Current Science
A Fortnightly Journal of Research
ISSN 0011-3891
Volume 118 - Issue 11: 10 Jun, 2020
In this Issue
In this issue
p. 1638

Guest Editorial
Assessment and implementation of environmental flows
p. 1639 | Jain, Sharad K.

Correspondence
Beehive charcoal briquettes: clean cooking fuel for rural households
p. 1641 | Mandal, Sandip

COVID-19 imposed lockdown might be a boon for aquatic ecosystem
p. 1641 | Mandal, Sumit

Commentary
The sugarcane variety Co 0238 – a reward to farmers and elixir to India’s sugar sector
p. 1643 | Ram, Bakshi; Hemaprabha, G.

Imported superfood quinoa versus Indian nutricereal millets
p. 1646 | Dhaka, Annvi; Prasad, Manoj

Scientific Correspondence
Elevated CO2 causes earlier flowering in an alpine medicinal herb Aconitum heterophyllum Wall.
p. 1650 | Chandra, Sudeep; Chandola, Vaishali; Nautiyal, M. C.; Purohit, V. K.

General Articles
Light harvesting using solar cells and luminescent solar concentrators
p. 1652 | Rajan, Renju; Babu, P. Ramesh; Senthilnathan, K.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v118/i11/1652-1655

Review Articles
Something more than graphene – futuristic two-dimensional nanomaterials
p. 1656 | Bhatia, Inderdeep Singh; Randhawa, Deep Kamal Kaur
doi: 10.18520/cs/v118/i11/1656-1671

Optimization of superplasticizer dosage for cementitious suspension involved in high shear applications
p. 1672 | Moorthi, P. V. P.; Nanthagopalan, Prakash
doi: 10.18520/cs/v118/i11/1672-1678

Special Section: Sustainable Ocean Technologies
Preface
p. 1679 | Nayak, Shailesh

Unmanned underwater vehicles: Design considerations and outcome of scientific expeditions
p. 1681 | Ramadass, G. A.; Ramesh, S.; Vedachalam, N.; Subramanian, An.; Sathianarayanan, D.; Ramesh, R.; Harikrishnan, G.; Chowdhury, T.; Jyothi, V. B. N.; Pranesh, S. B.; Prakash, V. Doss; Atmanand, M. A.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v118/i11/1681-1686

Challenges in developing deep-water human occupied vehicles
p. 1687 | Ramadass, G. A.; Vedachalam, N.; Ramesh, S.; Sathianarayanan, D.; Subramanian, An.; Ramesh, R.; Chowdhury, T.; Pranesh, S. B.; Atmanand, M. A.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v118/i11/1687-1693

Studies on nonlinear behaviour of floating components for offshore desalination plants
p. 1694 | Vishwanath, Ashwani; Jalihal, Purnima; Sajjan, Abhijeet
doi: 10.18520/cs/v118/i11/1694-1701

Development of wide band underwater acoustic transducers
p. 1702 | Rajapan, Dhilsha; Rajeshwari, P. M.; Zacharia, Shijo
doi: 10.18520/cs/v118/i11/1702-1706

Source localization in shallow waters using an acoustic vector sensor array
p. 1707 | Latha, G.; Malarkodi, A.; Ashokan, M.; Thirunavukkarasu, A.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v118/i11/1707-1711

Performance evaluation of power module during demonstration of wave-powered navigational buoy
p. 1712 | Pattanaik, Biren; Vishwanath, Ashwani; Jalihal, Purnima; Rao, Y. V. N.; Karthikeyan, A.; Sajeev, K. S.; Shipin, V. P.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v118/i11/1712-1717

Influence of non-condensable gases on performance of the low temperature thermal desalination plants
p. 1718 | Venkatesan, G.; Kumar, L. S. S. Prakash; Jalihal, Purnima
doi: 10.18520/cs/v118/i11/1718-1724

Production and characterization of antimicrobial peptides from Bacillus subtilis isolated from deep-sea core samples
p. 1725 | Kumar, A. Ganesh; Dharani, G.; Kirubagaran, R.; Atmanand, M. A.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v118/i11/1725-1730

Mass culture of marine microalgae Chlorella vulgaris (NIOT-74) and production of biodiesel
p. 1731 | Dharani, G.; Peter, D. Magesh; Leema, J. T. Mary; Kumar, T. S.; Thirupathi, K.; Josephine, A.; Kirubagaran, R.; Atmanand, M. A.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v118/i11/1731-1738

Surface circulation off the Andaman Islands from HF radar observations
p. 1739 | Jena, B. K.; Arunraj, K. S.; Suseentharan, V.; Ramanamurthy, M. V.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v118/i11/1739-1745

