United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

New classification of Cannabis by UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND)

Published: December 4, 2020

The United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs recently removed Cannabis from Schedule IV category of the 1961 Single convention on Narcotics (1). This was done to recognise the medicinal values of the plant. Though cannabis has been removed from Schedule IV, the non-medicinal Cannabis is still under Schedule I. About Cannabis plant Around 50 countries ..

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Operation Calypso: DRI busts International Cocaine Smuggling racket

Published: November 19, 2020

The Directorate of Revenue intelligence (DRI) recently launched Operation Calypso. Under the operation, 504 grams of cocaine was seized and a transnational drug racket was busted. The gang has successfully smuggled more than 3.3 kilograms of cocaine in Mumbai. The value of the smuggled cocaine has been estimated as 20 crores of Rupees. Directorate of ..

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United Nations Office on Drugs and Crimes launches series under Education for Justice initiative

Published: April 23, 2020

On April 22, 2020, the United Nations Office of Drugs and Crimes launched online dialogues with students and educators on COVID-19. Highlights The organization has launched “Lockdown Learners’ Series” under Education for Justice Initiative. The series aims to sensitize students on the issues such as misinformation, cybercrime, gender-based violence, corruption among others. Background Due to ..

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India, a Key Hub for Illicit Drug Trade: UNODC

Published: March 6, 2019

The latest report released by the United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime (UNODC) has referred to India as a Key Hub for Illicit Drug Trade. Findings of the UNODC Report India is one of the major hubs of illicit drug trade ranging from age-old cannabis to newer prescription drugs like tramadol, and designer drugs like ..

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