Current Science
A Fortnightly Journal of Research
ISSN 0011-3891
Volume 119 - Issue 10: 25 Nov, 2020
In this Issue
In this issue
p. 1590

Guest Editorial
COVID-19 pandemic: looking back, looking forward
p. 1591 | John, T. Jacob

Correspondence
Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize 2020: An iconic beginning of the decade
p. 1593 | Singh, Inderpal

News
Current Science Reports
p. 1594

2020 Nobel Prize for Physics: Black holes and the Milky Way’s darkest secret
p. 1598 | Samuel, Joseph

The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2020: Celebrating the collaborative efforts leading to a tool (CRISPR-Cas) for rewriting a code of life
p. 1603 | Marathe, Sandhya Amol; Chakravortty, Dipshikha

Hepatitis C virus: Discovery to future prospects
p. 1606 | Raheja, Harsha; Das, Saumitra

Opinion
Higher education scenario – some observations
p. 1610 | Dattagupta, Sushanta

Scientific Correspondence
Taxonomy of Barleria morrisiana E. Barnes & C. E. C. Fisch. (Acanthaceae), a little-known species of the Biligiri Ranganathaswamy Temple Tiger Reserve, Karnataka, India
p. 1611 | Patil, Suraj S; Ganesan, Rengaian; Yadav, Shrirang R.; Lekhak, Manoj M.

Nutritional parameters of unique black rice in Assam, India, and its prospect of boosting rural economy
p. 1613 | Handique, A. K.; Handique, Gautam K.

General Articles
Increasing time in outdoor environment could counteract the rising prevalence of myopia in Indian school-going children
p. 1616 | Dhakal, Rohit; Verkicharla, Pavan K.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v119/i10/1616-1619

Optimal targets for India’s per capita electricity use and energy mix
p. 1620 | Rethinaraj, T. S. Gopi; Ahuja, Dilip R.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v119/i10/1620-1626

Inadmissible planktons in potable water: a potential risk for human health
p. 1627 | Gupta, Jeetendra Kumar; Shah, Kamal; Mishra, Pradeep
doi: 10.18520/cs/v119/i10/1627-1632

Research Articles
Changes in Antarctic ice-shelf margins between 1997 and 2019 using Sentinel and RADARSAT data
p. 1633 | Shah, Esha; Jayaprasad, P.; James, M. E.; Putrevu, Deepak; Misra, Arundhati
doi: 10.18520/cs/v119/i10/1633-1640

Deterministic tsunami hazard map for India
p. 1641 | Dhanya, J.; Raghukanth, S. T. G.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v119/i10/1641-1651

Porosity prediction from offshore seismic data of F3 Block, the Netherlands using multi-layer feed-forward neural network
p. 1652 | Kushwaha, Prabodh Kumar; Maurya, S. P.; Rai, Piyush; Singh, N. P.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v119/i10/1652-1662

Metagenomics-based bacterial community analysis: assessment by amplicon sequencing of Tuva Timba and Dholera hot-water springs, Gujarat, India
p. 1663 | Patel, Disha N.; Thakkar, Jalpa R.; Braganza, Vincent J.; Modi, Hasmukh A.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v119/i10/1663-1670

Sedimentology and palaeoenvironmental reconstruction of the Early Cambrian Kussak Formation, Salt Range, Pakistan
p. 1671 | Ghazi, Shahid; Ahmad, Shakeel; Riaz, Muhammad; Zafar, Tehseen
doi: 10.18520/cs/v119/i10/1671-1684

Research Communication
Water quality and pollution indices application in monitoring water quality of Serlui river impacted by Serlui-B dam, Mizoram, North East India
p. 1685 | Sunar, Sangeeta; Tripathi, Om Prakash; Mishra, B. P.
doi: 0.18520/cs/v119/i10/1685-1689

Pearl millet blast disease caused by Pyricularia pennisetigena in western arid Rajasthan, India
p. 1690 | Singh, S. K.; Solanki, R. K.; Kakani, R. K.
doi: 0.18520/cs/v119/i10/1690-1694

Fine roots dynamics and biomass of Phyllanthus emblica-based agroforestry system in Bundelkhand region of Central India
p. 1694 | Kumar, Dhiraj; Newaj, Ram; Ram, Asha; Prasad, Rajendra; Kumar, Veeresh
doi: 10.18520/cs/v119/i10/1694-1699

Why primary processing of herbal raw drugs is important
p. 1699 | Bisht, Vinod K.; Uniyal, Ramesh C.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v119/i10/1699-1702

Examining the trapping efficiency of different coloured light emitting diodes in combination with the host plant for monitoring and managing banana weevils
p. 1702 | Kannan, Mani; Padmanaban, Balakrishnan; Ashif, Kammatterikunnu; Baskar, Narayanan; Uma, Subbaraya
doi: 10.18520/cs/v119/i10/1702-1706

Impact of urbanization on seasonal population status and occupancy of house sparrows in Delhi, India
p. 1706 | Choudhary, Shikha; Chauhan, N. P. S.; Kalsi, Rajiv
doi: 10.18520/cs/v119/i10/1706-1711

Book Reviews
Instrumental Lives: An Intimate Biography of an Indian Laboratory. Pankaj Sakhsaria
p. 1712 | Srinivasan, R.

Hot Carbon: Carbon-14 and a Revolution in Science. John F. Marra
p. 1713 | Sarma, V. V. S. S.

Personal News
In Memoriam: Govind Swarup (1929–2020)
p. 1715 | Gupta, Yashwant; Chengalur, Jayaram N.

Janakiraman Ramachandran (1935–2020)
p. 1717 | Kumar, S. Anand; Balganesh, T. S.; Sampath, Kumud

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Centre Director, Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education - Tata Institute of Fundamental Research
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Director, Kerala State Council for Science, Technology and Environment
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