Current Science

Current Science

Publisher: Current Science Association
Editor: R.Srinivasan
Online ISSN: , Print ISSN: 0011-3891
Frequency: Fortnightly


Current Science, published every fortnight by the Association, in collaboration with the Indian Academy of Sciences, is the leading interdisciplinary science journal from India. It was started in 1932 by the then stalwarts of Indian science such as CV Raman, Birbal Sahni, Meghnad Saha, Martin Foster and S.S. Bhatnagar. In 2011, the journal completed one hundred volumes. The journal is intended as a medium for communication and discussion of important issues that concern science and scientific activities. Besides full length research articles and shorter research communications, the journal publishes review articles, scientific correspondence and commentaries, news and views, comments on recently published research papers, opinions on scientific activity, articles on universities, Indian laboratories and institutions, interviews with scientists, personal information, book reviews, etc. It is also a forum to discuss issues and problems faced by science and scientists and an effective medium of interaction among scientists in the country and abroad. Current Science is read by a large community of scientists and the circulation has been continuously going up.

Table of Contents

Vol 120, No 2 (2021)

In this Issue

In this issue
K. P. Madhu
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v120/i2/246-246 ,  Vol 120, No 2 (2021), Pagination: 246-246
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Guest Editorial

Addressing Resilience to Cyclones – A Perspective
Shailesh Nayak
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v120/i2/247-248 ,  Vol 120, No 2 (2021), Pagination: 247-248
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microplastics Pollution Pathways to Groundwater in India
Rakesh Kumar, Prabhakar Sharma
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v120/i2/249-251 ,  Vol 120, No 2 (2021), Pagination: 249-251
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France Honours Rohini Godbole with ‘Ordre National du Mérite’
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v120/i2/251-251 ,  Vol 120, No 2 (2021), Pagination: 251-251
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Current Science Reports
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v120/i2/252-255 ,  Vol 120, No 2 (2021), Pagination: 252-255
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Is Polypill A Stroke Of Luck For Cardiac Patients?
Arjun R. Krishnan
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v120/i2/256-257 ,  Vol 120, No 2 (2021), Pagination: 256-257
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Modelling Atmospheric–Oceanic Processes For Weather And Climate Extremes
Manju Mohan, Sandeep Sukumaran, Vimlesh Pant, Ravi Kumar Kunchala, Julian Hunt
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v120/i2/257-259 ,  Vol 120, No 2 (2021), Pagination: 257-259
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Spermatogonial Stem-Cell Transplantation: An Alternative Approach For Transgenesis in Farm Animals
Ankur Sharma, A. Kumaresan, M. S. Chauhan
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v120/i2/260-261 ,  Vol 120, No 2 (2021), Pagination: 260-261
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Wheat Blast Readiness of the Indian Wheat Sector
S. K. Bishnoi, Sudheer Kumar, G. P. Singh
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v120/i2/262-263 ,  Vol 120, No 2 (2021), Pagination: 262-263
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Biotic Stresses Of Agricultural Crops in India: Re-Visiting National Status And Mitigation Strategies
J. Kumar, R. K. Murali-Baskaran, S. K. Jain, P. N. Sivalingam, A. Dixit, J. Mallikarjuna, P. K. Ghosh
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v120/i2/264-265 ,  Vol 120, No 2 (2021), Pagination: 264-265
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Scientific Correspondance

