Current Science
A Fortnightly Journal of Research
ISSN 0011-3891
Volume 121 - Issue 03: 10 Aug, 2021
In this Issue
In this issue
p. 0338

Guest Editorial
Challenges in Indian higher education
p. 0339 | Singh, Vinod K.

Current Science Reports
p. 0341

KSTA’s policy paper on ‘Revamping Science Education in Karnataka’
p. 0345 | Ayyappan, S.

Structure of Indian science: a re-appraisal
p. 0346 | Vijayan, M.

The Pesticide Management Bill 2020
p. 0348 | Kumar, A. D. Dileep; Reddy, D. Narasimha

Scientific Correspondence
The oldest Birch tree in the Western Himalaya depicting signature of major climatic events of the recent era in its tree rings
p. 0350 | Dhyani, Rupesh; Bhattacharyya, Amalava; Rawal, Ranbeer Singh

General Articles
Adapting an inquiry-based approach for undergraduate chemistry laboratory courses: an exploratory study
p. 0354 | Varadarajan, Sujatha; Ladage, Savita
doi: 10.18520/cs/v121/i3/354-359

Review Articles
Multiple risk factors contribute to childhood stunting in Karnataka, India
p. 0360 | Raj, Srilakshmi M.; Ekanayake, Ruwanthi; Bhat, Meenakshi; Kadandale, Jayarama; Pingali, Prabhu L.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v121/i3/360-364

Research Articles
Forecasting sector-wise electricity consumption for India using various regression models
p. 0365 | Rekhade, Renuka; Sakhare, D. K.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v121/i3/365-371

Assessing the energy efficiency practices in cities across the world
p. 0372 | Vijayan, Manas; Patil, Akshay; Kapse, Vijay; Bahadure, Sarika
doi: 10.18520/cs/v121/i3/372-383

Sentinel-2 images for effective mapping of soil salinity in agricultural fields
p. 0384 | Al-Gaadi, Khalid A.; Tola, ElKamil; Madugundu, Rangaswamy; Fulleros, Ronnel B.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v121/i3/384-390

Unambiguous detection of OH and H2O on the Moon from Chandrayaan-2 Imaging Infrared Spectrometer reflectance data using 3 μm hydration feature
p. 0391 | Chauhan, Prakash; Chauhan, Mamta; Verma, Prabhakar A.; Sharma, Supriya; Bhattacharya, Satadru; Dagar, Aditya Kumar; Amitabh; Patil, Abhishek N.; Parashar, Ajay Kumar; Kumar, Ankush; Desai, Nilesh; Karidhal, Ritu; Kumar, A. S. Kiran
doi: 10.18520/cs/v121/i3/391-401

Prediction of wheat yield using spectral reflectance indices under different tillage, residue and nitrogen management practices
p. 0402 | Adak, Sujan; Bandyopadhyay, K. K.; Sahoo, R. N.; Mridha, N.; Shrivastava, M.; Purakayastha, T. J.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v121/i3/402-413

Carbonates from the Palaeoproterozoic Sleemanabad Formation, Mahakoshal basin, Central India
p. 0414 | Sharma, Aditi; Chakraborty, Partha Pratim
doi: 10.18520/cs/v121/i3/414-421

Native shade trees aid bird conservation in tea plantations in southern India
p. 0421 | Raman, T. R. Shankar; Gonsalves, Chayant; Jeganathan, P.; Mudappa, Divya

Research Communications
Restoration of old genus name Penaeus based on molecular phylogenetic affiliations using complete mitochondrial genome
p. 0423 | Balasubramanian, C. P.; Katneni, V. K.; Shekhar, M. S.; Kumar, Ashok; Vijayan, K. K.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v121/i3/423-428

Transformation of arsenic by indigenous soil microbes as affected by phosphorus and arsenic
p. 0428 | Das, Suvo Kr.; Das, Shaon Kumar
doi: 10.18520/cs/v121/i3/428-434

Book Reviews
Fish Nutrition and its Relevance to Human Health. A. S. Ninawe, J. R. Dhanze, R. Dhanze and S. T. Indulkar
p. 0435 | Diwan, A. D.

Personal News
M. S. Narasimhan (1932–2021)
p. 0437 | Ramadas, T. R.

M. S. Narasimhan (1932–2021)
p. 0438 | Ramanan, S.

Gade Padmanabham (1964–2021)
p. 0439 | Raju, D. R. Prasada; Rao, Tata Narasinga

Historical Notes
Gopinath Kartha and the birth of chemical crystallography in India
p. 0441 | Balaram, P.

Heads of Research Institutions, Universities, Medical and Pharmaceutical Colleges of India - SUN Pharma
p. 0448

Young Nanoscientist India Award 2021 Winner Announcement - Nanotechnology Forum for Indian Scientists
p. 0449

Awards - Maharashtra Association for the Cultivation of Science
p. 0450

University Research Fellowships - Vinayaka Mission’s Research Foundation
p. 0450

Junior Research Fellowship and and Technical Assistant - Anna University
p. 0450

Post-Doctoral Fellowship - Physical Research Laboratory
p. 0451

Doctoral Programme 2021 - Nature Conservation Foundation
p. 0451

Junior Research Fellow - Shriram Institute for Industrial Research
p. 0451

Research Associate/Post-Doctoral Fellow - Gangadhar Meher University
p. 0451

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