Current Science
A Fortnightly Journal of Research
ISSN 0011-3891
Volume 121 - Issue 08: 25 Oct, 2021
In this Issue
In this issue
p. 0998

Editorial
Teaching Earth science – past experience and the way forward
p. 0999 | Dasgupta, Somnath

News
Current Science Reports
p. 1001

The 24 August 2021 Mw 5.1 earthquake, 320 km northeast of Chennai, India: brittle rupture of a fault line
p. 1005 | Ismaiel, M.; Krishna, K. S.

Accomplishments in edible seaweed domain in India and the way forward
p. 1006 | Mantri, Vaibhav A.

Water security in the Himalaya through spring-ecosystem assessment and management
p. 1008 | Gosavi, Vaibhav E.; Mukherjee, Sandipan; Tiwari, Ashutosh; Kumar, Kireet; Agnihotri, Vasudha; Joshi, Ranjan

Opinion
CRISPR/Cas9 as a dexterous tool to mend plant MIR genes for agronomic trait improvement
p. 1010 | Verma, Swati

Commentary
Impediments and revamping possibilities in India’s agriculture extension services
p. 1012 | Nitharwal, Mukesh; Jatav, H. S.; Kumawat, Subhita; Khan, M. A.; Attar, S. K.; Dhaka, S. R.

India’s untapped potential in hydroponics
p. 1014 | Sachdeva, Payal; Chaudhry, Akshay Kumar

General Articles
Role of statistics in the era of data science
p. 1016 | Karandikar, Rajeeva L.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v121/i8/1016-1021

Application of earth observation dataset and multi-criteria decision-making technique for forest fire risk assessment in Sikkim, India
p. 1022 | Laha, Arnab; Balasubramanian, Nagarajan; Sinha, Rajiv
doi: 10.18520/cs/v121/i8/1022-1031

Research Articles
Experimental investigation on thermal conductivity of surfactant-less aluminium oxide (Al2O3) in water nanofluid using acoustic velocity measurements
p. 1032 | Mukherjee, Sayantan; Mishra, Purna Chandra; Chaudhuri, Paritosh; Chakrabarty, Shanta
doi: 10.18520/cs/v121/i8/1032-1038

Genome wide analysis of 14-3-3 proteins in Cicer arietinum L. and identification of isoforms responsive to Fusarium oxysporum
p. 1039 | Gurjar, Gayatri; Nimbalkar, Suhas; Giri, Ashok P.; Gupta, Vidya
doi: 10.18520/cs/v121/i8/1039-1045

Magnetic susceptibility mapping of roadside pollution in the Banaras Hindu University campus, Varanasi, India
p. 1046 | Banerjee, Sayandeep; Kumar, Ankit; Rana, Virendra; Maity, Sayan; Srivastava, Hari B.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v121/i8/1046-1055

Heavy metals abundance and distribution in soil, groundwater and vegetables in parts of Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, India: implication for human health risk assessment
p. 1056 | Ghasera, Khalid Mohammed; Rashid, Shaik A.; Gupta, Khyati
doi: 10.18520/cs/v121/i8/1056-1063

Characterization of aquifers in contiguous parts of Bardhaman, Murshidabad and Birbhum districts, West Bengal, India
p. 1064 | Brahma, S.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v121/i8/1064-1072

Crop production estimation using deep learning technique
p. 1073 | Marndi, Ashapurna
doi: 10.18520/cs/v121/i8/1073-1079

Factors involved in enhancing host susceptibility towards aphid clonal propagation on leaf foliage of Arabidopsis
p. 1080 | Mondal, Hossain Ali; Paul, Bablu; Gurung, Albina; Mallick, Moumita
doi: 10.18520/cs/v121/i8/1080-1089

Modelling and forecasting cotton production using tuned-support vector regression
p. 1090 | Saha, Amit; Singh, K. N.; Ray, Mrinmoy; Rathod, Santosha; Choudhury, Sharani
doi: 10.18520/cs/v121/i8/1090-1098

Pollinating and non-pollinating fig wasps (Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea) from Ficus elastica, the living root bridge tree of Meghalaya in northeast India
p. 1099 | Nongbri, Lucy B.; Daniel, J. Alfred; Borges, Renee M.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v121/i8/1099-1106

Research Communication
Petrography and diagenetic evolution of the Barail sandstones of Naga Schuppen belt, North East India: implication towards reservoir quality
p. 1107 | Borgohain, Pradip; Bezbaruah, Devojit; Gogoi, Manash Pratim; Gogoi, Yadav Krishna; Phukan, Parakh Protim; Bhuyan, Deepsikha
doi: 10.18520/cs/v121/i8/1107-1113

Encounter rates and density of medium and large-sized mammals with nocturnal habits in southern Amazon, Brazil
p. 1113 | Rocha, Ednaldo Cândido; Lima, Camilla Angélica de; Batista, Nayara Lima; Castro, André Luis da Silva
doi: 10.18520/cs/v121/i8/1113-1119

Book Reviews
Life on Mars: What to Know Before We Go. David A. Weintraub
p. 1120 | Bhardwaj, Anil; Sivaraman, Bhalamurugan

Methods in Enzymology: Chemical and Synthetic Biology Approaches to Understand Cellular Functions – Part C, Vol. 633. Arun K. Shukla (ed.)
p. 1121 | Mathew, M. K.

Personal News
Sushil Kumar (1940–2021)
p. 1123 | Prasad, Manoj

P. A. Sebastian (1956–2021)
p. 1124 | Joseph, Jobi Malamel

Historical Notes
Bijoor Sanjiva Rao, morellin and early natural products chemistry in India
p. 1126 | Balaram, P.

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