Current Science
A Fortnightly Journal of Research
ISSN 0011-3891
Volume 120 - Issue 02: 25 Jan, 2021
In this Issue
In this issue
p. 0246

Guest Editorial
Addressing resilience to cyclones – a perspective
p. 0247 | Nayak, Shailesh

Correspondence
Discovery of fossil dragonfly from India – a rejoinder
p. 0249 | Subramanian, K. A.; Babu, R.

Microplastics pollution pathways to groundwater in India
p. 0249 | Kumar, Rakesh; Sharma, Prabhakar

News
France Honours Rohini Godbole with ‘Ordre National du Mérite’
p. 0251

Current Science Reports
p. 0252

Is polypill a stroke of luck for cardiac patients?
p. 0256 | Krishnan, Arjun R.

Meeting Report
Modelling atmospheric–oceanic processes for weather and climate extremes
p. 0257 | Mohan, Manju; Sukumaran, Sandeep; Pant, Vimlesh; Kunchala, Ravi Kumar; Hunt, Julian

Opinion
Spermatogonial stem-cell transplantation: an alternative approach for transgenesis in farm animals
p. 0260 | Sharma, Ankur; Kumaresan, A.; Chauhan, M. S.

Commentary
Wheat blast readiness of the Indian wheat sector
p. 0262 | Bishnoi, S. K.; Singh, G. P.; Kumar, Sudheer

Biotic stresses of agricultural crops in India: re-visiting national status and mitigation strategies
p. 0264 | Kumar, J.; Murali-Baskaran, R. K.; Jain, S. K.; Sivalingam, P. N.; Dixit, A.; Mallikarjuna, J.; Ghosh, P. K.

Scientific Correspondence
COVID-19 endemicity: a taste of the future
p. 0266 | John, T. Jacob; Seshadri, M. S.

Does India have the invasive brown marmorated stink bug, Halyomorpha halys (Stål)
p. 0268 | Salini, S.; David, K. J.; Pratheepa, M.

Kaabar Tal, Bihar’s first Ramsar site: status, challenges and recommendations
p. 0270 | Sinha, Rajiv; Singh, Manudeo

General Articles
National Surveillance Programme for Aquatic Animal Diseases – a stepping stone for establishing disease governance system in India
p. 0273 | Sood, Neeraj; Pradhan, Pravata K.; Swaminathan, T. Raja; Rathore, Gaurav; Jena, J. K.; Lal, Kuldeep K.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v120/i2/273-277

Horticultural nurseries and nematode dissemination
p. 0278 | Poornima, K.; Walia, R. K.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v120/i2/278-284

Special Section: Environmental Impact of COVID-19 (Guest Editors: K
Foreword
p. 0285 | Moorthy, K. Krishna; Babu, S. Suresh; Murthy, B. V. Krishna; Srinivasan, J.

Impact of lockdown-related reduction in anthropogenic emissions on aerosol characteristics in the megacity, Bengaluru
p. 0287 | Ajay, A.; Moorthy, K. Krishna; Satheesh, S. K.; Ilavazhagan, G.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v120/i2/287-295

Impacts of reduced anthropogenic activities on black carbon concentration and related atmospheric parameters at an urban metropolis near the land ocean boundary during COVID-19 pandemic
p. 0296 | Jana, Soumyajyoti; Rakshit, Gargi; Maitra, Animesh
doi: 10.18520/cs/v120/i2/296-303

Ambient fine particulate matter pollution over the megacity Delhi, India: an impact of COVID-19 lockdown
p. 0304 | Arunkumar, M.; Dhanakumar, S.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v120/i2/304-312

Variation of black carbon and particulate matter in Bhubaneswar during the pre-monsoon: possible impact of meteorology and COVID-19 lockdown
p. 0313 | Nath, Jyotishree; Panda, Subhasmita; Patra, Satya S.; Ramasamy, Boopathy; Das, Trupti
doi: 10.18520/cs/v120/i2/313-321

Impact of lockdown due to COVID-19 outbreak on O3 and its precursor gases, PM and BC over northeast India
p. 0322 | Pathak, Binita; Bhuyan, Pradip Kumar; Saikia, Arshini; Bhuyan, Kalyan; Ajay, P.; Nath, Sankar Jyoti; Bora, Shyam Lochan
doi: 10.18520/cs/v120/i2/322-331

Impact assessment of change in anthropogenic emissions due to lockdown on aerosol characteristics in a rural location
p. 0332 | Ajay, A.; Moorthy, K. Krishna; Satheesh, S. K.; Ilavazhagan, G.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v120/i2/332-340

Response of ambient BC concentration across the Indian region to the nation-wide lockdown: results from the ARFINET measurements of ISRO-GBP
p. 0341 | Gogoi, Mukunda M.; Babu, S. Suresh; Arun, B. S.; Moorthy, K. Krishna; Ajay, A.; Ajay, P.; Suryavanshi, Arun; Borgohain, Arup; Guha, Anirban; Shaikh, Atiba; Pathak, Binita; Gharai, Biswadip; Ramasamy, Boopathy; Balakrishnaiah, G.; Menon, Harilal B.; Kuniyal, Jagdish Chandra; Krishnan, Jayabala; Gopal, K. Rama; Maheswari, M.; Naja, Manish; Kaur, Parminder; Bhuyan, Pradip Kumar; Gupta, Pratima; Singh, Prayagraj; Srivastava, Priyanka; Singh, R. S.; Kumar, Ranjit; Rastogi, Shantanu; Kundu, Shyam Sundar; Kompalli, Sobhan Kumar; Panda, Subhasmita; Rao, Tandule Chakradhar; Das, Trupti; Kant, Yogesh
doi: 10.18520/cs/v120/i2/341-351

