Drug Abuse Current Affairs, GK & News

International Day against Drug Abuse

International Day Against Drug Abuse is observed on June 26 every year to raise awareness among people regarding dangerous effects of drugs and it’s illicit trafficking. Significance of the day Drug abuse and mental health go hand in hand. People addicted to drugs not only put their physical health at stake but also give rise ..

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UN World Drug Report 2021

World Drug Report 2021 was released by United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). As per the report, 275 million people used drugs across the world in 2020. Key findings of report As per the report, 36 million people suffered from drug use disorders. In last 24 years, cannabis potency had increased by four ..

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Himachal Pradesh Integrated Drug Prevention Policy

The Himachal Pradesh Government has recently announced that Integrated Drug Prevention, Treatment, Management and Rehabilitation Programme is to be framed soon. Integrated Drug Prevention Policy The following are the Key Features of the policy: The policy will be named as “State Policy of Drug Prevention, Treatment, Management and Rehabilitation Programme”. The policy aims to increase ..

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26th June: International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking

In order to make societies across the world free of drug abuse, on 7th December 1987, by adopting resolution 42/112, the United Nations General Assembly declared 26th June to be observed as the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking. The Theme for 2020 International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking: Better Knowledge ..

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SC on anti-narcotics law: Quantity will determine punishment not Purity

On April 23, 2020, the Supreme Court of India pronounced that it is the quantity of the banned drug mixture that will decide the punishment of the offender and not the purity. The clarification was given by the apex court under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act. Highlights In order to determine whether the ..

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