Current Science
A Fortnightly Journal of Research
ISSN 0011-3891
Volume 120 - Issue 12: 25 Jun, 2021
In this Issue
In this issue
p. 1802

Editorial
Strengthening geological prospecting capabilities in India to meet the aims of the new National Mineral Policy
p. 1803 | Srinivasan, R.

Correspondence
What is expected in an editorial of a medical science journal?
p. 1805 | Patwardhan, Bhushan; Ghooi, Ravindra; Deshpande, Sharad

News
Current Science Reports
p. 1806

Two South Asians from UNEP shared the first Y. P. Abrol Memorial Award
p. 1810 | Raghuram, N.

This air-powered robot requires no electronics for movements
p. 1811 | Krishnan, Arjun R.

Commentary
Insights into differential biomining traits of Indian copper sulphides
p. 1812 | Chakrabarti, Sharadindra; Sen, Ranen

The re-emerging Karnal bunt disease of wheat and preparedness of the global wheat sector
p. 1814 | Bishnoi, S. K.; Kumar, Sudheer; Singh, G. P.

Erratum
Erratum: The murky origins of the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, the causative agent of the COVID-19 pandemic
p. 1817 | Balaram, P.

Scientific Correspondence
A satellite view of the changes in summer-time aerosol vertical distribution before and during COVID-19 lockdown conditions in India
p. 1818 | Mehta, Manu; Hooda, Waris; Chauhan, Prakash

General Articles
Natural and unnatural history of the coronavirus: The uncertain path to the pandemic
p. 1820 | Balaram, P.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v120/i12/1820-1826

Case studies for integration of renewable energy sources in power grid – lessons for India
p. 1827 | Desai, B. G.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v120/i12/1827-1832

Discerning sustainable interaction between agriculture and energy in India
p. 1833 | Praveen, K. V.; Jha, Girish K.; Aditya, K. S.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v120/i12/1833-1839

Rapid assessment of the October 2020 Hyderabad urban flood and risk analysis using geospatial data
p. 1840 | Rangari, Vinay Ashok; Bhatt, C. M.; Umamahesh, N. V.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v120/i12/1840-1847

Review Articles
Chalcogen and pnictogen bonds: insights and relevance
p. 1848 | Shukla, Rahul; Chopra, Deepak
doi: 10.18520/cs/v120/i12/1848-1853

Research Account
Empowering rural tribal youth through agripreneurship – evidence from a case study in North East India
p. 1854 | Baishya, S. K.; Sangtam, H. M.; Tungoe, Mhalo; Meyase, Megokhono; Tongoe, Zuchamo; Deka, B. C.; Baishya, L. K.; Rajkhowa, D. J.; Ray, Sanjay
doi: 10.18520/cs/v120/i12/1854-1862

Research Articles
Do seasonal forecasts of Indian summer monsoon rainfall show better skill with February initial conditions?
p. 1863 | Rajendran, K.; Surendran, Sajani; Varghese, Stella Jes; Chakraborty, Arindam
doi: 10.18520/cs/v120/i12/1863-1874

A modification to the Indian practice of scour depth prediction around bridge piers
p. 1875 | Vijayasree, B. A.; Eldho, T. I.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v120/i12/1875-1881

Transcriptomic response of Caenorhabditis elegans expressing human Aβ42 gene treated with salvianolic acid A
p. 1882 | Yuen, Chee Wah; Halim, Mardani Abdul; Najimudin, Nazalan; Azzam, Ghows
doi: 10.18520/cs/v120/i12/1882-1893

Elemental composition and microstructure analysis of archaeological copper from Central Ganga Valley, India
p. 1894 | Rai, Sidharth Shankar
doi: 10.18520/cs/v120/i12/1894-1904

Multiple linear regression analysis to estimate hydrological effects in soil Rn-222 at Ghuttu, Garhwal Himalaya, India: a prerequisite to identify earthquake precursors
p. 1905 | Chauhan, Vishal; Kumar, Naresh; Shukla, Vaishali; Verma, Sanjay Kumar
doi: 10.18520/cs/v120/i12/1905-1911

Gynaecological disorders associated with Brucella melitensis in goat flocks with potential risk of occupational zoonoses in Central India
p. 1912 | Awandkar, S. P.; Kale, S.; Sonekar, C.; Gabhane, G. K.; Chaudhari, S. P.; Kurkure, N. V.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v120/i12/1912-1916

Unexplored pharmaceutical potential of phytocompounds extracted from the mushroom, Geastrum saccatum
p. 1917 | Mane, Pramod C.; Khadse, Ashok N.; Kadam, Deepali D.; Sayyed, Shabnam A. R.; Thorat, Vrushali T.; Sarogade, Sunita D.; Chaudhari, Ravindra D.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v120/i12/1917-1922

Research Communication
A simple protocol for rearing a native predatory mite Neoseiulus indicus
p. 1923 | Ballal, Chandish R.; Gupta, S. K.; Gupta, Tripti; Varshney, Richa
doi: 10.18520/cs/v120/i12/1923-1926

Spatial distribution of landslides vis-à-vis epicentral distribution of earthquakes in the vicinity of the Main Central Thrust zone, Uttarakhand Himalaya, India
p. 1927 | Gupta, Vikram; Paul, Ajay; Kumar, Sandeep; Dash, Biswajit
doi: 10.18520/cs/v120/i12/1927-1932

Book Reviews
The Indus. Andrew Robinson
p. 1933 | Prasanna, T. R. S.

Annual Review of Nutrition, 2020. Patrick J. Stover and Rudi Balling (eds)
p. 1936 | Bamji, Mahtab S.

Personal News
Srikumar Banerjee (1946–2021)
p. 1938 | Dey, Gautam Kumar; Grover, R. B.

Bhabatarak Bhattacharyya (1944–2021)
p. 1940 | Panda, Dulal; Manna, Tapas; Chakrabarti, Gopal; Roy, Siddhartha

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