Ayakudi Group 1 model Question 08.01.2017

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Date of Issue : 08.01.2017

Exam Name : TNPSC Group 1

Material        : TNPSC Group 1 Model Question

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Antonio Costa

• Portugal Prime Minister Antonio Co ta to be Chief Guest of 14th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas

DOB: 17 July 1961 in Lisbon, capital city of Portugal.

Background

• By profession he is lawyer. He traces his paternal roots to Goa (India).

• He is son of Orlando Costa, an accomplished poet and writer and has several relatives at Margao in Goa.

• His grandfather, Luis Afonso Maria da Costa hailed from Goa. After Portugal’s 2015 general election, he was appointed as Prime Minister after he had put together a coalition of left parties that is currently in power in Portugal.

Important Work

• In 2004, he was elected as one of the 14 Vice-Presidents of the European Parliament and also had served on the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs.

• He was Mayor of Lisbon City from 2007 to 2015. He was elected as Secretary-General of the Socialist Party in September 2014.

 

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