Current Science

Current Science

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

Description:

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 8 (2020)

In this Issue

In this Issue
K. P. Madhu
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v118/i8/1146-1146 ,  Vol 118, No 8 (2020), Pagination: 1146-1146
ABSTRACT |  PDF Abstract Views: 1  |  PDF Views: 0

Editorial

Pandemics and Climate Change
J. Srinivasan
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v118/i8/1147-1148 ,  Vol 118, No 8 (2020), Pagination: 1147-1148
ABSTRACT |  PDF Abstract Views: 1  |  PDF Views: 0

Correspondence

Novel Coronavirus Epidemic:New Dimension for Disaster Management and Health Resilience
Atisha Sood, Anjali Barwal, Anil K. Gupta, Jugal Kishore
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v118/i8/1149-1150 ,  Vol 118, No 8 (2020), Pagination: 1149-1150
ABSTRACT |  PDF Abstract Views: 1  |  PDF Views: 0
Coronavirus:A Novel Threat and ICT-Based Mitigation
Partha Pratim Ray, Poulami Majumder
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v118/i8/1150-1151 ,  Vol 118, No 8 (2020), Pagination: 1150-1151
ABSTRACT |  PDF Abstract Views: 1  |  PDF Views: 0
Litchi is Safe and Harmless in Normal Individuals
T. Jacob John, Mukul Das, Abhirup Sarkar
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v118/i8/1152-1152 ,  Vol 118, No 8 (2020), Pagination: 1152-1152
ABSTRACT |  PDF Abstract Views: 1  |  PDF Views: 0

News

Science Last Fortnight
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v118/i8/1153-1156 ,  Vol 118, No 8 (2020), Pagination: 1153-1156
ABSTRACT |  PDF Abstract Views: 1  |  PDF Views: 0

Opinion

Membrane Cholesterol and SARS-CoV-2 Infection:A Possible Connection
Hirak Chakraborty
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v118/i8/1157-1157 ,  Vol 118, No 8 (2020), Pagination: 1157-1157
ABSTRACT |  PDF Abstract Views: 1  |  PDF Views: 0

Commentary

Ayurveda Rasayana in Prophylaxis of Covid-19
Bhushan Patwardhan, Preeti Chavan-Gautam, Manish Gautam, Girish Tillu, Arvind Chopra, Sunil Gairola, Suresh Jadhav
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v118/i8/1158-1160 ,  Vol 118, No 8 (2020), Pagination: 1158-1160
ABSTRACT |  PDF Abstract Views: 1  |  PDF Views: 0

Scientific Correspondance

Structure and Genetic Variability of New Populations of Amentotaxus assamica in the Eastern Himalaya, India
N. Lyngdoh, S. Chakraborty, G. Ravikanth, A. A. Mao, A. K. Pandey
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v118/i8/1161-1162 ,  Vol 118, No 8 (2020), Pagination: 1161-1162
ABSTRACT |  PDF Abstract Views: 1  |  PDF Views: 0

General Article

Micro-Irrigation Development in India: Challenges and Strategies
A. Suresh, Manoj P. Samuel
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v118/i8/1163-1168 ,  Vol 118, No 8 (2020), Pagination: 1163-1168
ABSTRACT |  PDF Abstract Views: 1  |  PDF Views: 0
Field Dependence of Citation Data Validation of Premier Peer-Review Decisions in India
Gangan Prathap
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v118/i8/1169-1172 ,  Vol 118, No 8 (2020), Pagination: 1169-1172
ABSTRACT |  PDF Abstract Views: 1  |  PDF Views: 0