Dominance of natural aerosols over India in pre-monsoon: inferences from the lockdown effects
p. 0352 | Prijith, S. S.; Srinivasulu, J.; Sai, M. V. R. Sesha
doi: 10.18520/cs/v120/i2/352-359

Effect of SARS-CoV-2 pandemic induced lockdown on the aerosol loading over the coastal state, Goa
p. 0360 | Shaikh, Atiba; Sen, Avirup; Menon, Harilal B.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v120/i2/360-367

Effect of COVID-19 lockdown on the spatio-temporal distribution of nitrogen dioxide over India
p. 0368 | Srivastava, Shuchita; Siddiqui, Asfa; Mitra, D.; Chauhan, Prakash
doi: 10.18520/cs/v120/i2/368-375

Impact of COVID-19 lockdown on surface ozone build-up at an urban site in western India based on photochemical box modelling
p. 0376 | Soni, Meghna; Ojha, Narendra; Girach, Imran
doi: 10.18520/cs/v120/i2/376-381

Research Articles
Chronology of coastal dune ridges in Vaigai prodelta region, southeastern Tamil Nadu, India
p. 0382 | Sathiyaseelan, S.; Panda, D. K.; Banerjee, D.; Ramesh, D.; Shukla, A. D.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v120/i2/382-388

Computational studies of mycorrhizal protein: GiHsp60 and its interaction with soil organic matter
p. 0389 | Mothay, Dipti; Ramesh, K. V.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v120/i2/389-397

Integrating state-of-the-art in silico tools with molecular docking to predict the impact of the most deleterious amino acid substitutions on TRAPPC6A protein
p. 0398 | Al-Shuhaib, Mohammed Baqur S.; Al-Shuhaib, Jafar M. B.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v120/i2/398-405

Assessment of germination time of finger millet for value addition in functional foods
p. 0406 | Kumar, Ashwani; Kaur, Amarjeet; Gupta, Kritika; Gat, Yogesh; Kumar, Vikas
doi: 10.18520/cs/v120/i2/406-413

Estimation of dielectric properties of clay loam and silty soil with different salinity levels over low frequency range
p. 0414 | Patel, Virendrakumar N.; Chaudhary, Prahalad D.; Rana, Vipin A.; Gadani, Deepak H.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v120/i2/414-422

Enhanced insecticide-resistance spectrum in green lacewing predator, Chrysoperla zastrowi sillemi (strain PTS-8) and its potential role in the management of sucking pests of cotton
p. 0423 | Ashwini, M.; Mohan, M.; Sivakumar, G.; Venkatesan, T.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v120/i2/423-428

Research Communication
Space-based observation of a high-altitude red-coloured glacial lake in Ladakh, Northwest Himalaya, India
p. 0429 | Pandey, Pratima; Chauhan, Prakash; Ali, S. Nawaz; Chauhan, Mamta
doi: 10.18520/cs/v120/i2/429-431

Occurrence of cassava mealybug, Phenacoccus manihoti Matile-Ferrero (Pseudococcidae: Hemiptera), a new invasive pest on cassava in India and prospects for its classical biological control
p. 0432 | Sampathkumar, M.; Mohan, M.; Shylesha, A. N.; Joshi, Sunil; Venkatesan, T.; Gupta, Ankita; Vennila, S.; Venkatachalam, S. R.; Vijayakumar, M.; Subramanian, Madhu; Yoganayagi, M.; Ashika, T. R.; Bakthavatsalam, N.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v120/i2/432-435

Book Reviews
Nature Strange and Beautiful: How Living Beings Evolved and Made the Earth a Home. Egbert Giles Leigh Jr and Christian Ziegler
p. 0436 | Dey, Sutirth

Annual Review of Biophysics, 2020. Ken A. Dill (ed.)
p. 0437 | Dutta, Somnath

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NASI-RELIANCE INDUSTRIES PLATINUM JUBILEE AWARDS FOR THE YEAR 2021 - The National Academy of Sciences, India
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NASI-YOUNG SCIENTIST PLATINUM JUBILEE AWARDS FOR THE YEAR 2021 - The National Academy of Sciences, India
p. 0441

Scientists - National Institute of Plant Genome Research
p. 0442

Admission to Ph.D. Programme in Science Education – 2021 - Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education
p. 0443

Junior Research Fellow - SRM Institute of Science and Technology
p. 0443

Visiting Scientist Programme 2021 - Indian National Science Academy
p. 0444

Awards - JAWAHARLAL NEHRU CENTRE FOR ADVANCED SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH
p. 0444

Junior Research Fellow - SRM University
p. 0445

Project Assistant - Karnatak University, Dharwad
p. 0445

Junior Research Fellow - Savitribai Phule Pune University
p. 0445

Addendum - Bhabha Atomic Research Centre
p. 0445

Scientists - KSCSTE-Centre for Water Resources Development and Management
p. 0445

Centre Director and Scientist-D - UGC-DAE Consortium for Scientific Research
p. 0446

Junior Research Fellow - SRM University
p. 0446

Brainstorming Session on Satellite Observations and Modelling for Hydrological Applications
p. 0446

Call for Proposals – 2021 - Department of Science and Technology
p. 0447

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