List of Full Important Abbreviations 

Last updated on December 7, 2023

List of Full Important Abbreviations 

ABM – Anti Ballistic Missile
AD – Anno Domini (After the birth of Jesus)
ADF – Asian Development Fund
AERE – Atomic Energy Research Establishment
AFSPA – Armed Forces Special Power Act
AGOC – Asian Games Organising Committee
AIDS – Acquired Immuno Deficiency Syndrome
ALH – Advanced Light Helicopter
APPLE – Ariane Passenger Payload Experiment
ASAT – Anti-Satellite Weapon
ASEAN – Association of South-East Asian Nations
ASCI – Advanced Strategic Computing Initiative
ASCII – American Standard Code for Information Interchange
ATM – Automated Teller Machine
APEC – Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation
BIS – Bureau of Indian Standards
BIT – Binary Digit (Basic unit of information in computing and telecommunication)
BMDS – Ballistic Missile Defence System
BRO – Border Roads Organisation
BRT – Bus Rapid Transit
CAA – Civil Aviation Authority
CABE – Central Advisory Board of Education
CAG – Comptroller and Auditor General
CAD – Computer Aided Design
CAIR – Centre for Artificial Intelligence and Robotics
CAPES – Computer-Aided Paperless Examination System
CAZRI – Central Arid Zone Research Institute
CAT – Central Administrative Tribunal
CBI – Central Bureau of Investigation
CECA – Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement
CERT – Computer Emergency Response team
CHOGM – Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting
CISF – Central Industrial Security Force
CITES – Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species
CLASS – Computer Literacy and Studies in School
CNG – Compressed Natural Gas
COLA – Cellular Operator Association of India
CPCB – Central Pollution Control Board
CPRI – Central Power Research Institute
CSIR – Council of Scientific and Industrial Research
CVC – Central Vigilance Commission
DAVP – Directorate of Advertising and Visual Publicity
DDT – Dichlorodiphenyl Trichloroethane
DFDR – Digital Flight Data Recorder (Black Box)
DIG – Deputy Inspector General
DPSA – Deep Penetration Strike Aircraft
DPT – Diphtheria Pertussis Tetanus
DRDO – Defence Research and Development Organisation
ECG – Electro Cardiogram
ECT – Electro Concvulsive Therapy (electric shock treatment)
EEG – Electro-Encephalography
EET – Exempt Exempt Taxation
ELISA – Enzyme Linked Immuno Sorbent
ECGC – Export Credit Guarantee Corporation
ESCAP – Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific
EVM – Electronic Voting Machine
EPZ – Export Processing Zone
FDI – Foreign Direct Investment
FII – Foreign Institutional Investor
FBI – Federal Bureau of Investigation
FERA – Foreign Exchange Regulation Act
FEMA – Foreign Exchange Management Act
FICCI – Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry
FRIBA – Fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects
FLAG – Fibre Optic Link Around the Globe
GAIN – Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition
GATS – General Agreement on Trade in Services
GATT – General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade
GEF – Global Environment Fund
GMPS – Global Mobile Personal Communications System
GMT – Greenwich Mean Time
GNSS – Global Navigation Satellite System
GPS – Global Positioning System
GSLV – Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle
HAC – Hindustan Aluminium Corporation
HAL – Hindustan Aeronautics Limited
HIV – Human Immunodeficiency Virus
HRIDAY – National Heritage City Development and Augmentation Yojana.
HYVS – High Yield Variety Seeds
IAAI – International Airport Authority of India
IAEA – International Atomic Energy Agency
IBRD – International Bank for Reconstruction and Development
ICAO – International Civil Aviation Organisation
ICAR – Indian Council of Agricultural Research
ICMR – Indian Council of Medical Research
ICRC – International Committee of the Red Cross
IDPL – Indian Drugs and Pharmaceuticals Limited
IMO – International Maritime Organisation
INSAS – Indian Small Arms System
INSAT – Indian National Satellite
IPC – Indian Penal Code
IPCC – Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
KYC – Know Your Customer
KG – Kinder Garten
LCA – Light Combat Aircraft
LOC – Line of Control
LOAC – Line of Actual Control
LTA – Light Transport Aircraft
LIGO – Laser Interferamenter Gravitational-wave Observatory
MAT – Minimum Alternative Tax
METSAT – Meteorological Satellite
MMS – Multimedia Message Service
MRTS – Mass Rapid Transit System
MTCR – Missile Technology Control Regime
NACO – National AIDS Control Organisation
NADA – National Anti-Doping Agency
NAFTA – North American Free Trade Agreement
NASA – National Aeronautics and Space Administration
NATA – Natural Aptitude Test for Architecture
NATO – North Atlantic Treaty Organisation
NCEP – National Committee on Environmental Planning
NeGP – National e-Governance Plan
NEP – National Education Policy
NEPA – National Environment Protection Act
NTPC – National Thermal Power Corporation
OCI – Overseas Citizen of India
OAS – Organisation of American States
OAU – Organisation of African Unity
ODS – Ozone Depletion Substances
OIC – Organisation of Islamic Countries
OSCE – Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe
OROP – One Rank One Pension
PURA – Provision of Urban Amenities in Rural Areas
PATA – Pacific Asia Travel Association
PIB – Press Information Bureau
PN – Participatory Note
POTA – Prevention of Terrorism Act
PSLV – Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle
PWD – Public Works Department
QIB – Qualified Institutional Buyer
QIP – Qualified Institutional Placement
RAF – Rapid Action Force
RBI – Reserve Bank of India
RCC – Reinforced Cement Concrete
RDSS – Radio Determination Satellite Service
RLV – Reusable Launch Vehicle
RTGS – Real Time Gross Settlement System
SAFTA – South Asian Free Trade Area
SAIL – Steel Authority of India Limited
SAPTA – SAARC Preferential Trading Agreement
SATNAV – Satellite Navigation
SAVE – SAARC Audio Visual Exchange
SCO – Shanghai Cooperation Organisation
SCOPE – Standing Commitiee of Public Enterprises
SEBI – Securities and Exchange Board of India
SIDBI – Small Industries Development Bank of India
SMART – Simple Moral Accountable Responsive and Transparent
SPIN – Software Process Improvement Networks
STARS – Satellite Tracking and Ranging Station
STARTS – Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty Station
SWIFT – Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunications
TADA – Terrorist and Discruptive Activities (Prevention) Act
TAPS – Tarapur Atomic Power Station
TIN – Tax Identification Number
TNT – Tri Nitro Toluene (high explosive)
TRAI – Telecom Regulatory Authority of India
TRIPS – Trade Related Intellectual Property Rights
UAV – Unmanned Aerial Vehicle
UNCTAD – United Nations Conference on Trade and Development
UNDP – United Nations Development Programme
UNEP – United Nations Environment Programme
UNFPA – United Nations Fund for Population Activities
VAT – Value Added Tax
VLSI – Very Large Scale Integration
VOIP – Voice Over Internet Protocol
VSAT – Very Small Aperture Terminals
WADA – World Anti-Doping Agency
WAVE – Wireless Access for Virtual Enterprise
WFP – World Food Programme
WFTU – World Federation of Trade Unions
WLL – Wireless in Local Loop
WWF – World Wide Fund for Nature
YMCA – Young Men’s Christian Association
YWCA – Young Women’s Christian Association
ZSI – Zoological Survey of India
ZIP – Zone Improvement Plan


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