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Correct Option is Both a and b

Statement a: Regulating Act, 1773 designated the Governor of Bengal as the Governor-General of Bengal and created an Executive Council of four members to assist him. The first such Governor-General was Lord Warren Hastings. Statement b: Regulating Act 1773 made the governors of Bombay and Madras presidencies subordinate to the governor-general of Bengal, unlike earlier when the three presidencies were independent of one another.

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