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 ..


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 ..


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 ..


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 ..


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 ..


Cabinet approves relaunch of ‘Bulk drug park scheme’

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. ..