Question of The Day06-12-2020

Which act designated Governor of Bengal as Governor-General of Bengal?

Answer

Correct Answer : a ) Regulating Act of 1773

Explanation :

The Regulating Act of 1773 was passed when Lord North was the British Prime Minister. It changed the designation of Governor of Bengal into Governor-General of Bengal.

Warren Hastings became the first Governor-General of Bengal. It formed the Executive Council to help the Governor-General. The Executive Council, formed by the Regulating Act of 1773, had four members.

Governors of Bombay and Madras presidencies were made junior to the Governor-General of Bengal by the passing of this act. The act provided for a Supreme Court at Calcutta and banned servants of the company from making private trade and taking bribes.

Hence, (a) is the correct answer.

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