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Question

The UN agency concerned with the safety and peaceful use of nuclear technology is:

a. The UN Committee on Disarmament
b. International Atomic Energy Agency
c. UN International Safeguard Committee
d. None of the above

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Solution

The correct option is b.

Explanation

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) was established in 1957. It promotes the peaceful use of nuclear energy and prevents its usage for military purposes. It also oversees the nuclear programmes of different countries in order to prevent its misuse, ensuring that the nuclear elements are only used for civil purposes.

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