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The department of Atomic Energy was established in

[A]. 1948
[B]. 1954
[C]. 1963
[D]. 1971

Answer: Option B


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Neelesh said: (Jan 25, 2014)  
The Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) came into being on August 3, 1954 under the direct charge of the Prime Minister through a Presidential Order. According to the Resolution constituting the AEC, the Secretary to the Government of India in the Department of Atomic Energy is ex-officio Chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission.

DAE has been engaged in the development of nuclear power technology, applications of radiation technologies in the fields of agriculture, medicine, industry and basic research.

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Deepak said: (Mar 18, 2017)  
India is the only developing country, that has achieved self-reliance in the sphere of nuclear fuel cycle activities, amidst several international technology control regimes. With the enactment of the Atomic Energy Bill in 1948, the Atomic Energy Commission was established on 10 August 1948 with Dr. Homi J. Bhabha as its first chairman. The commission was entrusted with the formulation and implementation of the policy of the Government in all matters concerning atomic energy. Subsequently, in 1956, the Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) was established with the following mandate.

Generation of safe, economically competitive electricity from nuclear energy by exploiting the natural resources of uranium and thorium available in the country;.

The Building of research reactors and utilisation of radioisotopes produced in them for applications in medicine, agriculture and industry;.

Development of advanced technology in areas such as accelerators, lasers, biotechnology, information technology and materials including development of non-nuclear and strategic materials like titanium.

Encouraging technology transfers and interaction with industry in areas of its strength, contributing to the industrial development;.

Providing support to basic research in nuclear energy and related frontier areas of science, and interaction with universities and academic institutions to improve the quality of education and research, and providing research grants to them;.

Encouraging international cooperation in advanced areas of research and in mega science projects to realise the benefits of state-of-the-art science and technologies, and contributing to national security.

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