Current Science
A Fortnightly Journal of Research
ISSN 0011-3891
Volume 118 - Issue 12: 25 Jun, 2020
In this Issue
In this issue
p. 1862

Editorial
Low dose lung radiotherapy – an alternative route to treat pneumonia linked to COVID-19
p. 1863 | Kesavan, P. C.

Correspondence
Researchable issues in livestock and fodder sector under COVID-19 pandemic and beyond
p. 1865 | Palsaniya, D. R.

Mission-oriented higher education institution: some concerns
p. 1865 | Banerjee, Rangan

News
2019 UNESCO Sultan Qaboos Prize for Environmental Preservation awarded to Ashoka Trust, Bengaluru, India
p. 1867 | Khan, Sameen Ahmed

Opinion
Higher education: quo vadis?
p. 1868 | Ranganath, H. A.

Commentary
Assessing research: the slippery slope
p. 1869 | Patwardhan, Bhushan; Desiraju, Gautam R.

Reconciling biodiversity conservation with agricultural intensification: challenges and opportunities for India
p. 1870 | Aditya, Vikram; Sumashini, P. S.; Aravind, N. A.; Ravikanth, G.; Krishnappa, Chandrashekara; Shaanker, R. Uma

Scientific Correspondence
Monitoring of volcanic eruption (Barren Island) using EO satellites
p. 1874 | Gunda, Goutham Krishna Teja; Champatiray, P. K.; Chauhan, Mamta; Chauhan, Prakash

Occurrence of Nuclear Polyhedrosis Virus of invasive fall armyworm, Spodoptera frugiperda (J. E. Smith) in Meghalaya, North East India
p. 1876 | Firake, D. M.; Sharma, S. K.; Behere, G. T.

General Articles
Communication and management of public risks (with specific reference to the COVID-19 global pandemic)
p. 1878 | Ramamurthy, V. S.; Srivastava, D. K.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v118/i12/1878-1884

Freedom for research, and national development
p. 1885 | Grover, R. B.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v118/i12/1885-1892

Research Articles
Observations of trace gases in the earth’s lower atmosphere: instrumentation and platform
p. 1893 | Sahu, L. K.; Tripathi, Nidhi; Yadav, Ravi
doi: 10.18520/cs/v118/i12/1893-1902

Different anisotropic silver nanocrystals show different antibacterial activities – an effect of different prominent crystallographic orientations in different shapes
p. 1903 | Sarkar, Sumit; Sarkar, Biraj; Mandal, Sukhendu; Das, Ratan
doi: 10.18520/cs/v118/i12/1903-1910

Modelling of flexural response of simply supported RC skew slab
p. 1911 | Sharma, Madhu; Kwatra, Naveen; Singh, Harvinder
doi: 10.18520/cs/v118/i12/1911-1921

Characterization of eddy scales over tandem obstacles for surface wave-dominated flow
p. 1922 | Barman, Krishnendu; Roy, Sayahnya; Debnath, Koustuv
doi: 10.18520/cs/v118/i12/1922-1929

Increase in spatial spread of extreme warm day temperature events: regional to national perspective for India (1951–2014)
p. 1930 | Chakraborty, Debasish; Sehgal, Vinay Kumar; Dhakar, Rajkumar; Varghese, Eldho; Das, Deb Kumar
doi: 10.18520/cs/v118/i12/1930-1938

Wheat production functions under irrigated saline environment and foliar potassium fertigation
p. 1939 | Kumar, Mukesh; Sarangi, A.; Singh, D. K.; Sudhishri, S.; Rao, A. R.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v118/i12/1939-1945

Prevalence and spread of potato cyst nematodes, Globodera spp. in northern hilly areas of India
p. 1946 | Chandel, Y. S.; Bhadu, Surendra Singh; Salalia, Rajan; Thakur, Sharmishtha; Kumar, Satya; Somvanshi, Vishal Singh; Mukherjee, Abhishek; Walia, R. K.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v118/i12/1946-1952

Non-destructive selection of genotypes with better wood properties from morphologically superior genotypes of Eucalyptus pellita
p. 1953 | Arunkumar, A. N.; Chauhan, S. S.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v118/i12/1953-1958

Characteristic properties of pine needle biochar blocks with distinctive binders
p. 1959 | Sharma, Hemant Kumar; Kumain, Akanksha; Bhattacharya, T. K.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v118/i12/1959-1967

Chennai extreme rainfall event of 2015 under future climate projections using the pseudo global warming dynamic downscaling method
p. 1968 | Jyoteeshkumar, P.; Kiran, P. V.; Balaji, C.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v118/i12/1968-1979

Research Communication
Remote sensing for the detection of bio- and non-bioaerosols for defence applications
p. 1980 | Mann, Mohit; Kumar, Subodh; Rao, A. S.; Sharma, Ramesh C.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v118/i12/1980-1983

Line-source field dripper for the measurement of in situ unsaturated hydraulic conductivity function
p. 1984 | Ojha, Rohit Pratap; Verma, Chhedi Lal; Denis, Derrick M.; Arora, Sanjay
doi: 10.18520/cs/v118/i12/1984-1990

Personal Reminiscences
Seventy years in scientific research
p. 1991 | Rao, C. N. R.

Book Reviews
M. Vijayan: A Life Among Men, Women and Molecules. Memoirs of an Indian Scientist. Edited and Coordinated by A. K. Singhvi
p. 1997 | Balaram, P.

Einstein Rediscovered: Interactions with Indian Academics. Rajinder Singh
p. 1998 | Mukhopadhyay, Banibrata

Annual Reviews of Biochemistry, 2019. Roger D. Kornberg, James E. Rothman, JoAnne Stubbe and Jeremy W. Thorner (eds)
p. 2000 | Santhekadur, Prasanna K.

Personal News
S. K. Joshi (1935–2020)
p. 2002 | Ramakrishnan, T. V.

Melkote K. Ramaswamy (1931–2020)
p. 2003 | Melkote, Rajesh

Tangirala Ramasarma (1932–2020)
p. 2004 | Manjunath, R.

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p. 2006

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