COVID-19 Endemicity: A Taste of the Future
T. Jacob John, M. S. Seshadri
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v120/i2/266-267 ,  Vol 120, No 2 (2021), Pagination: 266-267
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Does India Have the Invasive Brown Marmorated Stink Bug, Halyomorpha Halys (Stål)
S. Salini, K. J. David, M. Pratheepa
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v120/i2/268-269 ,  Vol 120, No 2 (2021), Pagination: 268-269
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Kaabar Tal, Bihar’s First Ramsar Site: Status, Challenges And Recommendations
Manudeo Singh, Rajiv Sinha
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v120/i2/270-272 ,  Vol 120, No 2 (2021), Pagination: 270-272
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National Surveillance Programme For Aquatic Animal Diseases – A Stepping Stone For Establishing Disease Governance System In India
Neeraj Sood, Pravata K. Pradhan, T. Raja Swaminathan, Gaurav Rathore, J. K. Jena, Kuldeep K. Lal
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v120/i2/273-277 ,  Vol 120, No 2 (2021), Pagination: 273-277
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Horticultural Nurseries and Nematode Dissemination
K. Poornima, R. K. Walia
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v120/i2/278-284 ,  Vol 120, No 2 (2021), Pagination: 278-284
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K. Krishna Moorthy, S. Suresh Babu, B. V. Krishna Murthy, J. Srinivasan
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v120/i2/285-286 ,  Vol 120, No 2 (2021), Pagination: 285-286
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Impact of Lockdown-Related Reduction in Anthropogenic Emissions on Aerosol Characteristics in the Megacity, Bengaluru
A. Ajay, K. Krishna Moorthy, S. K. Satheesh, G. Ilavazhagan
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v120/i2/287-295 ,  Vol 120, No 2 (2021), Pagination: 287-295
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Impacts Of Reduced Anthropogenic Activities On Black Carbon Concentration And Related Atmospheric Parameters At An Urban Metropolis Near The Land Ocean Boundary During COVID-19 Pandemic
Soumyajyoti Jana, Gargi Rakshit, Animesh Maitra
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v120/i2/296-303 ,  Vol 120, No 2 (2021), Pagination: 296-303
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Ambient Fine Particulate Matter Pollution Over the Megacity Delhi, India: An Impact Of COVID-19 Lockdown
M. Arunkumar, S. Dhanakumar
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v120/i2/304-312 ,  Vol 120, No 2 (2021), Pagination: 304-312
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Variation Of Black Carbon And Particulate Matter In Bhubaneswar During The Pre-monsoon: Possible Impact Of Meteorology And COVID-19 Lockdown
Jyotishree Nath, Subhasmita Panda, Satya S. Patra, Boopathy Ramasamy, Trupti Das
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v120/i2/313-321 ,  Vol 120, No 2 (2021), Pagination: 313-321
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Impact of Lockdown Due to COVID-19 Outbreak on O3 and its Precursor Gases, PM and BC Over Northeast India
Binita Pathak, Pradip Kumar Bhuyan, Arshini Saikia, Kalyan Bhuyan, P. Ajay, Sankar Jyoti Nath, Shyam Lochan Bora
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v120/i2/322-331 ,  Vol 120, No 2 (2021), Pagination: 322-331
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Impact Assessment of Change in Anthropogenic Emissions Due to Lockdown On Aerosol Characteristics In A Rural Location
A. Ajay, K. Krishna Moorthy, S. K. Satheesh, G. Ilavazhagan
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v120/i2/332-340 ,  Vol 120, No 2 (2021), Pagination: 332-340
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Response of Ambient BC Concentration Across the Indian Region to the Nation-Wide Lockdown: Results from the ARFINET Measurements of ISRO-GBP
Mukunda M. Gogoi, S. Suresh Babu, B. S. Arun, K. Krishna Moorthy, A. Ajay, P. Ajay, Arun Suryavanshi, Arup Borgohain, Anirban Guha, Atiba Shaikh, Binita Pathak, Biswadip Gharai, Boopathy Ramasamy, G. Balakrishnaiah, Harilal B. Menon, Jagdish Chandra Kuniyal, Jayabala Krishnan, K. Rama Gopal, M. Maheswari, Manish Naja, Parminder Kaur, Pradip K. Bhuyan, Pratima Gupta, Prayagraj Singh, Priyanka Srivastava, R. S. Singh, Ranjit Kumar, Shantanu Rastogi, Shyam Sundar Kundu, Sobhan Kumar Kompalli, Subhasmita Panda, Tandule Chakradhar Rao, Trupti Das, Yogesh Kant
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v120/i2/341-351 ,  Vol 120, No 2 (2021), Pagination: 341-351
