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‘A’

 

AAFI

Amateur Athletics Federation of India

AAPSO

Afro-Asian People’s Solidarity Organization

AASU

All Assam Students Union

ABM

Anti Ballistic Missile

AC

Alternate Current / Ashok Chakra / Air Conditioner / Antarctic Club

ACC

Anxillary Cadet Core

AD

Ano Domini (After the birth of Jesus)

ADB

Asian Development Bank

AERE

Atomic Energy Research Establishment

AGOC

Asian Games Organization Committee

AICC

All India Congress Committee

AICTE

All India Council of Technical Education

AIDS

Acquired Immuno Deficiency Syndrome

AIFF

All India Football Federation

AIIMS

All India Institute of Medical Sciences

AIL

Aeronautics India Limited

AIMPLB

All India Muslim Personal Law Board

AIR

All India Radio (Broadcasting)

AITUC

All India Trade Union Congress

AM

Anti Meridian (Before Noon)

ANC

African National Congress

APEC

Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation

APSC

Army Postal Services Core

ASEAN

Association of South East Asian Nations

ASLV

Agumented Satellite Launch Vehicle

ASI

Archaeological Survey of India / Assistant Sub Inspector

ASSOCHAM

Associated Chamber of Commerce and Industry (India)

ASWAC

Airborne Surveillance Warning and Control

ATS

Anti Tetanus Serum

‘B’

 

BAMS

Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery

BARC

Bhabha Atomic Research Centre

BBC

British Broadcasting Corporation

BC

Before Christ (Before the birth of Jesus)

BCG

Bacillus Calmette Guerin (Anti TB Vaccine)

BCCI

Board of Control for Cricket in India

BEL

Bharat Electronics Limited

BENELUX

Belgium, Netherlands and Luxemburg

BHEL

Bharat Heavy Electronics Limited

BIFR

Board of Industrial Finance and Reconstruction (Formerly Industrial Reconstruction Finance Board)

BIMSTCE

Bangladesh, India, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Thailand Economic Corporation

BIS

Bureau of Indian Standards

B. Pharma

Bachelor of Pharmacy

BSF

Border Security Force

‘C’

 

CAD

Command Area Development

CAG

Comptroller and Auditor General

CARE

Cooperative for American Relief Everywhere

CASE

Commission for Alternative Sources of Energy

CAT

Central Administrative Tribunal, Computerized Axial Tomography

CAZRI

Central Arid Zone Research Institute

CBI

Central Bureau of Investigation

CBSE

Central Board of Secondary Education

CCEA

Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs

CCS

Cabinet Committee on Security

C-DAC

Centre for Development of Advance Computing

CDMA

Code Division Multiple Access

CDRI

Central Drug Research Institute

CDS

Compulsory Deposit Scheme

CHOGM

Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting

CID

Criminal Investigation Department

CIS

Commonwealth of Independent States

CISF

Central Industrial Security Force

CITU

Centre of Indian Trade Unions

CNG

Compressed Natural Gas

COD

Central Ordnance Depot

COFEPOSA

Conservation of Foreign Exchange and Prevention of Smuggling Act

CPO

Central Passport Organization

CPRI

Central Power Research Institute

CRPF

Central Reserve Police Force

CRR

Cash Reserve Ratio

CSIR

Council of Scientific and Industrial Research

CSO

Central Statistical Organization

CTS

Computerized Tomography Scanner

CVC

Central Vigilance Commission

‘D’

 

DDT

Dichloro Diphenyle Tri-chloroethane

DFDR

Digital Flight Data Recorder (Black Box)

DIG

Deputy Inspector General

D. Lit

Doctor of Literature

DM

District Magistrate

DMK

Dravida Munetra Kazhagam

DNA

Dioxyribo-Nucleic Acid

DPAP

Drought Prone Area Programme

DPC

Dabhol Power Company

DPSA

Deep Penetration Strike Aircraft

DRDO

Defence Research and Development Organization

DTH

Direct to Home

DVD

Digital Versatile Disk

‘E’

 

