Under whose leadership the Atomic Energy Department of India was established?
Homi Jahangir Bhabha
A.P.J. Abdul Kalam
Correct answer: (a)
Solution: On 3 August 1954, India’s Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) was created under the direct charge of the Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru through a Presidential Order. Subsequently, following a Government Resolution dated 1 March 1958, the Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) was established in the Department of Atomic Energy. The DAE was headed by Dr. Homi Jagangir Bhabha, widely regarded as the father of Indian nuclear research. The body was formed to accelerate the pace of scientific progress in India, with special emphasis on atomic power.