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Which of these steps were taken by the British Government after the Sepoy Mutiny had been suppressed?

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The Viceroy was renamed the Governor-General of India and made to be the personal representative of the Queen of England.
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The British Government took control of India from the hands of the East India Company.
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C
The proportion of European soldiers in the Indian army increased and the numbers of Indian soldiers reduced.
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D
All rulers in the country were given the assurance that their territory would not be annexed in the future.
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The correct option is D All rulers in the country were given the assurance that their territory would not be annexed in the future.
The Government of India Act was passed by the British parliament in 1858 and powers were transferred from the East India Company to the British Crown. The Governor-General of India was renamed the Viceroy and was to be the personal representative of the Queen of England. The British also assured local rulers and went about reforming the military.

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