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India’s first atomic power station is
(B) Tarapur atomic power station
(C) Narora atomic power station
(D) None of these

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Hint Atomic power also known as nuclear power is the nuclear energy regarded as a source of electricity for the power grid. Nuclear power is the use of nuclear reactions that release nuclear energy to generate heat, which most frequently is then used in steam turbines to produce electricity in a nuclear power plant.

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(1) Nuclear power can be obtained from nuclear fission, nuclear decay, and nuclear fusion reactions.
(2) Nuclear power has one of the lowest levels of fatalities per unit of energy generated compared to other energy sources. Coal, petroleum, natural gas and hydroelectricity each have caused more fatalities per unit energy due to air pollution and accidents.
(3) Accidents in nuclear power plants include the Chrnobyl disaster in Soviet Union in 1986, the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster in Japan in 2011.
(4) The United states tested the first nuclear weapon in July 1945 , with the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki taking place one month later.
(5) Zero emission nuclear power is an important part of climate change mitigation effort. The future of nuclear power varies greatly between countries, depending on government policies.
(6) A power station also referred as power plant and sometimes generating station or generating plant, is an industrial facility for the generation of electric power. Clean energy sources of the power plants include nuclear power and an increasing use of renewable energy such as solar, wind, wave, geothermal and hydroelectric.
(A) BARC stands for Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, India's nuclear research facility. This is not the first atomic power station. Hence, this option is not correct.
(B) Tarapur Atomic Power Station was the first nuclear power plant in India. So, this option is correct.
(C) This option is not correct as Narora Atomic Power Station is not the first atomic power station of India.
(D) This option is incorrect as the correct option according to the question is B.

Note The need for the use of atomic power is great. India has explored uranium and thorium resources and harnessed them for the production of Atomic Power.