EAS

Employment Assurance Scheme

ECD

European Central Bank

ECG

Electro Cardiogram

EEC

European Economic Community

EEG

Electro Encephalogram

ELISA

Enzyme Linked Immuno Sorbent Assay

EMF

Electromotive Force

EPABN

Electronic Private Automatic Branch Exchange

EPZ

Export Processing Zone

ERDA

Energy Research and Development Administration

ESMA

Essential Services Maintenance Act

EVM

Electronic Voting Machine

EXIM Bank

Export-Import Bank of India

‘F’

 

FAO

Food and Agriculture Organization

FBI

Federal Bureau of Investigation (USA)

FBTR

Fast Breeder Test Reactor

FCI

Food Corporation of India / Fertilizer Corporation of India

FDR

Flight Data Recorder (Black Box)

FERA

Foreign Exchange Regulation Act

FEMA

Foreign Exchange Management Act

FICCI

Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry

FIPB

Foreign Investment Promotion Board

FIR

First Information Report

FRS

Fellow of the Royal Society

FTII

Films and Television institute of India

FTZ

Free Trade Zone

‘G’

 

GAIL

Gas Authority of India Limited

GATT

General Agreement on Tariff and Trade

GIC

General Insurance Corporation

GMT

Greenwich Mean Time

GNLF

Gorkha National Liberation Front

GNP

Gross National Product

GPF

General Provident Fund

GPO

General Post Office

GPS

Global Positioning System

GSI

Geological Survey of India

‘H’

 

HAC

Hindustan Aluminium Corporation

HAL

Hindustan Aeronautics Limited

HCF

Highest Common Factor

HDFC

Housing Development Finance Corporation

HIV

Human Immuno-deficiency Virus

HMT

Hindustan Machine Tools

HUDCO

Housing and Urban Development Corporation

HYVS

High Yield Variety Seeds

‘I’

 

IAAI

International Airport Authority of India

IAC

Indian Airlines Corporation

IAEA

International Atomic Energy Agency

IARI

Indian Agricultural Research Institute

IBRD

International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (World Bank)

ICAR

Indian Council of Agricultural Research

ICBM

Inter Continental Ballistic Missile

ICC

International Cricket Council

ICFTU

International Confederation of Free Trade Unions

ICICI

Industrial Credit and Investment Corporation of India Limited

ICJ

International Court of Justice

ICMR

Indian Council of Medical Research

ICSI

Indian Company Secretaries Institute

IDA

International Development Agency

IDBI

Industrial Development Bank of India

IDO

International Defence Organization

IDPL

Indian Drugs and Pharmaceuticals Limited

IFA

Indian Football Association

IFCI

Industrial Finance Corporation of India

IFFCO

International Film Festival of India

IFTU

International Federation of Trade Unions

IIPA

Indian Institute of Public Administration

IISC

Indian Institute of Sciences

IISCO

Indian Iron and Steel Company

IIT

Indian Institute of Technology

ILO

International Labour Organization

IMA

Indian Military Academy

IMF

International Monetary Fund

INGCA

Indira Gandhi Gallery for Culture and Art

INS

Indian Naval Ship

INSAT

Indian National Satellite

INTELSAT

International Telecommunication Satellite

INTERPOL

International Police Organization

INTUC

Indian National Trade Union Congress

IOC

International Olympic Committee / Indian Oil Corporation

IPC

Indian Penal Code

IPKF

Indian Peace Keeping Force

IQ

Intelligence Quotient

IRBM

Intermediate Range Ballistic Missile

IRC

International Red Cross

IRDA

Insurance Regulatory Development Authority

IRDP

Integrated Rural Development Programme

ISB

Indian Standard Bureau

ISM

Indian School of Mines

ISO

International Organization for Standardization

IST

Indian Standard Time

ISRO

Indian Space Research Organization

ITBP

Indo-Tibet Border Police

ITDC

Indian Tourism Development Corporation

ITPO

Indian Trade Promotion Organization

ITO

International Trade Organization / Income Tax Office

ITUC

Indian Trade Union Congress

‘J’

 

