Question of The Day31-05-2023

In which year did the Portuguese capture Goa?


Correct Answer : a ) 1510 AD

Explanation :

Vasco da Gama of Portugal sailed around Africa and arrived at Calicut (Western side of India) on 17 May 1498. Currently, Calicut is the name of Kozhikode city in Kerala. Calicut’s Hindu ruler having the title of Zamorin let him in India.

Vasco da Gama is known to have stayed for nearly three months and returned to India again in 1502 AD.

The Portuguese conquest of Goa came when Governor Afonso de Albuquerque captured the city from the Adil Shahis in 1510 AD.

Goa became the capital of the Portuguese Kingdom of India which included the territory of Fort Manuel, Bom Bahia, Daman and Chaul.

Goa remained under the control of the Portuguese until 1961.

Hence, (a) is the correct answer.



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