Current Science
A Fortnightly Journal of Research
ISSN 0011-3891
Volume 121 - Issue 01: 10 Jul, 2021
In this Issue
In this issue
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Editorial
Are we creating an unsustainable State of Fear?
p. 0007 | Ganeshaiah, K. N.; Shaanker, R. Uma

Correspondence
Response by: Hydrogen economy
p. 0009 | Yadav, Ganapati D.

Hydrogen economy
p. 0009 | Ramamurthy, V. S.; Srivastava, D. K.

AlgaeBase: a global database for algae
p. 0010 | Guiry, Michael D.

Response by: AlgaeBase: a global database for algae
p. 0011 | Roy, Surajit; Keshri, Jai Prakash

News
Current Science Reports
p. 0012

2021 Abel Prize
p. 0016 | Khan, Sameen Ahmed

Evidences of airborne coronavirus transmission and necessary cautionary measures
p. 0017 | Krishnan, Arjun R.

Addendum
2020 Nobel Prize for Physics: Black holes and the Milky Way’s darkest secret
p. 0018 | Samuel, Joseph

Commentary
‘Kannadipaya’ – role of geographical indication in brand-making and conservation
p. 0019 | Raghu, A. V.; Viswanath, Syam

Scientific Correspondence
Rediscovery of Bunium nothum (C.B. Clarke) P.K. Mukh. (Apiaceae), an endemic and critically endangered umbellifer after 137 years from the Nilgiris, Tamil Nadu, India
p. 0021 | Murugesan, M.; Tharani, R.; Ravichandran, V.; Karthik, B.; Anusuba, V.

Increasing smoke and carbonaceous aerosols over the Indian region (2007–2016)
p. 0024 | Mehta, Manu

General Articles
Emerging and re-emerging biotic stresses of agricultural crops in India and novel tools for their better management
p. 0026 | Kumar, J.; Murali-Baskaran, R. K.; Jain, S. K.; Sivalingam, P. N.; Mallikarjuna, J.; Kumar, Vinay; Sharma, K. C.; Sridhar, J.; Mooventhan, P.; Dixit, A.; Ghosh, P. K.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v121/i1/26-36

Community well-being and the ‘invisible’ subjectivities of indigenous people: a focus on the Irulas of the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve, Tamil Nadu, India
p. 0037 | Krishnakumar, Jyotsna; Roy, Pratim
doi: 10.18520/cs/v121/i1/37-43

Multi-hazard analysis and design guidelines: recommendations for structure and infrastructure systems in the Indian context
p. 0044 | Roy, Tathagata; Matsagar, Vasant
doi: 10.18520/cs/v121/i1/44-55

Review Articles
Allopatric and sympatric modes of speciation: examples from Drosophila
p. 0056 | Singh, B. N.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v121/i1/56-60

Seismic performance of precast slab to beam connection: an overview
p. 0061 | Vinutha, D.; Vidjeapriya, R.; Jaya, K. P.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v121/i1/61-76

Investigations into the origin of SARS-CoV-2: an update
p. 0077 | Mitra, Anirban
doi: 10.18520/cs/v121/i1/77-84

Research Articles
Characterization of the second wave of COVID-19 in India
p. 0085 | Ranjan, Rajesh; Sharma, Aryan; Verma, Mahendra K.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v121/i1/85-93

Strain/stress evaluation of Dorsa Geikie using Chandrayaan-2 Terrain Mapping Camera-2 and other data
p. 0094 | Arya, A. S.; Thapa, Joyita; Kundu, Abhik; Basu, Rwiti; Kumar, Ankush; Roychowdhury, Arup
doi: 10.18520/cs/v121/i1/94-102

Modified restoration technique for improved visual perception of shallow underwater imagery
p. 0103 | Dhana Lakshmi, M.; Murugan, S. Sakthivel
doi: 10.18520/cs/v121/i1/103-108

Fate of heavy metals in sewage and polluted water bodies
p. 0109 | Rao, Harsha; Rao, Lakshminarayana; Chanakya, H. N.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v121/i1/109-114

Profound implications of COVID-19 pandemic lockdown on the Earth’s ecosystem: a case study using remote sensing data
p. 0115 | Verma, Nidhi; Kumar, Nilesh; Mishra, Pooja; Purohit, Neetesh
doi: 10.18520/cs/v121/i1/115-120

Unusually high frequency of cross-pollination between rice landraces Shiuli and Kharah with coincident flower-opening times
p. 0121 | Deb, Debal; Bhattacharya, D.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v121/i1/121-126

Artificial nests conserve important native bees, Braunsapis spp. pollinating cashew
p. 0127 | Vanitha, K.; Raviprasad, T. N.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v121/i1/127-132

Observations of synchronized spawning, larval survival and settlement in corals of the genus Acropora in Lakshadweep, India
p. 0133 | Tabitha, S. Nina; Moses, Kevin Shimrone; Rajan, Rajkumar
doi: 10.18520/cs/v121/i1/133-140

How to break into a microcosm: localization of hidden hosts by fig wasp parasitoids
p. 0141 | Yadav, Pratibha; Kumble, Anusha L. K.; Ghara, Mahua; Bessière, Jean-Marie; Borges, Renee M.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v121/i1/141-147

Analysis of the determinants of service headway variability at tollbooths under mixed traffic scenario in emerging countries
p. 0148 | Navandar, Yogeshwar V.; Bari, Chintaman Santosh; Dhamaniya, Ashish; Arkatkar, Shriniwas S.; Patel, D. A.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v121/i1/148-160

Book Reviews
Entropy for Smart Kids and their Curious Parents. Arieh Ben-Naim
p. 0161 | Hazra, Anirban; Mukherjee, Arnab

Personal News
Saraswathi Natarajan Balasubrahmanyam (1932–2021)
p. 0163 | Rao, H. Surya Prakash; Namboothiri, I. N. N.

Chindhu Sona Warke (1931–2020)
p. 0165 | Bhalerao, Rajeev S.; Devi, Sandhya; Shastry, B. Sriram

Historical Notes
Yelseti Ramachandra Rao’s contribution to entomology and his pioneering work on the management of invasive plant species in India
p. 0167 | Sharma, Anamika; Muniappan, Rangaswamy

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IGSTC Industrial Fellowships
p. 0171

Project Associate-I - Physical Research Laboratory
p. 0172

Managing Director - BIBCOL
p. 0172

Junior Research Fellow - Amity University Kolkata
p. 0172

Women Scientists Scheme (WOS-C)
p. 0175

University Distinguished Lecture - SRM University
p. 0176

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