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Ndrangheta

The Italian authorities believe that the Ndrangheta Mafia is responsible for controlling the massive amount of cocaine entering Europe from South America. This was confirmed by the Italian Government after a massive mafia trial targeting the Ndrangheta group. Ndrangheta The Ndrangheta is a prominent Italian Mafia based in the region of Calabria. The Mafia has ..

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Nasha Mukt Bharat Abhiyan launched in 272 districts

On September 20, 2020, the minister of state for Social justice and Empowerment Shri Ratan Lal Kataria said in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha that the Ministry has launched Nasha Mukt Bharat Abhiyan in more than 272 districts so far. The National Action Plan for Drug Demand Reduction has been formulated ..

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Facts Box: World Drug Report 2020

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime recently released the World Drug Report, 2020. The report highlighted the possible consequences the COVID-19 on illegal drug production and supply. Key Findings of the report The report says that around 26.9 crore people used drugs in 2018. This was 30% more than those used in 2009. ..

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New Biomolecules to fight Kala Azar Drug Resistance

A team of researchers from Department of Biotechnology, National Centre for Cell Science have found ways to combat drug resistance of Kala Azar disease. Miltefosine is the only drug available against Leishmaniasis or Kala Azar and is losing its effectiveness lately. What is the issue? The transporter proteins play a major role in carrying miltefosine ..

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Central Panel recommends to ban use of TB drugs on crops

The Registration Committee that was set up under the Central Insecticides Board and Registration Committee (CIBRC) has recommended that TB drugs such as Streptomycin and Tetracycline should be completely banned on crops. Highlights The Registration Committee held its 114th meet on May 1, 2020. According to the report submitted by its subcommittee, 9% of Streptomycin ..

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