Drug: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

India in top five list of Drug Seizures

Published: July 8, 2020

The recently released World Drug Report by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime reports that the fourth largest drug seizures in 2018 was from India. Highlights Iran had the world’s highest seizure of opium followed by Afghanistan and Pakistan. The report stated that 644 tonnes of opium was seized in Iran, 27 tonnes ..

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National Action Plan for Drug Demand Reduction launched

Published: June 27, 2020

On June 26, 2020, the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment launched the National Action Plan for Drug Demand Reduction, “Nasha Mukt Bharat”. The plan was launched on the occasion of International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking. Highlights Every year, the United Nations observe the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking ..

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June 26: International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking

Published: June 26, 2020

Every year, the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking is observed by the United Nations. It is being observed since 1989. Highlights The date June 26 has been chosen to observe the day to commemorate Lin Zexu’s dismantling of Opium trade in Guangdong. The resolution for the observance was instituted in 1987. This ..

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Cabinet approves relaunch of ‘Bulk drug park scheme’

Published: March 21, 2020

The Cabinet recently approved the relaunch of a scheme called ‘Bulk drug park scheme’. The approval aims to set up three bulk drug parks and four medical device parks for a total outlay of ₹3,400 crore over the next five years. Under the bulk drug park scheme, the government will give grant to states with a ..

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Rajasthan ranked 1st in free medicine scheme implementation under National Health Mission

Published: August 23, 2019

The flagship scheme of Rajasthan government has topped the 16-state chart detailing implementation of the free medicine scheme i.e. run under the National Health Mission (NHM). The NHM assessed the performance of the states on the basis of effective implementation of Drugs and Vaccine Distribution Management System (DVDMS), stock of essential drugs, value of drugs ..

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