Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act Current Affairs - 2020

Trump identifies India as major illicit drug producing country: Reasons, Causes and Facts

On September 17, 2020, the US President Donald Trump identified India along with other 20 Nations as a major drug transit or illicit drug producing countries in the world.  The president designated Bolivia, India, Afghanistan, Bahamas, Burma, Costa Rica, Columbia and some of the other countries as the major drug transit nations in the world. Read More…

Cannbis Medicine Project: First Foreign Investment in Jammu and Kashmir

The first ever Cannabis Medicine project that is to be set up in Jammu and Kashmir in collaboration with Canada is to be the first foreign investment in the union territory. Highlights The project is to be set up at the Indian Institute of Integrative Medicine in Jammu and Kashmir. The project was recently reviewed Read More…

What is bud drug?

On September 4, 2020, the Narcotics Control Bureau took Rhea’s brother Showik Chakraborty and Sushant Singh Rajput house manager Samuel Miranda to question in connection with a “bud” supply racket. Sushant Singh Rajput is a Bollywood actor who committed suicide in his home recently. What is Bud? Bud refers to smoking elements of Marijuana plant. Read More…

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

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 Read More…

Indian Coast Guard can now legally search & seize vessels in EEZ

Union Ministry of Defence has authorized every member of Coast Guard under Coast Guard Act 1978, to visit, board, search and seize any suspicious vessel and arrest people for offences within Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) and continental shelf of country. The permission also includes seizing of any artificial island/ any floating or moored object/ any Read More…