SPECIAL SECTION: VIKRAM SARABHAI BIRTH CENTENARY

Foreword
K. Kasturirangan
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v118/i8/1173-1176 ,  Vol 118, No 8 (2020), Pagination: 1173-1176
ABSTRACT |  PDF Abstract Views: 1  |  PDF Views: 0
Scientist, Businessman, Visionary Institution Builder
E. V. Chitnis
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v118/i8/1177-1179 ,  Vol 118, No 8 (2020), Pagination: 1177-1179
ABSTRACT |  PDF Abstract Views: 1  |  PDF Views: 0
There is Nobody to be Ruled
Praful D. Bhavsar
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v118/i8/1180-1181 ,  Vol 118, No 8 (2020), Pagination: 1180-1181
ABSTRACT |  PDF Abstract Views: 1  |  PDF Views: 0
Tribute to Vikram Sarabhai
C. N. R. Rao
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v118/i8/1182 ,  Vol 118, No 8 (2020), Pagination: 1182
ABSTRACT |  PDF Abstract Views: 1  |  PDF Views: 0
Vikram Sarabhai–A Scientist’s Scientist
M. S. Swaminathan
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v118/i8/1183 ,  Vol 118, No 8 (2020), Pagination: 1183
ABSTRACT |  PDF Abstract Views: 1  |  PDF Views: 0
Vikram Sarabhai–Visionary Motivator
Pramod Kale
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v118/i8/1184-1187 ,  Vol 118, No 8 (2020), Pagination: 1184-1187
ABSTRACT |  PDF Abstract Views: 1  |  PDF Views: 0
My Reminisces of Interaction with Vikram Sarabhai
Govind Swarup
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v118/i8/1188-1189 ,  Vol 118, No 8 (2020), Pagination: 1188-1189
ABSTRACT |  PDF Abstract Views: 1  |  PDF Views: 0
The Man with Big Ears, and Big Dreams that Took India to the Moon
Amrita Shah
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v118/i8/1190 ,  Vol 118, No 8 (2020), Pagination: 1190
ABSTRACT |  PDF Abstract Views: 1  |  PDF Views: 0
Vikram Sarabhai:His Vision for the Development of Atomic Energy in India
R. B. Grover, M. R. Srinivasan
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v118/i8/1191-1195 ,  Vol 118, No 8 (2020), Pagination: 1191-1195
ABSTRACT |  PDF Abstract Views: 1  |  PDF Views: 0
Sowing the Seeds of an Indian Fusion Programme– An Untold Legacy of Vikram Sarabhai
Abhijit Sen
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v118/i8/1196-1198 ,  Vol 118, No 8 (2020), Pagination: 1196-1198
ABSTRACT |  PDF Abstract Views: 1  |  PDF Views: 0
Vikram Sarabhai:His Vision of India as a Space Power and its Fulfilment
R. Aravamudan
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v118/i8/1199-1202 ,  Vol 118, No 8 (2020), Pagination: 1199-1202
ABSTRACT |  PDF Abstract Views: 1  |  PDF Views: 0
Vikram Sarabhai: Science in Developing Countries
Kartikeya V. Sarabhai, Padmanabh Joshi
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v118/i8/1203-1206 ,  Vol 118, No 8 (2020), Pagination: 1203-1206
ABSTRACT |  PDF Abstract Views: 1  |  PDF Views: 0
Propagating and Practising ‘horizontal Control’: Vikram Sarabhai, Management and American Social Science
Joseph Francombe
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v118/i8/1207-1212 ,  Vol 118, No 8 (2020), Pagination: 1207-1212
ABSTRACT |  PDF Abstract Views: 1  |  PDF Views: 0
Vikram a Sarabhai Community Science Centre
Dilip Surkar
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v118/i8/1213-1214 ,  Vol 118, No 8 (2020), Pagination: 1213-1214
ABSTRACT |  PDF Abstract Views: 1  |  PDF Views: 0
Photo Gallery
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v118/i8/1215-1218 ,  Vol 118, No 8 (2020), Pagination: 1215-1218
ABSTRACT |  PDF Abstract Views: 1  |  PDF Views: 0

Research Articles

Nitrous Oxide Emissions from Turfgrass Lawns as a Result of Fertilizer Application:A Meta-Analysis of Available Literature
Neesha Dutt, Tushar Tanwar
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v118/i8/1219-1226 ,  Vol 118, No 8 (2020), Pagination: 1219-1226
ABSTRACT |  PDF Abstract Views: 1  |  PDF Views: 0
Parameter Uncertainty in HEC-RAS 1D CSU Scour Model
Praveen Rathod, V. L. Manekar
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v118/i8/1227-1234 ,  Vol 118, No 8 (2020), Pagination: 1227-1234
ABSTRACT |  PDF Abstract Views: 1  |  PDF Views: 0
Impact of Climate Variability and Change on Crop Production in Maharashtra, India
Saurabh M. Kelkar, Ashwini Kulkarni, K. Koteswara Rao
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v118/i8/1235-1245 ,  Vol 118, No 8 (2020), Pagination: 1235-1245
ABSTRACT |  PDF Abstract Views: 1  |  PDF Views: 0
Site-suitability Analysis for Turmeric in Jaintia Hills of Meghalaya, India, using Analytical Hierarchical Process and Weighted Overlay Analysis:A Comparative Approach
Ashu Negi, Tapan Adhikari, Chandan Goswami, B. K. Handique, P. L. N. Raju
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v118/i8/1246-1254 ,  Vol 118, No 8 (2020), Pagination: 1246-1254
ABSTRACT |  PDF Abstract Views: 1  |  PDF Views: 0
Control of an Irrigation Branch Canal using Model Predictive Controller
Jailakshmi Menon, B. V. Mudgal, M. Guruprasath, S. Sivalingam
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v118/i8/1255-1264 ,  Vol 118, No 8 (2020), Pagination: 1255-1264
ABSTRACT |  PDF Abstract Views: 1  |  PDF Views: 0
Performance Evaluation of Anaerobic Baffled Biodigester for Treatment of Black Water
Ligy Philip, K. Kalaivani, Praveen Rosario, Vamsi Krishna, S. SriShalini
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v118/i8/1265-1274 ,  Vol 118, No 8 (2020), Pagination: 1265-1274
ABSTRACT |  PDF Abstract Views: 1  |  PDF Views: 0

