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Warren Hastings

From 1772, Warren Hastings served as Governor General of Fort Williams and the regulating act was passed after his arrival. Important events under his rule include Trial of Nandkumar and Raja Chait Singh of Banaras; codification of Hindu and Muslim laws; First and second Anglo-Maratha wars, Second Anglo-Mysore war, Abolition of Dual System and quinquennial ..

Postal Department holds drawing contest for children

Department of Posts is conducting a drawing competition for children aged between six to 15. Key Points Drawing contest is being conducted for designing special covers under the theme ‘COVID-19 vaccination’. Contest is being organised with the aimed of introducing philately as a hobby among youngsters. Participants are required to send applications with details like ..

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India Post to release a ‘Special Cancellation’

India Post is going to release a ‘Special Cancellation’ on the occasion of International Yoga Day (IYD) on June 21, 2021 to capture essence of the day. It is a unique initiative to mark commemoration of 7th International Day of Yoga. Key Points Yoga and IDY are popular subjects for philatelic commemorations for years. Department ..

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Warren Hastings

Warren Hastings was the first governor general of the presidency of Fort William (Bengal) during the rule of the East India Company in the 18th century. His name found mention during the Trump impeachment trial in the Senate recently. Hastings’ impeachment by the British House of Commons after his term in Bengal was cited as ..

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Reforms of Warren Hastings

Warren Hastings was first Governor of the Presidency of Fort William (Bengal), who remained in office during 1732 to 1818. He was the real  builder of the modern Indian administrative system. His reforms can be outlined as following. Administrative Reforms Removal of Deputy Subedars. Appointment of English Collectors. Establishment of a Board of Revenue at ..

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Izaredar System

After the battle of Plassey, the British secured the Diwani rights (rights to collect revenue). When Robert Clive obtained the Diwani of Bengal, there used to be annual settlements of the Land revenue. Izaredari system was introduced in 1773 by Warren Hastings in Bengal whereby he assumed that all land belongs to State. This was ..

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