Current Science
A Fortnightly Journal of Research
ISSN 0011-3891
Volume 120 - Issue 05: 10 Mar, 2021
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In this Issue
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Guest Editorial
Sustainable management of our coasts in the era of climate change
p. 0747 | Shenoi, S. S. C.

Correspondence
Alternaria tenuissima causes leaf spot in makhana
p. 0749 | Kumar, Santosh; Akhtar, M. N.; Kumar, Tribhuwan; Kumar, Mahesh

Bt-cotton hybrid seeds and ‘refuge-in-bag’ strategy
p. 0750 | Mohan Komarlingam, S.

Response
p. 0751 | Muralimohan, K.; Mahesh, H. M.

News
Current Science Reports
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Scientists pave way for possible carbon-neutral aviation
p. 0756 | Krishnan, Arjun R.

Scientific Correspondence
Evidence of proteoid roots in Chinar (Platanus orientalis L.): taxonomic implications
p. 0757 | Raj, Anup; Sailo, Lalhruaitluanga; Husaini, Amjad M.

Vanadium-bearing titaniferous-magnetite mineralization from the Simdega area, Chhotanagpur Gneissic Complex, Eastern India
p. 0759 | Kumar, Deepak; Pandit, Dinesh; Chalapathi Rao, N. V.

Molecular phylogeny of Scymnus latifolius, a predator species of mealy bug shows divergent evolution among Scymnus species
p. 0763 | Lalitha, N.; Chatterjee, H.; Gandhi Gracy, R.; Santhakumar, M. V.

General Articles
An assessment of mangrove management during the colonial and post-colonial periods
p. 0766 | Selvam, V.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v120/i5/766-771

Special Section: National Mission on Himalayan Studies
Preface
p. 0772 | Kohli, R. K.; Ajai

Climate change, cryosphere and impacts in the Indian Himalayan Region
p. 0774 | Allen, S.; Huggel, C.; Mal, S.; Ballesteros-Cánovas, J. A.; Rohrer, M.; Shukla, A.; Tiwari, P.; Maharana, P.; Bolch, T.; Thayyen, R. J.; Stoffel, M.; Pandey, Aayushi; Dimri, A. P.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v120/i5/774-790

Hydrological process monitoring for springshed management in the Indian Himalayan region: field observatory and reference database
p. 0791 | Dass, Bhargabnanda; Sen, Sumit; Sharma, Anita; Hussain, Sana; Rana, Nitin; Sen, Debashish
doi: 10.18520/cs/v120/i5/791-799

Estimation of price and income elasticity of water: a case study of Darjeeling town, West Bengal, India
p. 0800 | Pal, Debi Prasad; Chhetri, Ashish; Thakur, Barun Kumar; Debnath, Kanish
doi: 10.18520/cs/v120/i5/800-808

Water purification and biomineralization using nanofibres-based membrane technology
p. 0809 | Kumar, Manish; Kumar, Siddhant; Agnihotri, Samar; Rajpurohit, Bharat Singh; Randhawa, Jaspreet Kaur
doi: 10.18520/cs/v120/i5/809-817

Enhancing the livelihood of Himalayan communities through action research and transforming wild produce into high-value products
p. 0818 | Garg, Meenakshi; Kunwar, Mahendra Singh; Kashyap, Hema
doi: 10.18520/cs/v120/i5/818-824

A sustainable approach for livelihood improvement and integrated natural resource management in Central Himalaya, India
p. 0825 | Chauhan, D. S.; Bisht, D. S.; Deorai, Mukesh; Rawat, D. S.; Sundriyal, R. C.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v120/i5/825-834

Efficient fuelwood consumption with innovative solar water-heating system for forest conservation and mitigation of household carbon emission
p. 0835 | Singh, Lal; Kaur, Maninder Jeet; Thakur, D. K.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v120/i5/835-840

Screening and molecular identification of hypercellulase and xylanase-producing microorganisms for bioethanol production
p. 0841 | Sharma, Nivedita; Sharma, Nisha
doi: 10.18520/cs/v120/i5/841-849

Quantitative assessment of vegetation layers in tropical evergreen forests of Arunachal Pradesh, Eastern Himalaya, India
p. 0850 | Dash, Sudhansu Sekhar; Panday, Samiran; Rawat, Dinesh Singh; Kumar, Vikas; Lahiri, Subhajit; Sinha, Bipin Kumar; Singh, Paramjit
doi: 10.18520/cs/v120/i5/850-858