JCO

Junior Commissioner Officer

JMM

Jharkhand Mukti Morcha

JPEG

Joint Photographic Expert Group

JVM

Janta Vidhyarathi Morcha

‘K’

 

KG

Kinder Garten

KAL

Korean Airlines

KANU

Kenya African National Union

KKK

Ku Klux Klan

KMT

Kuomintan (Chinese Nationalist Party)

KVIC

Khadi and Village Industries Commission

‘L’

 

LASER

Light Amplification By Stimulated Emission of Radiation

LIC

Life Insurance Corporation of India

LLB

Bachelor of Law

LLM

Master of Law

LMG

Light Machine Gun

LoC

Line of Control (Pakistan)

LoAC

Line of Actual Control (China)

LPG

Liquified Petroleum Gas

LSD

Lysergic acid di-ethylamide

LTTE

Liberation Tigers of Tamil Elam

‘M’

 

MA

Master of Arts

MASER

Microwave Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation

MBA

Master of Business Administration

MBBS

Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery

MBT

Main Battle Tank

MCA

Monetary Compensatory Allowance  / Master of Computer Application

MCC

Melbourne Cricket Club

MD

Doctor of Medicine

MFN

Most Favoured Nation

MI

Military Intelligence

MISA

Maintenance of Internal Security Act

MIT

Massachusettsh Institute of Technology (USA)

MLA

Member of Legislative Assembly

MLC

Member of Legislative Council

MNC

Multi National Corporation

MNREGA

Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act

MRCP

Member of Royal College of Physicians

MRCS

Member of Royal College of Surgeons

MRTPC

Monopoly and Restrictive Trade Practices Commission

MODVAT

Modified Value Added Tax

‘N’

 

NABARD

National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development

NACO

National AIDS Control Organization

NAEP

National Adult Education Programme

NAFED

National Agricultural and Marketing Federation

NAFTA

North American Free Trade Agreement

NAPP

Narora Atomic Power Plant

NASA

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (USA)

NASDAQ

National Association of Security Dealer’s Active Quotation

NASSCOM

National Association of Software & Service Companies

NATO

North Atlantic Treaty Organization

NCW

National Commission for Women

NCCR

National Council for Civil Right

NCERT

National Council of Educational Research & Training

NDA

National Defence Academy

NDDB

National Dairy Development Board (Anand, Gujarat)

NDF

National Defence Fund

NEERI

National Environment Engineering Research Institute

NEFA

North-East Frontier Agency

NEPA

National Environment Protection Authority

NFDC

National Film Development Corporation

NFL

National Fertilizer Limited

NHRC

National Human Rights Commission

NICO

New Information and Commission Order

NIDC

National Industrial Development Corporation

NIIT

National Institute of Information Technology

NIMHANS

National Institute of Mental and Neuro-Science

NITIE

National Institute for Training in Industrial Engineering

NMDS

National Missile Defence System (USA)

NMEP

National Malaria Eradication Programme

NOIDA

New Okhla Industrial Development Authority

NPC

National Productivity Council

NPP

National Population Policy

NPT

Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty

NRDC

National Research and Development Corporation

NREP

National Rural Employment Programme

NRI

Non Resident Indian

NSC

National Security Council

NSSO

National Sample Survey Organization

NTC

National Textile Corporation

NTPC

National Thermal Power Corporation

NCPCR

National Commission for Protection of Child Rights

NMEEE

National Mission on Enhanced Energy Efficiency

‘O’

 

OAU

Organization of African Unity

OECD

Organization of Economic Co-operation

OGL

Open General Licence

OIL

Oil India Limited

OIC

Organization of Islamic Conference

OK

All Correct

ONGC

Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited

OPEC

Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries

‘P’

 

PCI

Press Council of India

PCS

Provincial Civil Services

Ph. D

Doctor of Philosophy

PIN

Postal Index Number

PLO

Palestine Liberation Organization

PM

Post Meridian /Prime Minister

POTA

Prevention of Terrorism Act

PSLV

Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle

PTI

Press Trust of India

PRO

Public Relations Officer

PTO

Please Turn Over

PVC

Poly Vinyl Chloride / Paramvir Chakra

PVSM

Param Vishisht Seva Medal

PWD

Public Work’s Department

PWG

People’s War Group

‘Q’

