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

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

Published: April 24, 2020

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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RalDer-X: New Explosive Detection Device developed by DRDO and IISc Bangalore

Published: March 2, 2020

On March 1, 2020, at the National Workshop on Explosive Detection, a new Explosive Detection device called RalDer-X was launched. Highlights RalDer-X has the capacity to detect explosives that are in the pure form and also those that are added with contaminants. It is also capable of detecting explosives at a distance. The device is ..

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Govt suspends LoC trade with PoK

Published: April 19, 2019

The government has issued orders to suspend the Line of Control (LoC) trade between Jammu & Kashmir and Pak Occupied Kashmir (PoK). Why did the government suspend LoC trade? The LoC trade was initiated to facilitate the exchange of goods of common use between local populations across the LoC in Jammu & Kashmir. On the ..

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First National Conference on Drug Law Enforcement held in New Delhi

Published: March 24, 2018

The first-ever National Conference on Drug Law Enforcement was held in New Delhi. It was inaugurated by Minister of State for Home Affairs Hansraj Gangaram Ahir. The 2-day conference was organized by Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB), Ministry of Home Affairs. Key Facts More than 50 State and Central law enforcement agencies involved in combating drug ..

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India-Russia sign comprehensive anti-terror pact

Published: November 27, 2017

India and Russia have signed comprehensive anti-terror pact agreement for enhancing bilateral cooperation in tackling all forms of terrorism and countering threat posed by narcotics. The agreement was signed by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and Russia’s Interior Minister Vladimir Kolokoltsev in Moscow after they held wide-ranging talks. Key Takeaways of visit Both countries emphasized ..

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