Best General Knowledge of Main Abbreviations by Adspk

Best General Knowledge of Main Abbreviations by Adspk

  • SARS Severe Acute respiratory syndrome
    • BOT Built operate transfer
    • AMU Atomic mass unit
    • EMF Electrum• VDU = video display unit
    • CRT = cathode ray tube
    • CROotive Force or Electromagnetic Field (Most apt is Electromotive Force)
    • ADH Anti diuretic hormone
    • STP Standard Temperature and Pressure
    • NPT Network time protocol
    • CRT Cathode ray tube
    • SARS Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome
    • BOT Built Operate transfer
    • AMU Atomic Mass Unit
    • EMF Electromotive force
    • ADH Anti Diuretic Hormone
    • STP Standard Temperature Pressure
    • GeV Giga Electron Volt
    • NTP Normal Temperature Pressure
    • CRT Cathode Ray Tube
    • The ore of mercury metal.–cyanabar
    • SARS : severe acute respiratory syndrome
    • NTP : network time protocol
    • RQ : respiratory quotient
    • PVC : polyvinyl chloride
    • NPN : negative positive negative
    • WAN : wide area network
    • ECG: electro cardio gram
    • CPU: central processing unit
    • BCG : bacillus of calmette –Guerin
    • STP standard temperature and pressure/ Shielded Twisted Pair
    • ATP Adenosine Tri-Phosphate
    • PNP proton – neutron – proton
    • [Positive-Negative-Positive (transistor) ]
    • LAN local area network
    • KWh kilo watt hour
    • BTU British Thermal Unit
    • LDL Low-density lipoprotein
    • [commonly referred to as bad cholesterol]
    • ROM Read only memory
    • MAF million acre feet
    • SONAR Sound Navigation and Ranging
    • LCD=LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY
    • HDL= HARDWARE DESCRIPTION LANGUAGE/High-Density Lipoprotein
    • UHF= ULTRA- HIGH FREQUENCY
    • LED= LIGHT EMITTING DIODE
    • BASIC= BEGGINER’S ALL PURPOSE SYMBOLIC INSTRUCTION CODE
    • HST = HIGH SPEED TECHONOLGY
    • DBS=DATA BASE SERVER
    • V.L.C.C stands for Very large crude carrier.
    • VTOL = vertical take off and landing
    • SETI = Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence = a project to find Aliens
    • Fax is the short form of Facsimile which means identical copy
    • SETI => Search for Extraterrestrial intelligence.
    • On the PH scale what does PH stand for-Potential Hydrogen
    • ABM: Anti Ballistic Missiles
    ABVP: Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad
    AC: Alternating Current; Ashoka Chakra
    ACU: Asian Currency Union
    AD: anno Domini; in the year of Lord Christ
    ADB: Asian Development Bank
    ADC: Aide-de-Camp; Access Deficit Charge
    ADF: Asian Development Fund
    ADS: Air Defence Ship
    AJT: Advanced Jet Trainer
    AG: Accountant General; Adjutant General
    AI: Air India
    AIDS: Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome
    AIIMS: All India Institute of Medical Sciences
    AIR: All India Radio; Annual Information Report
    AITUC: All India Trade Union Congress
    AJT: Advanced Jet Trainer
    ALH: Advanced Light Helicopter
    AM: ante meridiem; before noon
    AMC: Army Medical Corps; Asset Management Companies
    AME: Associate Member of the Institute of Engineers
    APC: Agricultural Prices Commission
    APEC: Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation
    APPLE: Ariane Passenger Payload Experiment
    APPU: Asian Pacific Postal Union
    ARC: Asset Reconstruction Company
    ARDR: Agricultural and Rural Debt Relief
    ASAT: Anti-Satellite weapon
    ASC: Army Service Corps
    ASCI: Advanced Strategic Computing Initiative
    ASCII: American Standard Code for Information
    ASEAN: Association of South-East Asian Nations
    ASEM: Asia-Europe Meeting
    ASIMO: Advanced Step in Innovative Mobility
    ASLV: Augmented Satellite Launch Vehicle
    ASMA: Antarctica Specially Managed Area
    ASSOCHAM: Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry
    ATA: Air Time Authority; Allen Telescope Array
    ATC: Air Traffic Controller
    ATM: Automatic Teller Machine
    ATR: Action Taken Report
    ATV: Automatic Transfer Vehicle
    AUM: Assets Under Management
    AVC: Army Veterinary Corps
    AVM: Additional Volatility Margin
    AWACS: Airborne Warning and Control System

