Q. Which of the following initiative/s is/are taken by Governor General William Bentinck?
1.Abolition of Sati
2.Suppression of Thuggee
3.English as the medium of instruction in schools and colleges
Choose the correct answer from below given codes:

[A] 1 only

[B] 1 and 2 only

[C] 2 and 3 only

[D] 1, 2 and 3

Answer: D

Explanation: William Bentinck appointed the first Governor General of united India reformed the society by suppressing thuggee (robbery and murder committed by the thugs in accordance with their ritual), abolishing sati and introducing English as the medium of instruction in schools and colleges.

This he thought would facilitate Indianization of the services. Bentinck founded the Calcutta Medical College in March 1835.

Source: Tamil Nadu NCERT