Lord Curzon (1899-1905)

  • Appointed a Police Commission in 1902 under Andrew Frazer.
  • Set up the Universities Commission and accordingly the Indian Universities Act of 1904 was passed.
  • Set up the Department of commerce and Industry.
  • Calcutta Corporation Act 1899.
  • Passed the Indian Coinage and Paper Currency Act in 1899 and put India on a gold standard.
  • Partition of Bengal took place in 1905. It was cardinal blunder of Curzon.
  • In 1890, a Sino British convention was organised to demarcate the boundary of the two nations.
  • He created the new North West Frontier Province between the ministrative frontier and the Durand line.
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