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Ajit Kumar Mohanty Appointed as the Director of BARC

The Ministry of Personnel has notified the appointment of Ajit Kumar Mohanty as the Director of Bhabha Atomic Research Centre for the period of three years.
Ajit Kumar Mohanty Appointed as the Director of BARC
  • Currently, he is the Director, Physics Group in BARC and Director, Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics.

About the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre:

  • The Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) is India's premier nuclear research facility headquartered in Trombay, Mumbai, Maharashtra.
  • The Atomic Energy Establishment, Trombay (AEET) was established by the Government of India in 1954 to consolidate all the research and development activity for nuclear reactors and technology under the AEET.
  • As a result, all the scientists and engineers engaged in the fields of reactor design and development, instrumentation, metallurgy and material science etc. were transferred with their respective programmes from the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR) to AEET, with TIFR retaining its originanal focus for fundamental research in the sciences.
  • After the demise of Dr. Homi Jehangir Bhabha in 1966, AEET was renamed Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC).
  • Over the years, BARC has emerged as the multi-disciplinary research centre with extensive infrastructure for advanced research and development.
  • Its R&D covers the entire spectrum of nuclear science, engineering and related areas.
  • BARC's core mandate is to sustain peaceful applications of nuclear energy, primarily for power generation.

Question:

Q. The Ministry of Personnel has notified the appointment of whom as the Director of Bhabha Atomic Research Centre for the period of three years?
a. Arun Kumar Mohanty
b. Ajit Kumar Mohanty
c. Ashish Kumar Mohanty
d. Ajay Kumar Mohanty
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