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Portuguese in India A Brief History

Fast Facts Portuguese Presence in India: 1505 – 1961 Portuguese East India Company: 1628 – 1633 Portuguese Capitals in India: Cochin (1505 – 1530), Old Goa (1530 – 1843), Nova Goa (1843 – 1961) Political Structure: Colony Portuguese Viceroys in India 1505–1509 Francisco de Almeida (first) 1896 Afonso, Duke of Porto (last) Portuguese Governor-generals in […]

What is NAFIS National Automated Fingerprint Identification System

What is NAFIS National Automated Fingerprint Identification System

The Union Home Minister has inaugurated the National Automated Fingerprint Identification System (NAFIS). What is NAFIS? NAFIS is developed by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) at the Central Fingerprint Bureau (CFPB) in New Delhi. The project is a country-wide searchable database of crime- and criminal-related fingerprints. The web-based application functions as a central information […]

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Top 8 must read points of conflict between Israel and the Palestinians

Early Jewish settlement 19th century Palestine did not formally exist as a country before the First World War, when the British fixed Palestine’s borders after their conquest of what would become Iraq, Palestine, Jordan, Lebanon and Syria. For hundreds of years before the British took control, Palestine had been divided into provinces of the Ottoman […]

Impact of Globalization on India Must Read For UPSC

Impact of Globalization on India Must Read For UPSC

Globalization has been defined because the process of rapid integration of nations and happenings through greater foreign trade and foreign investment. it’s the method of international integration arising from the interchange of world views, products, ideas and other aspects of culture. Impact of Globalization on India What are the factors aiding globalization? 1) Technology: has […]


Article 370: All you need to know

On 5th of August 2019, the President of India promulgated the Constitution (Application to Jammu and Kashmir) Order, 2019.  The order effectively abrogates the special status accorded to Jammu and Kashmir under the provision of Article 370 – whereby provisions of the Constitution which were applicable to other states were not applicable to Jammu and Kashmir […]