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Consider the following statements:
1. The Charter Act, 1853 abolished East India Company monopoly of Indian trade.
2. Under the government of India Act, 1858 the British Parliament abolished the East India Company altogether and undertook the responsibility of ruling India directly.
Which of the statement(s) given above is/are correct?


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In general, we use northern, southern, eastern, and western to talk about more general, indefinite areas - and north, south, east, and west in official names of places:
  • fficial names of places:
  • North America
  • South Africa
  • East Timor
  • West Virginia

    General areas:
  • northern England
  • southern India
  • eastern Australia
  • western Europe
  • the northern border of the country
  • the southern side of the house
  • the eastern coastline

    (although in the U.S. we say "east coast" and "west coast")
  • the western part of the state
  • ne exception - an example of an "official name" that uses northern and southern -is saying the Northern/Southern Hemisphere to refer to the two halves of the earth divided by the equator.

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