The Gallery holds the most extensive collection of portraits in the world. Search over , works, , of which are illustrated from the 16th Century to the present day. Advanced Collection search. From , a governor-general was selected to govern over Fort William, Kolkata. Increasingly, the governor came to exercise greater authority over all the territories administered by the East India Company.
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Download this as PDF. The Governors-General were originally the head of the British administration in India during Colonial rule. The Regulating Act, however, granted them additional powers relating to foreign affairs and defence. While the Governor-General thus became the controller of foreign policy in India, he was not the explicit head of British India. Upon independence in August , the title of Viceroys of India was abolished. The representative of the British Sovereign became known once again as the Governor-General.
Rajagopalachari became the only Indian Governor-General. After the nation became a republic in , the President of India continued to perform the same functions. As we all know, practice is the key to success. Therefore, boost your preparation by starting your practice now. Solve Practice Questions for Free. Sign Up for Free Create free Account? Sign In. Open in App Create free Account.
You can manage your notifications from browser settings. Toggle navigation. It was an agreement between East India Company and Bengali landlords to fix revenues to be raised from land.
So, known as the Father of Civil Services in India. Lord Auckland — — First Afghan War was fought in his reign. It was also laid down that the candidates had to appear and pass the civil services examination which began to be held in England. The maximum age for these candidates was reduced from 21 to 19 years. Second Factory Act was passed during his time. Lord Curzon — — Partition of Bengal into two provinces- Bengal and East Bengal was done during his time.
Thus, established Archeological Survey of India. As per the Act India became independent on August 15, Rajagopalachari, who was the last Governor General of free India. Continue Reading in App. Next Post. About the author: Testbook. Modulus of Rigidity — Complete Notes on Type Weekly Current Affairs Capsules for Railways, No more posts found! Not Now Yes, I'm Interested. Loading Article s , Please Wait.
List of Governors Generals & Viceroys of India for Banking & SSC Exams – GK Notes in PDF!
Download this as PDF. The Governors-General were originally the head of the British administration in India during Colonial rule. The Regulating Act, however, granted them additional powers relating to foreign affairs and defence. While the Governor-General thus became the controller of foreign policy in India, he was not the explicit head of British India. Upon independence in August , the title of Viceroys of India was abolished.
List of Governors-General Of India, First Governor-General Of Bengal & Viceroy
Daily Practice Quizzes, Attempt Here. Governor-General and Viceroy of India. He was called back to India in to ensure British supremacy in the subcontinent against the French. In the Battle of Plassey, the Nawab was defeated by the British despite having a larger force. Clive was also able to capture some French forts in Bengal. As a result of this battle, the British became the paramount power in the Indian subcontinent.
Governor-General of India
The Governor-General of India from to the Viceroy and Governor-General of India , commonly shortened to Viceroy of India was the representative of the monarch of the United Kingdom and after Indian independence in , the representative of the Indian head of state. Complete authority over all of British India was granted in , and the official came to be known as the "governor-general of India". In , as a consequence of the Indian Rebellion the previous year, the territories and assets of the East India Company came under the direct control of the British Crown ; as a consequence the Company Raj was succeeded by the British Raj. The Governor-General now also the Viceroy headed the central government of India, which administered the provinces of British India , including the Punjab , Bengal , Bombay , Madras , the United Provinces , and others. From , to reflect the Governor-General's new additional role as the Monarch's representative in re the fealty relationships vis the princely states, the additional title of Viceroy was granted, such that the new office was entitled " viceroy and governor-general of India".