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Correct Option is Neither a nor b

Statement a: The 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: It prohibited the servants of the Company from engaging in any private trade or accepting presents or bribes from the natives. It further required the Court of Directors to report on its civil, revenue, and military affairs in India. Thus, it strengthened British Government control on the company.

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