|Consider the following events:|
|(i) The first Railway line connecting between Bombay and Thane was laid|
|(ii) Public Work Department (PWD) was introduced|
|(iii) Abolition of the title "Nawab of the Carnatic"|
|The given above events took place during?|
A) Sir Charles Metcalfe
B) Lord William Bentinck
C) Lord Dalhousie
D) Lord Canning
Correct Answer: C
Solution :[c] Earl of Dalhousie (1848-1856): Annexation of Punjab (1848); Annexation of Sikkim in 1850; In 1853 a new treaty was forced on the Nizam of Hyderabad compelling him to cede Berar to Company. Doctrine of Lapse; Satara (1848), Jaitpur (1849), Sambhalpur (1849), Baghat (1850), Udaipur (1852), Jhansi (1853) and Nagpur (1854). In 1856 Oudh was annexed on the pretext of the misgovernment. Bengal was placed under the charge of Lt. Governor; For newly acquired territories, he introduced a system of centralized control, known as Non-regulation system. Headquarter of Bengal Artillery was shifted from Calcutta to Meerut and gradually shifted to Shimla in 1865. A new irregular Force was created in Punjab; In the educational sphere: Charles Wood, the President of the Board of Control, headed the committee, known as Wood's Despatch. The first Railway line connecting Bombay and Thane was laid in 1853. Dalhousie can be regarded as the father of the Electric Telegraph in India. O'Shanghnessy was appointed the Superintendent of the Telegraph department in 1852. Telegraph line from Calcutta to Agra. In 1853, recruitment of the Covenanted Civil Service by competitive examination; Anew Post Office act was passed in 1854, Postage stamps were issued for the first time. Public Works Department (PWD) was introduced; Ganges Canal was introduced. In 1855: [a] Santhal insurrection took place; [b] Treaty with Dost Muhammad signed; [c] abolition of the title ?Nawab of the Carnatic?.
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