Simulated wave climate and variability over the North Indian Ocean
p. 1746 | Jena, Basanta Kumar; Rajkumar, J.; Avula, Aruna Kumar; Joseph, K. Jossia; Murthy, M. V. Ramana
doi: 10.18520/cs/v118/i11/1746-1752

Are we ready for a major tsunami in the Indian Ocean?
p. 1753 | Shenoi, S. S. C.; Murty, P. L. N.; Kumar, Ch. Patanjali; Kumar, B. Ajay; Sunanda, M. V.; Srinivas, K. Siva; Padmanabham, J.; Saikia, Dipankar; Rao, E. Pattabhi Rama; Nayak, Shailesh
doi: 10.18520/cs/v118/i11/1753-1759

Differential upper ocean response depicted in moored buoy observations during the pre-monsoon cyclone Viyaru
p. 1760 | Venkatesan, R.; Joseph, K. Jossia; Prasad, C. Anoopa; Muthiah, M. Arul; Ramasundaram,, S.; Murugesh, P.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v118/i11/1760-1767

Shore protection measures along Indian Coast – Design to implementation based on two case studies
p. 1768 | Murthy, M. V. Ramana; Ravichandran, Vijaya; Vendhan, Mullai; Kiran, A. S.; Raju, Satya Kiran; Avula, Aruna Kumar; Varthini, Shyamala; Abhishek, T.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v118/i11/1768-1773

Offshore wind projects for the Indian Coast – Experiences and challenges for its realization
p. 1774 | Alluri, Satya Kiran Raju; Gujjula, Devender; Dhinesh, G.; Kumar, S. V. S. Phani; Murthy, M. V. Ramana
doi: 10.18520/cs/v118/i11/1774-1777

Ocean current mapping with indigenous drifting buoys
p. 1778 | Srinivasan, R.; Zacharia, Shijo; Gowthaman, V.; Sudhakar, Tata; Atmanand, M. A.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v118/i11/1778-1781

Reliability assessment and system performance improvement of ORV Sagar Nidhi propulsion system
p. 1782 | Rajasekhar, D.; Sankar, P. S. Deepak; Rao, Anantha Krishna; Narendrakumar, D.; Ramasundaram, K.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v118/i11/1782-1785

Research Articles
Genomics of Indian SARS-CoV-2: Implications in genetic diversity, possible origin and spread of virus
p. 1786 | Mondal, Mainak; Lawarde, Ankita; Somasundaram, Kumaravel
doi: 10.18520/cs/v118/i11/1786-1791

Fault detection for scraper chain using an observer-based tension distribution estimation algorithm
p. 1792 | Zhang, Xing; Li, Wei; Zhu, Zhencai; Jiang, Fan
doi: 10.18520/cs/v118/i11/1792-1802

Evaluation of PM2.5 forecast using chemical data assimilation in the WRF-Chem model: a novel initiative under the Ministry of Earth Sciences Air Quality Early Warning System for Delhi, India
p. 1803 | Ghude, Sachin D.; Kumar, Rajesh; Jena, Chinmay; Debnath, Sreyashi; Kulkarni, Rachana G.; Alessandrini, Stefano; Biswas, Mrinal; Kulkrani, Santosh; Pithani, Prakash; Kelkar, Saurabh M.; Sajjan, Veeresh; Chate, D. M.; Soni, V. K.; Singh, Siddhartha; Nanjundiah, Ravi S.; Rajeevan, M.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v118/i11/1803-1815

Seasonal variations in indoor air quality of urban and rural Asian households
p. 1816 | Tabinda, Amtul Bari; Safdar, Ruby; Yasar, Abdullah; Rasheed, Rizwan; Mahmood, Adeel; Iqbal, Anum
doi: 10.18520/cs/v118/i11/1816-1821

Forging technology of high-tin bronzes in ancient Bengal
p. 1822 | Chattopadhyay, Pranab K.; Datta, Prasanta Kumar; Maji, Barnali
doi: 10.18520/cs/v118/i11/1822-1831

Assessing the costs of droughts in rural India: a comparison of economic and non-economic loss and damage
p. 1832 | Bahinipati, Chandra Sekhar
doi: 10.18520/cs/v118/i11/1832-1841

Book Reviews
Soil Basics, Management and Rhizosphere Engineering for Sustainable Agriculture. Channarayappa and D. P. Biradar
p. 1842 | Viswanatha, K. P.

Darwin Comes to Town: How the Urban Jungle Drives Evolution. Menno Schilthuizen
p. 1843 | Nag, K. S. Chetan

Personal News
Sharad S. Shrikhande (1917–2020)
p. 1845 | Singhi, N. M.; Vijayan, K. S.

Virender Lal Chopra (1936–2020)
p. 1847 | Kesavan, P. C.; Swaminathan, M. S.

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