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Dominance of Natural Aerosols Over India In Pre-Monsoon: Inferences From the Lockdown Effects
S. S. Prijith, J. Srinivasulu, M. V. R. Sesha Sai
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v120/i2/352-359 ,  Vol 120, No 2 (2021), Pagination: 352-359
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Effect Of SARS-CoV-2 Pandemic Induced Lockdown On The Aerosol Loading Over The Coastal State, Goa
Atiba A. Shaikh, Avirup Sen, Harilal B. Menon
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v120/i2/360-367 ,  Vol 120, No 2 (2021), Pagination: 360-367
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Effect of COVID-19 Lockdown on the Spatio-temporal Distribution of Nitrogen Dioxide Over India
Shuchita Srivastava, Asfa Siddiqui, D. Mitra, Prakash Chauhan
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v120/i2/368-375 ,  Vol 120, No 2 (2021), Pagination: 368-375
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Impact Of COVID-19 Lockdown On Surface Ozone Build-up at an Urban Site In Western India Based On Photochemical Box Modelling
Meghna Soni, Narendra Ojha, Imran Girach
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v120/i2/376-381 ,  Vol 120, No 2 (2021), Pagination: 376-381
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Chronology of Coastal Dune Ridges in Vaigai Prodelta Region, Southeastern Tamil Nadu, India
S. Sathiyaseelan, D. K. Panda, D. Banerjee, D. Ramesh, A. D. Shukla
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v120/i2/382-388 ,  Vol 120, No 2 (2021), Pagination: 382-388
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Computational Studies of Mycorrhizal Protein: GiHsp60 and Its Interaction With Soil Organic Matter
Dipti Mothay, K. V. Ramesh
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v120/i2/389-397 ,  Vol 120, No 2 (2021), Pagination: 389-397
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Integrating State-of-the-Art in silico Tools With Molecular Docking to Predict the Impact of the Most Deleterious Amino Acid Substitutions on TRAPPC6A Protein
Mohammed Baqur S. Al-Shuhaib, Jafar M. B. Al-Shuhaib
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v120/i2/398-405 ,  Vol 120, No 2 (2021), Pagination: 398-405
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Assessment Of Germination Time of Finger Millet for Value Addition in Functional Foods
Ashwani Kumar, Amarjeet Kaur, Kritika Gupta, Yogesh Gat, Vikas Kumar
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v120/i2/406-413 ,  Vol 120, No 2 (2021), Pagination: 406-413
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Estimation of Dielectric Properties of Clay Loam and Silty Soil With Different Salinity Levels Over Low Frequency Range
Virendrakumar N. Patel, Prahalad D. Chaudhary, Vipin A. Rana, Deepak H. Gadani
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v120/i2/414-422 ,  Vol 120, No 2 (2021), Pagination: 414-422
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Enhanced Insecticide-resistance Spectrum in Green Lacewing Predator, Chrysoperla zastrowi sillemi (strain PTS-8) And Its Potential Role In The Management Of Sucking Pests Of Cotton
M. Ashwini, M. Mohan, G. Sivakumar, T. Venkatesan
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v120/i2/423-428 ,  Vol 120, No 2 (2021), Pagination: 423-428
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Space-Based Observation of a High-Altitude Red-Coloured Glacial Lake in Ladakh, Northwest Himalaya, India
Pratima Pandey, Prakash Chauhan, S. Nawaz Ali, Mamta Chauhan
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v120/i2/429-431 ,  Vol 120, No 2 (2021), Pagination: 429-431
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Occurrence of Cassava Mealybug, Phenacoccus manihoti Matile-Ferrero (Pseudococcidae: Hemiptera), A New Invasive Pest on Cassava in India and Prospects for its Classical Biological Control
M. Sampathkumar, M. Mohan, A. N. Shylesha, Sunil Joshi, T. Venkatesan, Ankita Gupta, S. Vennila, S. R. Venkatachalam, M. Vijayakumar, Madhu Subramanian, M. Yoganayagi, T. R. Ashika, N. Bakthavatsalam
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v120/i2/432-435 ,  Vol 120, No 2 (2021), Pagination: 432-435
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Book Reviews

Nature Strange and Beautiful: How Living Beings Evolved and Made the Earth a Home
Sutirth Dey
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v120/i2/436-437 ,  Vol 120, No 2 (2021), Pagination: 436-437
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Annual Review of Biophysics, 2020
Somnath Dutta
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v120/i2/437-439 ,  Vol 120, No 2 (2021), Pagination: 437-439
ABSTRACT |  PDF Abstract Views: 33  |  PDF Views: 1