 

QED

Quod Erat Demonstrandum (means Which was to be proved)

QEF

Quod Erat Faciendum (means Which was to be done)

QEI

Quod Erat Inveniendum (means Which was to be found)

QMG

Quarter Master General

QR

Quantitative Restriction

‘R’

 

RADAR

Radio Detection and Ranging

RAW

Research and Analysis Wing

R&D

Research and Development

RBI

Reserve Bank of India

RCC

Reinforced Cement Concrete

RDX

Research Developed Explosive

RIMC

Rashtriya Indian Military College

RMS

Railway Mail Service

RLEGP

Rural Landless Employment Guarantee Programme

RNA

Ribonucleic Acid

RPM

Revolutions Per Minute

RSS

Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh

RTO

Regional Transport Officer

‘S’

 

SAARC

South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation

SAC

Space Application Centre

SAFTA

South Asian Free Trade Agreement

SAI

Sports Authority of India

SAIL

Steel Authority of India Limited

SAPTA

South Asian Preferential Trade Arrangement

SARS

Service Acute Respiratory Syndrome

SC

Security Council / Supreme Court

SCI

Shipping Corporation of India

SCOPE

Standing Conference of Public Enterprises

SCRA

Special Class Railway Apprentice

SDR

Special Drawing Rights

SEBI

Security Exchange Board of India

SGPC

Siromani Gurudwara Prabandhak Committee

SHAR

Shri Harikota Range

SIDBI

Small Industries Development Bank of India

SIS

Secret Intelligence Service (U.K.)

SITA

Suppression of Immoral Traffic in Women and Girls Act

SLV

Satellite Launch Vehicle

SPCA

Society for the Prevention of Cruelty of Animals

SPIC MACAY

Society for the Promotion of Indian Classical Music and Culture Among Youth

STARS

Satellite Tracking and Ranging Station

STD

Subscribers Trunk Dialing

STPI

Software Technology Parks of India

SWAPO

South West African People’s Organization

START

Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty

‘T’

 

TA

Travelling Allowance / Territorial Army

TC

Transfer Certificate / Trusteeship Council

TELCO

Tata Engineering and Locomotive Company

TELEX

Teleprinter Exchange

TISCO

Tata Iron and Steel Company Limited

TNT

Tri-nitro-toluence

TOEFL

Test of English as a Foreign Language

TRAI

Telecom Regulatory Authority of India

TRIPS

Trade Related Intellectual Property Rights

TTE

Travelling Ticket Examiner

TTFI

Table Tennis Federation of India

TWA

Trans World Airlines (USA)

‘U’

 

UDC

Upper Division Clerk

UFO

Unidentified Flying Object

UGC

University Grants Commission

UHT

Ultra High Temperature

ULFA

United Liberation Front of Assam

UNCTAD

United Nations Conference on Trade and Development

UNDP

United Nations Development Programme

UNEF

United Nations for Emergency Force

UNEP

United Nations for Environment Programme

UNESCO

United Nations Economic Social and Cultural Organization

UNFPA

United Nations for Population Activities

UNHCR

United Nations High Commission for Refugees

UNI

United News of India

UNICEF

United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund

UNO

United Nations Organization

UPS

Uninterrupted Power Supply

UPSC

Union Public Service Commission

USP

Unique Selling Proposition

USSR

Union of Soviet Socialist Republic

UTI

Unit Trust of India

UIDAI

Unique Identification Authority of India

‘V’

 

VAT

Value Added Tax

VDIS

Voluntary Disclosure of Income Scheme

VC

Vice-Chancellor / Victoria Cross

VIP

Very Important Person

VPP

Value Payable Post

VRS

Voluntary Retirement Scheme

VSNL

Videsh Sanchar Nigam Limited

VSSC

Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre

‘W’

 