Research Communications

Detection and Mapping of Seagrass Meadows at Ritchie’s Archipelago using Sentinel 2A Satellite Imagery
Sharad Bayyana, Satish Pawar, Swapnali Gole, Sohini Dudhat, Anant Pande, Debashis Mitra, Jeyaraj Antony Johnson, Kuppusamy Sivakumar
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v118/i8/1275-1282 ,  Vol 118, No 8 (2020), Pagination: 1275-1282
ABSTRACT |  PDF Abstract Views: 1  |  PDF Views: 0
Development of Windspeed Retrieval Model using RISAT-1 SAR Cross-Polarized Observations
Jagdish Prajapati, Abhisek Chakraborty, Bipasha Paul Shukla, Raj Kumar
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v118/i8/1282-1286 ,  Vol 118, No 8 (2020), Pagination: 1282-1286
ABSTRACT |  PDF Abstract Views: 1  |  PDF Views: 0
Correlation Between Earth Tides and the 2008 Ms8.0 Wenchuan Earthquake Sequence
Ruyu Yan, Chaodi Xie, Xinglin Lei, Han Zhang, Rui Jia, Jianping Liao
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v118/i8/1286-1292 ,  Vol 118, No 8 (2020), Pagination: 1286-1292
ABSTRACT |  PDF Abstract Views: 1  |  PDF Views: 0
Geochemical Pathways of Fluoride and Boron in the Alluvialaquifer of the Dwarka River Basin, India
Raju Thapa, Srimanta Gupta, Harjeet Kaur
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v118/i8/1292-1296 ,  Vol 118, No 8 (2020), Pagination: 1292-1296
ABSTRACT |  PDF Abstract Views: 1  |  PDF Views: 0
Financialization and its Impact on the Nature of Knowledge Production in Bioeconomy
P. Omkar Nadh
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v118/i8/1296-1303 ,  Vol 118, No 8 (2020), Pagination: 1296-1303
ABSTRACT |  PDF Abstract Views: 1  |  PDF Views: 0
Finding Clues in Cities: Nest Site Selection by House Sparrows Across a Varied Habitat Matrixin Delhi, India
Shikha Choudhary, N. P. S. Chauhan, Rajiv Kalsi
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v118/i8/1304-1309 ,  Vol 118, No 8 (2020), Pagination: 1304-1309
ABSTRACT |  PDF Abstract Views: 1  |  PDF Views: 0

Book Reviews

Annual Review of Earth and Planetary Sciences, 2019
C. P. Rajendran
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v118/i8/1310-1311 ,  Vol 118, No 8 (2020), Pagination: 1310-1311
ABSTRACT |  PDF Abstract Views: 2  |  PDF Views: 0
An Autobiography of the Moon
Ranganath Navalgund
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v118/i8/1311-1312 ,  Vol 118, No 8 (2020), Pagination: 1311-1312
ABSTRACT |  PDF Abstract Views: 1  |  PDF Views: 0

Historical Notes

On the 200th Anniversary of the Madras Eye Infirmary, the First Ophthalmic Hospital in Asia
Ramya Raman, Anantanarayanan Raman
DOI: 10.18520/cs/v118/i8/1313-1321 ,  Vol 118, No 8 (2020), Pagination: 1313-1321
ABSTRACT |  PDF Abstract Views: 1  |  PDF Views: 0