Indian Himalayan timberline ecotone in response to climate change – initial findings
p. 0859 | Singh, S. P.; Bhattacharyya, A.; Mittal, Amit; Pandey, Aseesh; Tewari, Ashish; Latwal, Avantika; David, Bency; Adhikari, Bhupendra S.; Kumar, Devendra; Negi, G. C. S.; Mir, Ishfaq Ahmad; Tamta, Krishna Kumar; Sambhav, Kumar; Shekhar, Mayank; Phulara, Mohit; Manzoor, Munisa; Singh, Nandan; Tewari, Pankaj; Ranhotra, Parminder S.; Singh, Pradeep; Dhaila, Pratap; Sah, Priyanka; Kumar, Rahul; Joshi, Rajesh; Rawal, Ranbeer S.; Rawal, Renu; Singh, Ripu Daman; Shah, Shruti; Sharma, Subrat; Nanda, Subzar Ahmad; Gumber, Surabhi; Singh, Utsa; Reshi, Zafar
doi: 10.18520/cs/v120/i5/859-871

Studies on subalpine forests of Hamta Pass area in Himachal Pradesh, India with a focus on Betula utilis populations
p. 0872 | Dasila, Khashti; Samant, S. S.; Pandey, Anita
doi: 10.18520/cs/v120/i5/872-882

Preliminary assessment and conservation of insect pollinators through community participation in the Lahaul and Spiti district of Himachal Pradesh, India
p. 0883 | Chauhan, Mona; Uniyal, V. P.; Chandra, Agni; Thakur, Pooja; Mehrwar, Vandana
doi: 10.18520/cs/v120/i5/883-887

Climate change impacts on glacier-fed and non-glacier-fed ecosystems of the Indian Himalayan Region: people’s perception and adaptive strategies
p. 0888 | Kuniyal, Jagdish Chandra; Kanwar, Nidhi; Bhoj, Ajay Singh; Rautela, Kuldeep Singh; Joshi, Pramod; Kumar, Kireet; Sofi, Mohd Sharjeel; Bhat, Sami Ullah; Rashid, Irfan; Lodhi, Mahindra Singh; Devi, Ch. Anniebesant; Singh, Huidrom Birkumar
doi: 10.18520/cs/v120/i5/888-899

Research Articles
Effect of alumina filler on spherulite growth and ionic conductivity of PEO9(LiClO4) solid polymer electrolyte
p. 0900 | Karunaratne, B. A.; Nugera, F. A. E.; Dissanayake, M. A. K. L.; Senadeera, G. K. R.; Mellander, B. E.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v120/i5/900-906

Surface modification of titanium alloy by anodic oxidation method to improve its biocompatibility
p. 0907 | Kumar, Anil; Kushwaha, Manoj Kumar
doi: 10.18520/cs/v120/i5/907-914

Inundation mapping of Kerala flood event in 2018 using ALOS-2 and temporal Sentinel-1 SAR images
p. 0915 | Vanama, V. S. K.; Musthafa, Mohamed; Khati, Unmesh; Gowtham, R.; Singh, Gulab; Rao, Y. S.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v120/i5/915-925

Biodegradation kinetics of acenaphthene by Sphingobacterium sp. strain RTSB isolated from a petroleum-contaminated soil
p. 0926 | Mallick, Somnath
doi: 10.18520/cs/v120/i5/926-931

Research Communication
Study on snowmelt and algal growth in the Antarctic Peninsula using spatial approach
p. 0932 | Geetha Priya, M.; Varshini, N.; Chandhana, G.; Deeksha, G.; Supriya, K.; Krishnaveni, D.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v120/i5/932-936

Wavelength selection and classification of hyperspectral non-imagery data to discriminate healthy and unhealthy vegetable leaves
p. 0936 | Ghule, Anjana N.; Deshmukh, Ratnadeep R.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v120/i5/936-941

Astronomical explanation of the enigmatic sundial in Agra, India
p. 0942 | Pandya, Aalok; Bahadur, Tej; Bhattacharya, Sandip
doi: 10.18520/cs/v120/i5/942-945

Traditional knowledge of medicinal plants among the Thangal–Naga ethnic group of Manipur, India
p. 0945 | Pampuinath, Babina; Meitei, Maibam Dhanaraj
doi: 10.18520/cs/v120/i5/945-950

Book Reviews
Mesenchymal Stem Cells in Human Health and Diseases. Ahmad H. K. El- Hashash (ed.)
p. 0951 | Bhonde, R. R.

Personal News
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p. 0953 | Kesavan, P. C.; Swaminathan, M. S.

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