alcohol Current Affairs - 2020

“Special Corona Fee” imposed on Liquor by Delhi Government

On May 4, 2020, the third phase of lock down began in India. Under the third phase, the liquor shops were opened in selected regions with certain restrictions. Highlights With the liquor shops opening after a long gap, there were long queues at store all over the country. The Delhi Government acted swiftly on the Read More…

CSIR develops new Hand Sanitizer without using chemicals

The Scientists at the CSIR-IHBT (Council of Scientific and Industrial Research-Institute of Himalayan Bioresource Technology) has developed a new sanitizer without using chemicals. Highlights The scientists have used active tea constituents, alcohol and have developed the sanitizer according to the guidelines of World Health Organization. Usually chemicals such as triclosan, parabens, phthalates and synthetic fragrance Read More…

Global Drug Survey 2019: First Time Polled Indian Respondents

The Global Drugs Survey, a survey of recreational drug-use for the first time polled respondents from India. It found that more than any other nationalities, Indians are seeking help to reduce their alcohol intake which reflects awareness of abuse. GDS 2019 is the 8th annual report published by the organisation. About Global Drug Survey (GDS) Read More…

National Survey on Extent and Pattern of Substance Use in India

The report of the National Survey on Extent and Pattern of Substance Use in India conducted by National Drug Dependence Treatment Centre (NDDTC) of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi sponsored by the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment has been submitted. Major findings of the Survey Alcohol About 14.6% of people in Read More…

Government notifies ethanol-making directly from sugarcane juice, B-molasses

Union Food Ministry has notified decision to allow sugar mills to manufacture ethanol directly from sugarcane juice or an intermediate product called B-molasses. In this regard, Sugarcane Control Order, 1966 has been amended. The move would help mills divert cane juice for ethanol manufacturing during surplus years. Key Facts Now in case of production of Read More…