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FEBRUARY 2019-PLACES IN NEWS
Air India resumes its services from New Delhi to Najaf in Iraq
Knowledge is power - Uzbekistan lifts ban on political science
According to a decree issued by PresidentShavkat Mirziyoyev, Uzbekistan has lifted the ban on teaching Political Science.
The subject was entirely banned in 2015 under the regime of President Islam Karimov on the grounds that it is a western pseudoscience that does not take into account the "Uzbek model" ofdevelopment.
In 2013 Uzbek universities stopped teaching political science as a major and in 2015 it was totally eradicated from the curriculum.
About Uzbekistan: Capital: Tashkent
Indus River Dolphin declared as Punjab’s State aquatic animal
One of the world's rarest mammals, Indus River Dolphins has received an exceptional distinction.
Found only in India and Pakistan in the Beas river, the generally playful Indus Dolphins have been declared Punjab’s State aquatic animal.
Punjab Chief Minister also approved to declare Kanji Wetland and holy Kali Bein River as a wildlife conservation reserve to mark the historic celebration of 550th Prakash Purb of Sri Guru Nanak Dev.
About Punjab: Chief minister: Amarinder Singh
2nd Jharkhand Int'l Film Festival to begin in Ranchi from 1st February
Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has decided to lend support to the organization of 2nd Jharkhand International Film Festival (JIFF) in Ranchi, Jharkhand from 1st to 3rd February.
It is being organized by Navbharat Nirman Sangh, an NGO.
JIFF aims to present not only the best Indian and International Films, but also showcase the best of Jharkhand Regional Films being made in Napuri, Santali, Kortha and Kumali languages.
Ministry of Information and Broadcasting had provided financial sports of Rs 5 Lakh to the Organizers of the festival.
About Jharkhand: Chief minister: Raghubar Das
Government restricts use of National flag made of plastic
Art, action, Mumbai: Kala Ghoda Arts Festival celebrates 20 years of creativity The Kala ghoda festival-KAGF, India’s largest multi-cultural street festival begins in Mumbai to celebrate its 20 years of art and culture through cinema, theatre, dance, literature and sculpture.
The festival hosted the exhibition at the Jehangir Art Gallery to celebrate the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi and some rich history of Mumbai.
Maneck Davar is Chairman of Kala Ghoda Association.
About Maharashtra: Governor: C. Vidyasagar Rao.
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