On the occasion of International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, observed on June 26 across the world, the UN chief Ban Ki-moon expressed his concern about the fact that torture remained pervasive and, most disturbingly, was even gaining acceptance.
After the craze of selfie - a simple self-portrait using a smartphone with front camera - now the trend has shifted to 'groupie' - a group photo shot with a dozen or more people in it, using a smartphone. Thus, a groupie is nothing but a "group selfie" using an extended hand or the camera mounted on a stick.
On the occasion of the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, June 26, UN Chief, Ban Ki-moon in his message said that governments across the world had responsibility to counteract drug trafficking and drug abuse.
Speaking on the occasion of the function of "National Awards for Outstanding Services in the field of Prevention of Alcoholism and Substance (Drugs) Abuse" in New Delhi on June 26, the President of India, Pranab Mukherjee expressed concern on continued havoc caused by alcoholism and substance use in India and as well as across the world.