Current Science
A Fortnightly Journal of Research
ISSN 0011-3891
Volume 120 - Issue 01: 10 Jan, 2021
In this Issue
In this issue
p. 0006

Guest Editorial
A perspective on water security in India
p. 0007 | Jain, Sharad K.

Correspondence
When flowering of a species threatens its survival
p. 0009 | Kumar, P. Surath; Shukla, Gopal; Vineeta; Panwar, Pankaj; Chakravarty, Sumit

Setting electricity generation targets: some concerns
p. 0009 | Grover, R. B.

Locusts plague: an emerging threat to India
p. 0010 | Sarkar, Priyanka; Debnath, Nirmal

News
Current Science Reports
p. 0012

Meeting Report
Indian Academy of Sciences, Bengaluru – 86th annual meeting
p. 0016 | Pawar, Pratik; Priya, S.

The Upper Indus Basin Network
p. 0018 | Dimri, A. P.; Anand, M.; Shrestha, A.; Kulkarni, A.

Opinion
Ralstonia solanacearum: an emerging threat as a mysterious plant pathogen
p. 0020 | Singh, Niraj

Commentary
COVID-19-specific clinical research using traditional medicine: lessons from traditional Chinese medicine for India’s AYUSH systems
p. 0022 | Natarajan, S.; Anbarasi, C.; Sendhilkumar, M.; Manickam, P.

Connecting the unconnected: the way forward for public health to reach the unreached tribal communities in India
p. 0024 | Saxena, Nishant; Kumar, Dinesh; Das, Aparup

Scientific Correspondence
Design and development of multifunctional agroforestry for family farming
p. 0027 | Parthiban, K. T.; Srivastava, Deepak; Keerthika, A.

The need for publishing business aquaculturist farming data
p. 0029 | Tabish, Mohammad; Daniel, S.

Scytinostroma portentosum (Berk. and Curt.) Donk from West Bengal, India on a new host
p. 0030 | De, Asit Baran; Jash, Sayantan

General Articles
Working/non-working status of patents granted to HEIs and NRLs in India
p. 0034 | Bhardwaj, Mamta; Sandhu, Amandeep
doi: 10.18520/cs/v120/i1/34-42

The Chennai Water Crisis: Insufficient rainwater or suboptimal harnessing of runoff?
p. 0043 | Nigam, Sumant; Ruiz-Barradas, Alfredo; Sengupta, Agniv
doi: 10.18520/cs/v120/i1/43-55

Requirements for biosimilar authorization: a legal and comparative perspective – FDA versus EMA
p. 0056 | Peña, Alfonso Noguera; Rodríguez, Carlos del Castillo
doi: 10.18520/cs/v120/i1/56-65

Review Articles
Gall-inducing insects and plants: the induction conundrum
p. 0066 | Raman, Anantanarayanan
doi: 10.18520/cs/v120/i1/66-78

Special Section: ISRO’S Pad Abort Test
Preface
p. 0079 | Suresh, B. N.

Foreword
p. 0079 | Somanath, S.

Message
p. 0080 | Sivan, K.

Flight performance of Crew Escape System during pad abort condition
p. 0081 | Somanath, S.; Nair, S. Unnikrishnan; Sivamurugan, T.; Desikan, S. L. N.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v120/i1/81-88

Mission design, preflight and flight performance and observations for Pad Abort Test
p. 0089 | Dhaoya, Jayanta; Remesh, N.; Ravikumar, C.; Bhanumathy, P.; Anilkumar, A. K.; Kumar, Abhay; Ashok, V.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v120/i1/89-95

Evolution of Crew Escape System configuration
p. 0096 | Sreenivasulu, Juluri; Saha, Sanjoy Kumar; Patil, M. M.; Ashok, V.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v120/i1/96-104

Onset separation aerodynamics of Crew Module from Crew Escape System
p. 0105 | Saravanan, R.; Tennyson, J. A.; Desikan, S. L. N.; Patil, M. M.; Kalimuthu, R.; Surendranath
doi: 10.18520/cs/v120/i1/105-109

Aerothermal design of Crew Escape System
p. 0110 | Lakshmi, K. S.; Prabhu, M. Ram; Padmanabhan, Rishi; Pandey, Ullekh; Manirajan, M.; Anoop, P.; Sivamurugan, T.; Sundar, B.; Chacko, M. J.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v120/i1/110-115

