Current Science

Current Science

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

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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 118, No 10 (2020)

In this Issue

In this Issue
K. P. Madhu
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v118/i10/1482-1482 ,  Vol 118, No 10 (2020), Pagination: 1482-1482
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Editorial

A Tale of Two Views:Why are Scientists Polarized?
R. Uma Shaanker
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v118/i10/1483-1484 ,  Vol 118, No 10 (2020), Pagination: 1483-1484
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News

Brainstorming on the Future of the Highly Threatened Medicinal Plants of the Western Himalaya, India
Manisha Mathela, Himanshu Bargali, Monika Sharma, Rupali Sharma, Amit Kumar
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v118/i10/1485-1486 ,  Vol 118, No 10 (2020), Pagination: 1485-1486
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Opinion

Critical Zone:An Emerging Research Area for Sustainability
Paras R. Pujari, V. Jain, V. Singh, K. Sreelash, S. Dhyani, M. Nema, P. Verma, R. Kumar, S. Jain, M. Sekhar
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v118/i10/1487-1488 ,  Vol 118, No 10 (2020), Pagination: 1487-1488
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Commentary

Hydroxychloroquine: A Relatively Obscure Antimalarial Takes Centre Stage in COVID-19
Govindarajan Padmanaban, Viswanathan Arun Nagaraj
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v118/i10/1489-1491 ,  Vol 118, No 10 (2020), Pagination: 1489-1491
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Scientific Correspondance

Presence of Air Cavities in Pods of an Endemic Legume Crotalaria pusilla Dc. (Leguminosae, Papilionoideae)
Shweta Subramaniam, Shabir A. Rather, Shagun Danda, Arun K. Pandey
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v118/i10/1492-1493 ,  Vol 118, No 10 (2020), Pagination: 1492-1493
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Cry Toxin Expression in Bt-Cotton Hybrid Seeds:Impact on ‘refuge-in-Bag’ Strategy for Managing Resistance in Bollworms
K. Muralimohan, H. M. Mahesh
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v118/i10/1494-1495 ,  Vol 118, No 10 (2020), Pagination: 1494-1495
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General Article

Who Should Certify the Sustainability of Our Fisheries? A Property Rights Perspective on Ecolabelling
C. Ramachandran, Shinoj Parappurathu
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v118/i10/1496-1499 ,  Vol 118, No 10 (2020), Pagination: 1496-1499
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Rare Diseases in India:Time for Cure-Driven Policy Initiatives and Action
Anjali Taneja, L. S. Shashidhara, Alok Bhattacharya
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v118/i10/1500-1506 ,  Vol 118, No 10 (2020), Pagination: 1500-1506
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Review Article

Na1/2Bi1/2TiO3-Based Lead-Free Piezoceramics: A Review of Structure–property Correlation
Rajeev Ranjan
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v118/i10/1507-1519 ,  Vol 118, No 10 (2020), Pagination: 1507-1519
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High-Entropy Materials:Critical Review and Way Forward
Nilesh P. Gurao, Krishanu Biswas
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v118/i10/1520-1539 ,  Vol 118, No 10 (2020), Pagination: 1520-1539
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Biopolymer Based Hydrogels for Arsenic Removal
Shabnam Pathan, Suryasarathi Bose
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v118/i10/1540-1546 ,  Vol 118, No 10 (2020), Pagination: 1540-1546
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Research Articles

