs/v115/i12/2297-2301

Mesoscale model compatible IRS-P6 AWiFS-derived land use/land cover of Indian region
p. 2301 | Gharai, Biswadip; Rao, P. V. N.; Dutt, C. B. S.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v115/i12/2301-2306

Development of a bird habitat resource classification scheme based on vegetation structure analysis
p. 2307 | Lee, Peter S.; Mackey, Brendan G.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v115/i12/2307-2315

Fruit predation and adaptive strategies of Garcinia imberti, an endangered species of southern Western Ghats
p. 2315 | Anto, M.; Jothish, P. S.; Angala, M.; Anilkumar, C.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v115/i12/2315-2321

Trash on the menu: patterns of animal visitation and foraging behaviour at garbage dumps
p. 2322 | Katlam, Gitanjali; Prasad, Soumya; Aggarwal, Mohit; Kumar, Raman
doi: 10.18520/cs/v115/i12/2322-2326

Book Reviews
Glimpses of Soliton Theory: The Algebra and Geometry of Nonlinear PDEs, Vol. 54, Alex Kasman
p. 2327 | Prasad, Phoolan

Introduction to Sustainable Development, Martin J. Ossewaarde
p. 2330 | Kesavan, P. C.

Health Care and Environmental Contamination. Alistair B. A. Boxall and Rai S. Kookana (eds)
p. 2332 | Aithal, Bharath Haridas

Personal News
Birendra Bijoy Biswas (1928–2018)
p. 2334 | Majumder, Arun Lahiri

Historical Notes
Plant lists from ‘olde’ Madras (1698–1703)
p. 2336 | Raman, Anantanarayanan

Institutional Members
List of Institutional Members
p. 2342

p. 2349

Call for Abstracts - Water Future Conference
p. 2352

Ramalingaswami Re-entry Fellowship
p. 2353

National Biopharma Mission - Department of Biotechnology
p. 2354

International Conference on Genome Biology and Host Defence: Bacteria to Mammals - Madurai Kamaraj University
p. 2355

Science Academies’ Refresher Course on ‘Plant Taxonomy, Phytogeography and Ecology’
p. 2356

Science Academies’ Refresher Course on ‘Foundations in Plant and Animal Biology’
p. 2357

Science Academies’ Refresher Course on ‘Modern Biotechnology Tools for Sustainable Agriculture’
p. 2358

Call for Proposals for Scientific Research in the Arctic Region (2019–2020)
p. 2359

Junior Research Fellow - Madras Diabetes Research Foundation
p. 2359

Extension Officer (Scientist) - Sálim Ali Centre for Ornithology and Natural History
p. 2359

Senior Research Fellow - International Institute of Biotechnology and Toxicology
p. 2360

Training Workshop on using IBIN Database for Conservation and Management of Forest Resources - Department of Biotechnology, Government of India, New Delhi
p. 2360

Science Academies’ Refresher Course on Analysis
p. 2361

Ph.D. Program - Chettinad Research Fellowship
p. 2362

Junior Research Fellow - Rajalakshmi Engineering College
p. 2362

Sastra-Ramanujan Award Winner 2018
p. 2363

Free ACS Programs and Training for Students and Researchers
p. 2364

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