Design, development, static and flight tests of reverse flow multiple nozzle solid rocket motor with high burn rate propellant
p. 0116 | Sreejith, K.; Prasad, Shailesh; Bagavathiappan, R.; Prasanth, C.; Jeenu, R.; Murugan, J. Paul; Kurian, Thomas; Mansu, N.; Harikrishnan, R.; Levin, G.; Eswaran, V.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v120/i1/116-121

Design, development and flight performances of deceleration system
p. 0122 | Paul, Johns; Aggarwal, Atin; Nalluveettil, Santhosh J.; Purushothaman, P.; Premdas, M.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v120/i1/122-128

Structural design, qualification and post-flight assessment of Crew Module Fairing
p. 0129 | Singh, Nishant; Sajeev, R. K.; Ayyappadas, P.; Beena, A. P.; Krishnadasan, C. K.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v120/i1/129-140

Structural design, development and qualification tests of grid fin
p. 0141 | Kurian, Able C.; Santhosh, B.; Shaji, P. D.; Joseph, Sibi; Rajarajan, A.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v120/i1/141-146

Quality assurance challenges for development of Crew Escape System Motors
p. 0147 | Jana, Suvendu; Sreedhar, S. M.; Krishnakumar, R.; Kumar, R. Vinod; Saratchandran, S.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v120/i1/147-151

Wireless instrumentation system experiment
p. 0152 | Varghese, Bibin; Sreelal, S.; Sreekumar, S.; Vinod, P.; Namboothiripad, M. N.; Lal, Joseph; Anand, K.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v120/i1/152-160

Digital telemetry transmitter in Crew Escape System
p. 0161 | Smitha, K. S.; Joy, Sherly; Elizabeth, D. Sheba; Shukla, Sathya Bhushan; Roy, S. Sanoj Kumar; Mukundan, K. K.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v120/i1/161-165

Research Articles
Generation of sub-pixel-level maps for mixed pixels in hyperspectral image data
p. 0166 | Kumar, Prem; Chakravortty, Somdatta
doi: 10.18520/cs/v120/i1/166-176

Anticancer nanometre-biomissiles carrying a leucine insulator and an antibody complementarity-determining region
p. 0177 | Xing, Meng; Li, Xiaoxia; An, Shanshan; Lan, Chongfeng; Fu, Min; Shi, Yunfan; Huang, Yan; Tang, Man; Wan, Yulin; Wang, Yuchuan; Peng, Jingli; Wang, Kai; Ye, Zi-Wei; Weng, Shaoping; Liu, Qiuyun; He, Jianguo; Zhou, Wenliang
doi: 10.18520/cs/v120/i1/177-185

Protein hydration
p. 0186 | Murthy, M. R. N.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v120/i1/186-192

Fusion of complementary information of SAR and optical data for forest cover mapping using random forest algorithm
p. 0193 | Veerabhadraswamy, Naveen; Devagiri, Guddappa M.; Khaple, Anil Kumar
doi: 10.18520/cs/v120/i1/193-199

Identification of heavy metal pollution source due to idol immersion activity across the Cauvery river basin, Tamil Nadu, South India
p. 0200 | Anbazhagan, Vinothkannan; Rajendran, Rajaram; Arumugam, Ganeshkumar; Ganeshan, Arun
doi: 10.18520/cs/v120/i1/200-208

Research Communication
Citation-based criterion for identifying long-lasting research papers
p. 0209 | Nagarkar, Shubhada; Gadre, Shridhar R.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v120/i1/209-214

The contribution of sense of place to shifting cultivation sustenance: evidence from West Garo Hills, North East India
p. 0215 | Pandey, D. K.; Junot, Amandine; Adhiguru, P.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v120/i1/215-220

Assessment of colour changes in Lonar lake, Buldhana district, Maharashtra, India using remote sensing data
p. 0220 | Mishra, Anurag; Hakeem, K. Abdul; Rao, V. V.; Rao, P. V. N.; Chowdhury, Santanu
doi: 10.18520/cs/v120/i1/220-226

Book Reviews
More Things in the Heavens: How Infrared Astronomy is Expanding our View of the Universe. Michael Werner and Peter Eisenhardt
p. 0227 | Puravankara, Manoj

Personal News
Amrendra Vijay (1967–2020)
p. 0229 | Sangaranarayanan, M. V.

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Recruitment Notice - Indian National Science Academy
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