Turmeric in India

Turmeric in India Source: The Hindu News: Sri Lankan police have seized 20,000 kg of turmeric smuggled by sea, reportedly from India amid a shortage persisting since Sri Lanka banned imports to support local farmers in the pandemic year. Facts: Turmeric (Curcuma longa): It is a perennial herbaceous plant of the ginger family. The plant’s underground stems… Continue reading Turmeric in India

Smuggling in India Report 2019-20

Source : Click here News: Union Finance Minister released the Smuggling in India Report 2019-20. Facts: Prepared by: The report has been compiled by the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI). Aim: To analyse organised smuggling trends on Gold and Foreign Currency, Narcotic Drugs, Security, Environment and Commercial Frauds. Key Takeaways: The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence detected 412 cases… Continue reading Smuggling in India Report 2019-20

Decriminalising Marijuana in India

This article is based on the two Indian Express articles (links Indian Express, Indian Express) published today and in October, 2020 respectively. Why in News US President Biden promises decriminalising the use of marijuana and also gave assurance to clearing out the past convictions related to it during his election campaign. In India also Recent… Continue reading Decriminalising Marijuana in India

Operation Thunder 2020

News: India Customs intercepted an 18-tonne shipment of red sandalwood destined for the United Arab Emirates, during “Operation Thunder 2020”. Facts: Operation Thunder: It is coordinated by the INTERPOL and the World Customs Organization(WCO) involving law enforcement agencies in 103 countries against environmental crime. Additional Facts: World Customs Organization (WCO): It is an independent intergovernmental body established in… Continue reading Operation Thunder 2020