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India pledges a sum of USD 1 million to the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) 

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  • December 22, 2020
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India pledges a sum of USD 1 million to the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) 

Part of: GS Prelims and GS-II – International Relations

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  • India has pledged a sum of USD 1 million to the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) towards the agency’s scientific research budget. 
  • It will allow WADA to develop innovative anti-doping testing and detection methods.

Important value additions 

The World Anti-Doping Agency 

  • It is a foundation initiated by the International Olympic Committee to promote, coordinate and monitor the fight against drugs in sports.
  • The agency’s key activities include monitoring of the World Anti-Doping Code, whose provisions are enforced by the UNESCO International Convention against Doping in Sport.
  • Headquarters: Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
  • Established in: 1999.

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