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Conference on Combating Drug Trafficking

Current context: Union Home Minister Amit Shah will inaugurate the ‘Conference on Combating Drug Trafficking’ for BIMSTEC Partner Nations in New Delhi on 13th Feb 2020.
Conference on Combating Drug Trafficking 
  • The two-day ‘Conference on Combating Drug Trafficking’ for BIMSTEC Partner Nations is being organized by Narcotics Control Bureau.
  • The platform will provide an opportunity to all the member nations to deliberate on the increased threats posed by drug trafficking.
  • BIMSTEC is seen as the most effective platforms to tackle the global threat of drug trafficking in the Asian region.
  • The conference is being held in pursuance of the commitment of Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi during the 4th BIMSTEC summit held at Kathmandu in 2018.
  • BIMSTEC (Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation) is a regional organization of countries lying in the littoral and adjacent areas of the Bay of Bengal.
  • The member states include India, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Myanmar, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Thailand.
  • Narcotics Control Bureau is the apex agency for matters pertaining to drug law enforcement in India and exercises powers and functions under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act.
  • The NCB is also the nodal agency of the Government of India at the international level in all matters pertaining to Narcotic Drugs & Psychotropic Substances.

Question: 

Q.1 The ‘Conference on Combating Drug Trafficking’ for BIMSTEC Partner Nation 2020 is being held in which country?
a. Bhutan
b. India
c. China
d. Bangladesh
Conference on Combating Drug Trafficking Conference on Combating Drug Trafficking Reviewed by Neha Verma on February 13, 2020 Rating: 5

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