Research Papers

Library transformtaion: Entering the new normal

Kumar Nikhil, Bhattacharya P K, Malviya R N
| 2022

The main objective of this study is to examine the importance of digital libraries during the COVID-19 pandemic in dissemination of information services, to know the users’ perspectives towards its success and also examines the challenges faced by the libraries during this pandemic and also about how the librarians cope up with the challenges and function in the new normal situation.

Supporting India on SDG 12 Monitoring and Reporting: A Critical Appraisal

Kedia Shailly , Bhattacharjya Souvik , Juneja Mani, Dutta Monica
| 2021

SDG 12 on responsible and sustainable consumption and production is a lesser understood goal among all SDGs. Considering the crucial importance of putting in place a robust indicator framework for monitoring, reporting and implementation of SDG 12, this paper is a critical appraisal of ‘what is’ and 'what can be'.

Understanding Linkages Between Sustainability and Traditional Ethnoecological Knowledge (TEK): A Case Study of Paudi Bhuyans in Northern Odisha, India

Kahlon L K, Singh R
| 2021

Studies based on Traditional Ethnoecological Knowledge (TEK) systems help in development of critical, evaluative, and creative thinkin skillgs, so as to aid policy decisions around sustainable solutions. Sustainable development framework outlined under Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) presents an opportunity to experiment and evolve pathways promoting resource efficiency measures that hold a hope for a better tomorrow.

Understanding Linkages Between Sustainability and Traditional Ethnoecological Knowledge (TEK): A Case Study of Paudi Bhuyans in Northern Odisha, India

Kahlon L K, Singh R
| 2021

Studies based on Traditional Ethnoecological Knowledge (TEK) systems help in development of critical, evaluative, and creative thinkin skillgs, so as to aid policy decisions around sustainable solutions. Sustainable development framework outlined under Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) presents an opportunity to experiment and evolve pathways promoting resource efficiency measures that hold a hope for a better tomorrow.

Battery Powered Mobility: Way forward in India

Farooqui Akif, Shardul Martand, Chatterjee Prodip, Veerupaksha Darpan
| 2021

In this article, the authors discussed about battery powered mobility in India and opine that our planning for the mammoth task of handling used batteries from electronic equipment, electronic vehicles, and solar facilities that have an integrated battery storage system will be defined for the planet's health.

Achieving SDGs in water and sanitation sectors in India

Sarkar S K, Bharat Girija K
| 2021

India, with over 1.37 billion population and housing one-sixth of the world’s inhabitants, has a significant role to play in the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This paper analyses the policies and programmes of the Government of India, towards the achievement of Targets 6.1 and 6.2 of SDG-6 that focus on safe drinking water and sanitation. The alignment of the policies and programmes is discussed in correlation of the output, outcome, and impacts on these targets of SDG 6. The Swachh Bharat (Clean India) Mission (SBM)

Characterization of an Endophytic Strain Talaromyces assiutensis, CPEF04 With Evaluation of Production Medium for Extracellular Red Pigments Having Antimicrobial and Anticancer Properties

Mishra Rahul Chandra, Kalra Rishu , Dilawari Rahul , Deshmukh Sunil Kumar, Barrow Colin J and Goel Mayurika
| 2021

Considering the worldwide demand for colorants of natural origin, the utilization of ascomycete fungi as a prolific pigment producer unfolds a novel way to obtain these pigments for various applications, including food, cosmetic, and medical use. The presence of very few natural red pigment alternatives in the market also attracts research and industry priorities to unearth novel and sustainable red pigment producers. The present work is an attempt to identify a novel source of red color obtained from endophytic fungi isolated from terrestrial and marine habitats.

Air quality forecasting using artificial neural networks with real time dynamic error correction in highly polluted regions

Agarwal Shivang, Sharma Sumit, R Suresh, Rahman Md H, Vranckx Stijn, Maiheu Bino, Blyth Lisa, Janssen Stijn, Gargava Prashant, Shukla V.K., Batra Sakshi
| 2021

Air pollution is an important issue, especially in megacities across the world. There are emission sources within and also in the regions around these cities, which cause fluctuations in air quality based on prevailing meteorological conditions. Short term air quality forecasting is used not to just possibly mitigate forthcoming high air pollution episodes, but also to plan for reduced exposures of residents.