Current Science
A Fortnightly Journal of Research
ISSN 0011-3891
Volume 118 - Issue 06: 25 Mar, 2020
In this Issue
In this issue
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Guest Editorial
Will Coronavirus Pandemic eventually evolve as Pan-endemic?
p. 0855 | John, T. Jacob

Correspondence
International Year of Plant Health 2020 to focus on threat of pests on food security
p. 0857 | Gautam, H. R.; Bhardwaj, M. L.

News
2020 King Faisal International Prize for Science and Medicine
p. 0858 | Khan, Sameen Ahmed

Science Last Fortnight
p. 0859

Commentary
Preaching objectivity – practicing obfuscation
p. 0863 | Pental, Deepak; Pental, Deepak

A reply by Gutierrez et al.
p. 0867

A century of biochemistry at IISc
p. 0869 | Muniyappa, K.

General Articles
Low cost drinking water technology – rainwater harvesting with solar purification
p. 0872 | Patange, Shivam D.; Nimbkar, Nandini; Rajvanshi, Anil K.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v118/i6/872-876

Challenges in geospatial documentation of unprotected built heritage sites in India
p. 0877 | Suganya, Kuili
doi: 10.18520/cs/v118/i6/877-882

Review Articles
Sources and leaching of nitrate contamination in groundwater
p. 0883 | Shukla, Saurabh; Saxena, Abhishek
doi: 10.18520/cs/v118/i6/883-891

Research Articles
Anti-tumour and immune enhancing activities of MLAA-22379–387 on acute myeloid leukemia
p. 0892 | Li, Jing; Zhang, Wanggang; Bai, Ju; Zhong, Bo; Wang, Huiyuan; Geng, Yan; Jin, Qiaoyan; Hao, Juanjuan; Zhang, Yang
doi: 10.18520/cs/v118/i6/892-900

Blasting technique for stabilizing accident-prone slope for sustainable railway route
p. 0901 | Bhagat, N. K.; Mishra, A. K.; Singh, M. M.; Rana, Aditya; Tewari, S.; Singh, P. K.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v118/i6/901-909

Petrogenesis of the Palaeoarchean Keonjhar Granite, Singhbhum Craton, India: product of crustal reworking or subduction?
p. 0910 | Asokan, Ajay Dev; Krishna, Kumar; Elangovan, R.; Mohan, M. Ram
doi: 10.18520/cs/v118/i6/910-919

Aqueous extract of Cleistanthus collinus induces activity of peroxidase and catalase in the seedlings of cucumber and chilli
p. 0920 | Kadoo, Monal R.; Badere, Rupesh S.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v118/i6/920-930

Averrhoa bilimbi in organic transformation: a highly efficient and green biosurfactant for the synthesis of multi-functional chromenes and xanthenes
p. 0931 | Patil, Bhagyashree M.; Mali, Snehali R.; Patil, Bhimrao M.; Patil, Suresh S.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v118/i6/931-945

Stigmasterol-3-O-glucoside, an allelopathic molecule responsible for pest resistance of Thenkaali (AAB), a Musa cultivar against Odoiporus longicollis [Olivier]
p. 0946 | Kavitha, K. J.; John, J. Anil; Evans, D. A.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v118/i6/946-953

Research Communication
Efficient and improved edge detection via a hysteresis thresholding method
p. 0954 | Khan, Sajid; Lee, Dong-Ho; Khan, Muhammad Asif; Gilal, Abdul Rehman; Iqbal, Junaid; Waqas, Ahmad
doi: 10.18520/cs/v118/i6/954-960

Fractionalization of h-index for multiple authorship – an impact-based interpretation conserving counts
p. 0961 | Prathap, Gangan
doi: 10.18520/cs/v118/i6/961-965

Effect of extractive content on fuelwood characteristics of certain woody and non-woody biomass
p. 0966 | Kumar, Ritesh; Chandrashekar, N.; Prasad, N. R. R.; Tailor, Ritesh
doi: 10.18520/cs/v118/i6/966-969

Smart automatic irrigation controller
p. 0969 | Poyen, Faruk; Hazra, Sayan; Sengupta, Nabarun; Ghosh, Apurba; Kundu, Palash
doi: 10.18520/cs/v118/i6/969-976

Ingestion of unusual items by wetland birds in urban landscapes
p. 0977 | Francis, Abey; Prusty, B. Anjan Kumar; Azeez, P. A.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v118/i6/977-983

Tunnel wells, the traditional water harvesting structures of Kasaragod, Kerala: re-visited
p. 0983 | Shaji, E.; Sarath, K. V.; Prakash, Pranav; Abraham, Adithya Pazhoor; Deepchand, V.; Kunhambu, V.; Pradeepkumar, A. P.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v118/i6/983-987

Book Reviews
Clay, Craft, Music and Science: Purnima Sinha’s Life. Rajinder Singh and Suprakash C. Roy
p. 0988 | Virk, Hardev Singh

Voyage to Antarctica: An Odyssey to the Past, Present and Future of the Gelid Mysterious Continent. Felix Bast
p. 0989 | Mohan, Rahul

Personal News
Sambasiva Swaminathan (1923–2020)
p. 0992 | Chandrasekaran, S.; Nagarajan, K.

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ISCA Young Scientist’s Awards Programme: 2020–2021 - THE INDIAN SCIENCE CONGRESS ASSOCIATION
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Announcement for Awards: 2020–2021 - THE INDIAN SCIENCE CONGRESS ASSOCIATION
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Applications and Nominations for VASVIK Awards 2019 and 2020
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Nominations/Applications for the Post of Director, CDFD, Hyderabad on Deputation (including Short Term Contract/Absorption)
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Applications/Nominations are Invited for the Post of DIRECTOR National Institute of Plant Genome Research (NIPGR), New Delhi, India
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Research Scholar - Indian Institute of Geomagnetism
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DST Postdoctoral Fellowship in Nano Science and Technology - Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research
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Junior Research Fellows - Bhabha Atomic Research Centre
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Annual National Earth System Sciences Awards – 2020 - Ministry of Earth Sciences
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Invites Nominations from Scientists/Researchers for Forthcoming IODP Expedition - National Centre for Polar and Ocean Research
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Visiting Advanced Joint Research Faculty - Department of Science and Technology
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