Q. Which of the following statements is/are correct about “Charter Act of 1813”?
1.The Indian trade was thrown open to all British merchants.
2.It asserted the sovereignty of the British Crown over the Company’s territories in India.
3.It allowed the Christian missionaries to come to India for the purpose of enlightening the people.
How many of the statements given above are correct?

[A] Only one

[B] Only two

[C] Only three

[D] None

Answer: C
Notes:

Explanation: The features of Charter Act of 1813 were as follows:

  • It abolished the trade monopoly of the company in India i.e., the Indian trade was thrown open to all British merchants. However, it continued the monopoly of the company over trade in tea and trade with China.
  • It asserted the sovereignty of the British Crown over the Company’s territories in India.
  • It allowed the Christian missionaries to come to India for the purpose of enlightening the people.

Source: Laxmikanth

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