Current Science
A Fortnightly Journal of Research
ISSN 0011-3891
Volume 118 - Issue 08: 25 Apr, 2020
In this Issue
In this issue
p. 1146

Editorial
Pandemics and climate change
p. 1147 | Srinivasan, J.

Correspondence
Novel coronavirus epidemic: new dimension for disaster management and health resilience
p. 1149 | Sood, Atisha; Barwal, Anjali; Gupta, Anil K.; Kishore, Jugal

Coronavirus: a novel threat and ICT-based mitigation
p. 1150 | Ray, Partha Pratim; Majumder, Poulami

Litchi is safe and harmless in normal individuals
p. 1152 | John, T. Jacob; Das, Mukul; Sarkar, Abhirup

News
Science Last Fortnight
p. 1153

Opinion
Membrane cholesterol and SARS-CoV-2 infection: a possible connection
p. 1157 | Chakraborty, Hirak

Commentary
Ayurveda rasayana in prophylaxis of COVID-19
p. 1158 | Patwardhan, Bhushan; Chavan- Gautam, Preeti; Gautam, Manish; Tillu, Girish; Chopra, Arvind; Gairola, Sunil; Jadhav, Suresh

Scientific Correspondence
Structure and genetic variability of new populations of Amentotaxus assamica in the Eastern Himalaya, India
p. 1161 | Lyngdoh, N.; Chakraborty, S.; Ravikanth, G.; Mao, A. A.; Pandey, A. K.

General Articles
Micro-irrigation development in India: challenges and strategies
p. 1163 | Suresh, A.; Samuel, Manoj P.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v118/i8/1163-1168

Field dependence of citation data validation of premier peer-review decisions in India
p. 1169 | Prathap, Gangan
doi: 10.18520/cs/v118/i8/1169-1172

Special Section: Vikram Sarabhai Birth Centenary
Foreword
p. 1173 | Kasturirangan, K.

Scientist, businessman, visionary institution builder
p. 1177 | Chitnis, E. V.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v118/i8/1177-1179

There is nobody to be ruled
p. 1180 | Bhavsar, Praful D.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v118/i8/1180-1181

Tribute to Vikram Sarabhai
p. 1182 | Rao, C. N. R.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v118/i8/1182

Vikram Sarabhai – A scientist’s scientist
p. 1183 | Swaminathan, M. S.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v118/i8/1183

Vikram Sarabhai – Visionary motivator
p. 1184 | Kale, Pramod
doi: 10.18520/cs/v118/i8/1184-1187

My reminisces of interaction with Vikram Sarabhai
p. 1188 | Swarup, Govind
doi: 10.18520/cs/v118/i8/1188-1189

The man with big ears, and big dreams that took India to the moon
p. 1190 | Shah, Amrita
doi: 10.18520/cs/v118/i8/1190

Vikram Sarabhai: his vision for the development of atomic energy in India
p. 1191 | Grover, R. B.; Srinivasan, M. R.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v118/i8/1191-1195

Sowing the seeds of an Indian fusion programme – an untold legacy of Vikram Sarabhai
p. 1196 | Sen, Abhijit
doi: 10.18520/cs/v118/i8/1196-1198

Vikram Sarabhai: his vision of India as a space power and its fulfilment
p. 1199 | Aravamudan, R.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v118/i8/1199-1202

Vikram Sarabhai: science in developing countries
p. 1203 | Sarabhai, Kartikeya V.; Joshi, Padmanabh
doi: 10.18520/cs/v118/i8/1203-1206

Propagating and practising ‘horizontal control’: Vikram Sarabhai, management and American social science
p. 1207 | Francombe, Joseph
doi: 10.18520/cs/v118/i8/1207-1212

Vikram A Sarabhai Community Science Centre
p. 1213 | Surkar, Dilip
doi: 10.18520/cs/v118/i8/1213-1214

Photo Gallery
p. 1215

Research Articles
Nitrous oxide emissions from turfgrass lawns as a result of fertilizer application: a meta-analysis of available literature
p. 1219 | Dutt, Neesha; Tanwar, Tushar
doi: 10.18520/cs/v118/i8/1219-1226

Parameter uncertainty in HEC-RAS 1D CSU scour model
p. 1227 | Rathod, Praveen; Manekar, V. L.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v118/i8/1227-1234

Impact of climate variability and change on crop production in Maharashtra, India
p. 1235 | Kelkar, Saurabh M.; Kulkarni, Ashwini; Rao, K. Koteswara
doi: 10.18520/cs/v118/i8/1235-1245

Site-suitability analysis for turmeric in Jaintia Hills of Meghalaya, India, using analytical hierarchical process and weighted overlay analysis: a comparative approach
p. 1246 | Negi, Ashu; Adhikari, Tapan; Goswami, Chandan; Handique, B. K.; Raju, P. L. N.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v118/i8/1246-1254

Control of an irrigation branch canal using model predictive controller
p. 1255 | Menon, Jailakshmi; Guruprasath, M.; Sivalingam, S.; Mudgal, B. V.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v118/i8/1255-1264

Performance evaluation of anaerobic baffled biodigester for treatment of black water
p. 1265 | Kalaivani, K.; Rosario, Praveen; Krishna, Vamsi; SriShalini, S.; Philip, Ligy
doi: 10.18520/cs/v118/i8/1265-1274

Research Communication
Detection and mapping of seagrass meadows at Ritchie’s archipelago using Sentinel 2A satellite imagery
p. 1275 | Bayyana, Sharad; Pawar, Satish; Gole, Swapnali; Dudhat, Sohini; Pande, Anant; Mitra, Debashis; Johnson, Jeyaraj Antony; Sivakumar, Kuppusamy
doi: 10.18520/cs/v118/i8/1275-1282

Development of wind speed retrieval model using RISAT-1 SAR cross-polarized observations
p. 1282 | Prajapati, Jagdish; Chakraborty, Abhisek; Shukla, Bipasha Paul; Kumar, Raj
doi: 10.18520/cs/v118/i8/1282-1286

Correlation between Earth tides and the 2008 MS 8.0 Wenchuan earthquake sequence
p. 1286 | Yan, Ruyu; Xie, Chaodi; Lei, Xinglin; Zhang, Han; Jia, Rui; Liao, Jianping
doi: 10.18520/cs/v118/i8/1286-1292

Geochemical pathways of fluoride and boron in the alluvial aquifer of the Dwarka river basin, India
p. 1292 | Thapa, Raju; Gupta, Srimanta; Kaur, Harjeet
doi: 10.18520/cs/v118/i8/1292-1296

Financialization and its impact on the nature of knowledge production in bioeconomy
p. 1296 | Nadh, P. Omkar
doi: 10.18520/cs/v118/i8/1296-1303

Finding clues in cities: nest site selection by house sparrows across a varied habitat matrix in Delhi, India
p. 1304 | Choudhary, Shikha; Chauhan, N. P. S.; Kalsi, Rajiv
doi: 10.18520/cs/v118/i8/1304-1309

Book Reviews
Annual Review of Earth and Planetary Sciences, 2019. Raymond Jeanloz and Katherine H. Freeman (eds)
p. 1310 | Rajendran, C. P.

An Autobiography of the Moon. Ramesh Shishu
p. 1311 | Navalgund, Ranganath

Historical Notes
On the 200th anniversary of the Madras Eye Infirmary, the first ophthalmic hospital in Asia
p. 1313 | Raman, Ramya; Raman, Anantanarayanan

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Corrigendum - Department of Atomic Energy
p. 1322

Call for Nominations - INSA Young Historian of Science Award – 2020
p. 1322

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