Current Science
A Fortnightly Journal of Research
ISSN 0011-3891
Volume 119 - Issue 02: 25 Jul, 2020
In this Issue
In this issue
p. 0162

Editorial
Scholarships: Small investments and big returns in science
p. 0163 | Sathyamurthy, N.

Correspondence
Teaching and research – online
p. 0165 | Chatterji, Dipankar

Is the genus Biswamoyopterus that cryptic?
p. 0165 | Krishna, Murali; Chetia, Hiranmoy; Ahmed, Firoz

News
Current Science Reports
p. 0167

Opinion
Vaccine and drug trials in the COVID-19 pandemic: lessons for India
p. 0171 | Bhattacharya, Alok; Bhattacharya, Sudha; Mohan Katoch, Viswa

Can sulphated polysaccharides from seaweed provide prophylactic and/or therapeutic solution to COVID-19 pandemic?
p. 0172 | Kumar Jha, Ashish; Mathew, Suseela; Ravishankar, C. N.

Scientific Correspondence
Estimation of leaf chlorophyll content in wheat using hyperspectral vegetation indices
p. 0174 | Pradhan, Sanatan; Bandyopadhyay, Kali Kinkar; Sehgal, Vinay Kumar; Sahoo, Rabi Narayan; Panigrahi, Pravukalyan; Krishna, Gopal; Gupta, Vinod Kumar; Joshi, Devendra Kumar

Review Articles
Ultraviolet-B radiation: a potent regulator of flavonoids biosynthesis, accumulation and functions in plants
p. 0176 | Pandey, Avantika; Agrawal, Shashi Bhushan
doi: 10.18520/cs/v119/i2/176-185

Special Section: Paleoclimate Studies in India
Preface
p. 0186 | Tiwari, Manish; Deo Singh, Arun

Tree-ring-width chronologies from moisture stressed sites fail to capture volcanic eruption associated extreme low temperature events
p. 0189 | Yadav, Ram R.; Singh, Jayendra
doi: 10.18520/cs/v119/i2/189-194

Late Pleistocene–Holocene vegetation and climate change from the Western and Eastern Himalaya (India): palynological perspective
p. 0195 | Kar, Ratan; Quamar, M. Firoze
doi: 10.18520/cs/v119/i2/195-218

Rapid lake level fall in Pangong Tso (lake) in Ladakh, NW Himalaya: a response of late Holocene aridity
p. 0219 | Srivastava, Pradeep; Kumar, Anil; Singh, Randheer; Deepak, Oshin; Kumar, Arjit M.; Ray, Yogesh; Jayangondaperumal, R.; Phartiyal, Binita; Chahal, Poonam; Sharma, Pankaj; Ghosh, Rupa; Kumar, Naresh; Agnihotri, Rajesh
doi: 10.18520/cs/v119/i2/219-231

Fluvial archives of north and northwestern India as recorders of climatic signatures in the late Quaternary: review and assessment
p. 0232 | Sinha, Rajiv; Singh, Ajit; Tandon, Sampat K.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v119/i2/232-243

Addressing past monsoon variability from speleothems
p. 0244 | Band, Shraddha; Yadava, M. G.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v119/i2/244-254

Millennial to quasi-decadal variability in Antarctic climate system as evidenced from high-resolution ice core records
p. 0255 | Thamban, Meloth; Rahaman, Waliur; Laluraj, C. M.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v119/i2/255-264

Orbital forcing controlling dry time carbonate precipitation temperature over landmass in the northern mid-latitude during last 50,000 years revealed from carbonate clumped isotope thermometry
p. 0265 | Banerjee, Yogaraj; Thamizharasan, S.; Ghosh, Prosenjit
doi: 10.18520/cs/v119/i2/265-272

Potential of reef building corals to study the past Indian monsoon rainfall variability
p. 0273 | Chakraborty, Supriyo
doi: 10.18520/cs/v119/i2/273-281

Evolution and dynamics of the denitrification in the Arabian Sea on millennial to million-year timescale
p. 0282 | Tripathi, Shubham; Behera, Padmasini; Tiwari, Manish
doi: 10.18520/cs/v119/i2/282-290

Tracking Indian monsoon variability from changes in sediment provenance
p. 0291 | Awasthi, Neeraj; Ray, Jyotiranjan S.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v119/i2/291-306

Use of coccolith based proxies for palaeoceanographic reconstructions
p. 0307 | Choudhari, Pallavi P.; Patil, Shramik M.; Mohan, Rahul
doi: 10.18520/cs/v119/i2/307-315

The past climate of the Indian region as seen from the modelling world
p. 0316 | Tejavath, Charan Teja; Upadhyay, Pankaj; Ashok, Karumuri
doi: 10.18520/cs/v119/i2/316-327

Monsoon reconstructions using bulk and individual foraminiferal analyses in marine sediments offshore India
p. 0328 | Thirumalai, Kaustubh; Clemens, Steven C.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v119/i2/328-334

Research Articles
Variability in morphology and composition of silica nanoparticles derived from different paddy cultivars
p. 0335 | Kaur, Manpreet; Kalia, Anu
doi: 10.18520/cs/v119/i2/335-342

Studies of extreme gust storm events in Bengaluru, India
p. 0343 | Satapathy, Jyotirmayee; Bhat, G. S.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v119/i2/343-351

Damage assessment of recent Indian earthquakes: review of existing rapid visual screening schemes
p. 0352 | Das, Pranab Kumar; Dutta, Sekhar Chandra; Sengupta, Piyali
doi: 10.18520/cs/v119/i2/352-363

Classification of urban bus-stop catchments for selecting appropriate sidewalk facility on access roads
p. 0364 | Roy, Subhojit; Basu, Debasis
doi: 10.18520/cs/v119/i2/364-373

Research Communication
Solvent effects on protonation process of clindamycin in mixed solvents
p. 0374 | Farrokhmanesh, Fatemeh; Kiani, Farhoush; Farajtabar, Ali; Koohyar, Fardad; Noshirvankolaei, Seyed Hassan
doi: 10.18520/cs/v119/i2/374-377

Soil organic carbon prediction using visible–near infrared reflectance spectroscopy employing artificial neural network modelling
p. 0377 | K., Justin George; Kumar, Suresh; Raj, R. Arya
doi: 10.18520/cs/v119/i2/377-381

Retrieval of total precipitable water from thermal infrared observations of INSAT-3D imager over the ocean
p. 0382 | Gangwar, Rishi Kumar; Thapliyal, P. K.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v119/i2/382-389

COVID-19 lockdown a window of opportunity to understand the role of human activity on forest fire incidences in the Western Himalaya, India
p. 0390 | Gupta, Amitesh; Bhatt, C. M.; Roy, Arijit; Chauhan, Prakash
doi: 10.18520/cs/v119/i2/390-398

Foliar micromorphometric adaptations of micropropagated plants of Oldenlandia herbacea (L.) Roxb. – an important medicinal herb
p. 0398 | Revathi, J.; Manokari, M.; Priyadharshini, S.; Shekhawat, Mahipal S.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v119/i2/398-401

Book Reviews
Glimpses of Acharya P. C. Ray’s Work in Chemical Science. Animesh Chakravorty
p. 0402 | Bhattacharyya, Kankan

Particle Physics and Cosmology. S. N. Mukherje
p. 0403 | Roy, Probir

Personal News
Sheela Kusumgar (1939–2020)
p. 0405 | Yadava, M. G.

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