WEF

World Economic Forum

WHO

World Health Organization

WLL

Wireless Local Loop

WMO

World Meteorological Organization

WWF

World Wildlife Fund

WPI

Wholesale Price Index

WTO

World Trade Organization

WWF

World Wide Fund for Nature

WWW

World Wide Web

‘X’

 

X-tian

Christian

‘Y’

 

YMCA

Young Men’s Christians Association

YMIA

Young Men’s Indian Association

YWCA

Young Women’s Christians Association

‘Z’

 

ZBB

Zero Based Budgeting

ZTP

Zone Improvement Plan

ZPG

Zero Population Growth

ZOPFAN

Zone of Place, Freedom and Neutrality

ZS

Zoological Society

ZSI

Zoological Survey of India

ABBREVIATION (IN NEWS)

CCI

Cabinet Committee on Infrastructure.

CICA

Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia.

CIHCS

Central Institute of Himalayan Culture Studies.

COBSE

Council of Boards of School Education.

DONER

Development of North Eastern Region.

DSIIDC

Delhi State Industrial and Infrastructure Development Corporation.

HIPC

Heavily Indebted Poor Countries.

IFC

Infrastructure Finance Companies.

IGMDP

Integrated Guided Missile Development Programme.

IIIT

Indian Institute of Information Technology.

INSAS

Indian Small Arms System.

INTACH

Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage.

ISCA

Indian Science Congress Association.

IVFRI

Immigration, Visa and Foreigners Registration and Tracking.

MsDP

Multi-sectoral Development Programme.

MMRCA

Medium Multi Role Combat Aircraft.

MPL

Multi-dimensional Poverty Index.

NPCIL

Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited.

NBWL

National Board for Wildlife.

NCHER

National Commission for Higher Education and Research.

NCHRH

National Commission for Human Resource in Health.

NCPCR

National Commission for Protection of Child Rights.

NFSA

National Food Security Act.

NGRBA

National Ganga River Basin Authority.

NLD

National League for Democracy.

NLM

National-Level Monitors.

NMA

National Monuments Authority.

NPC

National Productivity Council.

NMEE

National Mission on Enhanced Energy Efficiency.

PFRDA

Pension Fund and Regulatory and Development Authority.

PHWRs

Pressurized Heavy Water Reactors.

SCOPE

Standing Conference of Public Enterprises.

SOJNMS

School of Journalism and New Media Studies.

START

Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty.

UIDAI

Unique Identification Authority of India.

AIDWA

All India Democratic Women’s Association.

BVRAAM

Beyond Visual Range Air-to-Air Missile.

CJP

Citizen for Justice and Peace.

CBEC

Central Board of Excise and Customs.

CIET

Central Institute of Educational Technology.

CAMPA

Compensatory Afforestation Management and Planning Authority.

C-DAP

Comprehensive District Agriculture Plan.

DPCC

Delhi Pollution Control Committee.

DUAC

Delhi Urban Art Commission.

EGOM

Empowered Group of Ministers.

FIA

Federal Investigation Agency.

GPS

Global Positioning System.

IDP

Internally Displaced Persons.

ICFAI

The Institute of Chartered Financial Analysts of India.

IUCAA

Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics.

IRNSS

The Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System.

JUCCCE

Joint US-China Cooperation on Clean Energy.

JEM

Justice and Equality Movement.

JOC

Joint Operation Centre.

LSGIs

Local Self-Governing Institutions.

MRMR

Medium Range Maritime Reconnaissance.

NBER

National Bureau of Economic Research.

NPCIL

Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd.

NFC

Nuclear Fuel Complex.

NCPCR

National Commission for Protection of Child Rights.

NCHAC

North Cachar Hills Autonomous Council.

PEAIS

Panchayatiraj Empowerment and Accountability Incentive System.

PAD

People’s Alliance for Democracy.

RGGVY

Rajiv Gandhi Grameen Vidyutikaran Yojana.

SJVN

Satlaj Jal Vidyut Nigam Ltd.

TAR

Trans-Asian Railway.

UNRWA

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency (for Palestinian refugees).

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