Critical Analysis of Process Cycle by Numerical Modelling for Faster Development of Drives in Hard-Rock Underground Mine–A Case Study
K. K. Rao, B. S. Choudhary, Ajay Ghade, Chandrahas
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v118/i10/1547-1556 ,  Vol 118, No 10 (2020), Pagination: 1547-1556
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Co-Authorship Network in Cardiology Research Studies:Case Study of Iranian Output
Eskrootchi Rogheyeh, Ashoori Mhranjani Forouzan, Shahrabi Farahani Helia, Mayank Yuvaraj
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v118/i10/1557-1562 ,  Vol 118, No 10 (2020), Pagination: 1557-1562
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Mapping Spatial Relationship of Van Panchayats ad Forest Fire of 2019 in Almora District, Uttarakhand
Stutee Gupta, Shikha Anand, Vishesh Mathur, K. M. Reddy, T. Ravisankar
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v118/i10/1563-1568 ,  Vol 118, No 10 (2020), Pagination: 1563-1568
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Geometric Characteristics of Slope Toppling Failure and its Interpretation
Jiayuan Cao, Fengshan Ma, Jiamo Xu, Jie Guo, Rong Lu
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v118/i10/1569-1574 ,  Vol 118, No 10 (2020), Pagination: 1569-1574
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The Impact of Crop Diversification Towards High-Value Crops on Economic Welfare of Agricultural Households in Eastern India
A. R. Anuja, Anjani Kumar, Sunil Saroj, K. N. Singh
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v118/i10/1575-1582 ,  Vol 118, No 10 (2020), Pagination: 1575-1582
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Nanoformulated CPMSN Biomaterial Regulates Proinflammatory Cytokines to Heal Wounds and Kills Drug-Resistant Bacteria
Chandran Murugan, Manickam Rajkumar, Nagarajan Kanipandian, Ramasundaram Thangaraj, Karuppaiya Vimala, Soundarapandian Kannan
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v118/i10/1583-1591 ,  Vol 118, No 10 (2020), Pagination: 1583-1591
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Research Communications

An Appraisal of Recent Earthquake Activity in Palghar Region, Maharashtra, India
D. Srinagesh, Dhiraj Kumar Singh, G. Vikas, B. Naresh, Sunil Roy, Y. V. V. B. S. N. Murthy, P. Solomon Raju, G. Suresh, Prantik Mandal, A. N. S. Sharma, M. Shekar, V. M. Tiwari
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v118/i10/1592-1598 ,  Vol 118, No 10 (2020), Pagination: 1592-1598
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Inheritance of Fruitinghabit Traits in Chilli (Capsicum annuum L.)
C. Anilkumar, A. Mohan Rao, S. Ramesh, B. Bhavani, Pranesh
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v118/i10/1598-1602 ,  Vol 118, No 10 (2020), Pagination: 1598-1602
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Ladybird, Menochilus Sexmaculatus (Fabricius) Can Survive o Oophagy but with Altered Fitness than Aphidophagy
Shashwat Singh, Geetanjali Mishra, Omkar
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v118/i10/1602-1608 ,  Vol 118, No 10 (2020), Pagination: 1602-1608
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Antimicrobial Activity of Indian Meal Moth Silk, Plodia interpunctella
Olgica Stefanovic, Filip Vukajlovic, Tamara Mladenovic, Dragana Predojevic, Ljiljana Comic, Snežana B. Pesic
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v118/i10/1609-1614 ,  Vol 118, No 10 (2020), Pagination: 1609-1614
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In situ Observation of Scorpionfish in Seagrass Meadows of he Gulf of Mannar, India
R. Jeyabaskaran, S. Lavanya, Shelton Padua, V. Kripa
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v118/i10/1615-1620 ,  Vol 118, No 10 (2020), Pagination: 1615-1620
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Book Reviews

Applied Evaluative Informetrics
Subbiah Arunachalam
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v118/i10/1621-1622 ,  Vol 118, No 10 (2020), Pagination: 1621-1622
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Annual Review of Entomology, 2019
S. Ignacimuthu
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v118/i10/1622-1623 ,  Vol 118, No 10 (2020), Pagination: 1622-1623
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Personal News

P. W. Anderson (1923–2020)
G. Baskaran, V. N. Muthukumar, K. A. Muttalib, T. V. Ramakrishnan
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v118/i10/1624-1627 ,  Vol 118, No 10 (2020), Pagination: 1624-1627
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M. C. Wani (1925–2020)
Nisheeth Desai, Anamik K. Shah
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v118/i10/1628-1629 ,  Vol 118, No 10 (2020), Pagination: 1628-1629
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