Portuguese in India
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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
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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 […]

REGIONALISM DIMENSIONS MEANING UPSC
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REGIONALISM ITS DIMENSIONS, MEANING AND ISSUES for UPSC

Introduction To understand regionalism, we need to know various dimensions of the region. Region as a geographical unit, is delimited form each other. Region as a social system, reflects the relation between different human beings and groups. Regions are an organised cooperation in cultural, economic, political or military fields. Region acts as a subject with distinct identity, language, culture and tradition. Regionalism […]