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Wednesday, 21 June 2017

India and Portugal sign a historical agreement to promote Cooperation in the Field of Archives


A Protocol of Cooperation was signed between the National Archives of India and the Minister of Culture of the Portuguese Republic in the field of archives in Lisbon, Portugal.

As a first step under this agreement, the Torre do Tombo (National Archives of Portugal) handed over to the National Archives of India digital copies of 62 volumes of the collection known as ‘Moncoes do Reino’ (Monsoon correspondence). These volumes were originally part of over 456 volumes that cover the period from 1568 to 1914 and form the largest of all record collections in the Goa State Archives.

Important Takeaways from Above News-
  • Mr. Raghvendra Singh is the Secretary to the Government of India and Director General of the National Archives of India.
  • Nandini Singla is the Ambassador of India to Portugal.
Source- Press Information Bureau (PIB)

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