Current Science
A Fortnightly Journal of Research
ISSN 0011-3891
Volume 119 - Issue 08: 25 Oct, 2020
In this Issue
In this issue
p. 1234

Editorial
Linking restoration and afforestation drives to ecological studies in India: an urgent need
p. 1235 | Gowda, Vinita

News
Current Science Reports
p. 1237

Meeting Report
Attempt to unravel the ‘tangled bank’: a new-normal global meeting
p. 1241 | Bast, Felix; Singh, Paramjit; Kumar, Vinay

Opinion
Role of trace element selenium in fighting COVID-19: are we ignoring this important element?
p. 1242 | Priyadarsini, K. Indira; Jain, V. K.; Kunwar, Amit

Commentary
COVID-19: should forestry extension pay attention to new emerging threats?
p. 1244 | Raghu, A. V.; Amruth, M.; Viswanath, Syam

Scientific Correspondence
Cyclone Amphan and its impact on the Lower Deltaic West Bengal: a preliminary assessment using remote sensing source
p. 1246 | Das, Sayantan; Das, Abhijit; Kar, Nabendu Sekhar; Bandyopadhyay, Sunando

Shortening seed germination time for Borassus flabellifer using compost pit seed pretreatment
p. 1249 | Ravindran, Krishnanunni Mavinkal; Ramanan, S. Suresh

General Articles
Teaching the ‘principles of science’ within a liberal arts curriculum
p. 1252 | Singh, Thounaojam Umeshkanta
doi: 10.18520/cs/v119/i8/1252-1259

COVID-19 pandemic: lockdown impacts on the Indian environment, agriculture and aquaculture
p. 1260 | Mohanty, Rajeeb K.; Mandal, Krishna G.; Thakur, Amod K.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v119/i8/1260-1266

Review Articles
First impressions from the PRISMA hyperspectral mission
p. 1267 | Tripathi, Prateek; Garg, Rahul Dev
doi: 10.18520/cs/v119/i8/1267-1281

MicroRNAs as fine-tuners of gene regulation in plant–microbe interactions
p. 1282 | Nair, Minu M.; Manickavelu, Alagu
doi: 10.18520/cs/v119/i8/1282-1290

Research Articles
Feasibility of using resin-jacketed piezo sensors for monitoring of concrete strength using electro-mechanical impedance technique
p. 1291 | Kaur, Naveet; Negi, Prateek
doi: 10.18520/cs/v119/i8/1291-1299

Characterization of historic bricks and binder at Vat Phou World Heritage Site in Lao PDR and selection of compatible replacement units for restoration
p. 1300 | Manohar, Swathy; Shukla, Shivangi; Menon, Arun; Santhanam, Manu
doi: 10.18520/cs/v119/i8/1300-1307

Water quality index assessment of groundwater in the Central Ganga Plain with reference to Raebareli district, Uttar Pradesh, India
p. 1308 | Shukla, Saurabh; Saxena, Abhishek
doi: 10.18520/cs/v119/i8/1308-1315

Forest biomass estimation using multi-polarization SAR data coupled with optical data
p. 1316 | Kumar, Praveen; Krishna, Akhouri Pramod
doi: 10.18520/cs/v119/i8/1316-1321

Wave attenuation characteristics of simulated heterogeneous vegetation
p. 1322 | John, Beena Mary; Shirlal, Kiran G.; Rao, Subba
doi: 10.18520/cs/v119/i8/1322-1332

Computational studies reveal piperine, the predominant oleoresin of black pepper (Piper nigrum) as a potential inhibitor of SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19)
p. 1333 | Choudhary, Prassan; Chakdar, Hillol; Singh, Dikchha; Selvaraj, Chandrabose; Singh, Sanjeev Kumar; Kumar, Sunil; Saxena, Anil Kumar
doi: 10.18520/cs/v119/i8/1333-1342

Effect of integrated use of nutrients on soil properties and productivity of pearl millet–wheat cropping system irrigated with saline water in northwestern India
p. 1343 | Rani, Sarita; ., Satyavan; Prakash, Ram; Beniwal, Sunil; Kumar, Anil
doi: 10.18520/cs/v119/i8/1343-1348

Crystal structure of oxalate decarboxylase from Photorhabdus luminescens, a symbiotic bacterium associated with entomopathogenic nematodes
p. 1349 | Chellappan, Sreeja; Mathivanan, S.; Thippeswamy, R.; Nagesh, M.; Savithri, H. S.; Murthy, M. R. N.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v119/i8/1349-1356

Research Communication
Growth and yield of cauliflower under surface and subsurface drip irrigation with primarily treated municipal wastewater in a semi-arid peri-urban area
p. 1357 | Singh, Deepak; Patel, Neelam; Patra, Sridhar; Singh, Nisha
doi: 10.18520/cs/v119/i8/1357-1363

Postmortem attentive behaviour in Indian Ocean humpback dolphins (Sousa plumbea)
p. 1363 | Jog, Ketki; Sule, Mihir; Damle, Himanshu; Bopardikar, Isha; Sutaria, Dipani
doi: 10.18520/cs/v119/i8/1363-1367

Occurrence of a cyprinid fish (Leuciscinae) from latest Neogene (?Pliocene) sediments of Chotanagpur plateau, eastern India
p. 1367 | Hazra, Manoshi; Hazra, Taposhi; Bera, Subir; Khan, Mahasin Ali
doi: 10.18520/cs/v119/i8/1367-1370

Occurrence of white gelatinous foam on the beaches of Kollam (southwest coast of India) due to the senescent bloom of Phaeocystis globosa
p. 1371 | Madhu, N. V.; Anil, P.; Vishal, C. R.; Muraleedharan, K. R.; Parvathi, A.; Kumar, T. Gireesh; Arya, K. S.; Hafza, S.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v119/i8/1371-1375

Book Reviews
Freshwater Ecology: Concepts and Environmental Applications of Limnology, 3rd Edition. Walter K. Dodds and Matt R. Whiles
p. 1376 | Ramachandra, T. V.

A Doctor’s Experiments in Bihar. The Story of an Inspiring Struggle to Transform Maternal and Child Healthcare. Jindal Taru
p. 1378 | Pandya, Sunil K.

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Project Assistant - K. S. Rangasamy College of Arts and Science
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Junior Research Follow - ALAGAPPA UNIVERSITY
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Admission for Ph.D. Programme - Vinayaka Mission’s Research Foundation
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Award of DBT-Research Associateship in Biotechnology and Life Sciences for Candidates of North–East Region
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Award of DBT-Research Associateship in Biotechnology and Life Sciences
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Madurai Kamaraj University
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Prof. Saroj Chandrasekhar Memorial Award - SASTRA
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G. N. Ramachandran Award - SASTRA
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