Drug Current Affairs, GK & News

2DG- DRDO’s Anti-Covid Drug

On May 17, 2021, the DRDO released the first batch of 2-DG drugs. The 2-DG was developed by the Defence Research Development Organisation for Emergency Use. 2-DG is 2-Deoxy – D – Glucose. It is to be provided as a supplementary. Around 10,000 doses are to be launched first. It was developed in collaboration with ..

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What is Call-centre ‘drug cartel’ scam?

The Delhi Police Cyber Crime Unit recently arrested fifty-four people for allegedly fleecing Rs 90 crores from 4,500 foreign nations. The victims were told they are facing legal actions as they were being used to pay international drug cartels. The victims paid up to avoid legal actions as the team claimed themselves to be law ..

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India in top five list of Drug Seizures

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

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

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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