    B
    BARC: Bhabha Atomic Research Centre
    BBC: British Broadcasting Corporation
    BC: Before Christ; Board of Control; British Columbia; Battery Commander
    BCG: Bacillus Calmette Guerin—Anti-Tuberculosis Vaccine
    BICP: Bureau of Industrial
    Costs and Prices
    BIFR: Board of Industrial and Financial Reconstruction
    BIOS: Basic Input Output System
    BKU: Bharatiya Kisan Union
    BMD: Ballistic Missile Defence System
    BOLT: BSE On-Line Trading (System)
    BOSS: Bharat Operating System Solutions
    BPO: Business Process Outsourcing
    BPR: Bottom Pressure Records
    BRO: Border Road Organization
    BSE: Bombay Stock Exchange
    BSF: Border Security Force
    BSNL: Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd

    C
    CA: Chartered Accountant
    CABE: Central Advisory Board of Education
    C & AG: Comptroller & Auditor General
    CAIR: Centre for Artificial Intelligence and Robotics
    CAPART: Council for People’s Action and Advancement of Rural Technology
    CAPES: Computer-Aided Paperless Examination System
    CAS: Chief of Army Staff; Chief of Air Staff; Conditional Access System
    CB: Citizen Band (Radio)
    CBI: Central Bureau of Investigation
    CBFC: Central Board of Film Certification
    CCPA: Cabinet Committee on Political Affairs
    CD: Conference on Disarmament
    C-DAC: The Centre for Development of Advanced Computing
    CDMA: Code Division Multiple Access
    CECA: Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement
    CERN: European Organization for Nuclear Research (Pronounced CERN in French)
    CFC: Chlorofluro Carbon
    CFS: Container Freight Station
    CHOGM: Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting
    CIA: Central Intelligence Agency (of U.S.A.)
    CIBIL: Credit Information Bureau (India) Ltd
    CIC: Chief Information Commissioner
    CID: Criminal Investigation Department
    C-in-C: Commander-in-Chief
    cif: cost, insurance and freight
    CIS: Commonwealth of Independent States
    CISF: Central Industrial Security Force
    CITES: Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species
    CITU: Centre of Indian Trade Unions
    CLASS: Computer Literacy and Studies in Schools
    CLAWS: Centre for Land Warfare Studies
    CM: Command Module; Chief Minister
    CMP: Common Minimum Program
    CNG: Compressed Natural Gas
    CNN: Cable News Network
    CNS: Chief of the Naval Staff
    CO: Commanding Officer
    COD: Central Ordnance Depot; Cash on Delivery
    CPCB: Central Pollution Control Board
    CPI: Communist Party of India
    CPI(M): Communist Party of India (Marxists)
    CPU: Central Processing Unit
    CR: Central Railway
    CRAC: Cyber Regulation Advisory Council
    CRDi: Common Rail Direct injection
    CRISIL: Credit Rating Information Services of India Limited
    CRM: Customer Relationship Management
    CRR: Cash Reserve Ratio
    CRPF: Central Reserve Police Force
    CSIR: Council of Scientific and Industrial Research
    CTBT: Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty
    CTT: Commodities Transaction Tax
    CVRDE: Combat Vehicles Research and Development Establishment

    D
    DA: Dearness Allowance; Daily Allowance
    DAVP: Directorate of Advertising and Visual Publicity
    DC: Deputy Commissioner; Direct Current in Electricity
    DDT: Dichloro-Diphenyl Trichloro-ethane (disinfectant)
    DIN: Director Information Number
    DM: District Magistrate; Deputy Minister
    DMIC: Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor
    DMK: Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (a regional political party of Tamil Nadu)
    DNA: de-oxyribonucleic acid
    DO: Demi-official (letter)
    DOD: Department of Ocean Development
    DPEP: District Primary Education Program
    DPI: Director of Public Instruction
    DRAM: Dynamic Random Access Memory
    DRDO: Defence Research and Development Organization
    DST: Daylight Saving Time
    DRES: Department of Renewable Energy Sources
    DTH: Direct to Home (broadcasting)

    E
    ECG: Electro Cardio-gram
    ECS: Electronic Clearing Service
    ECT: Electro-convulsant Therapy (electric shock treatment)
    EDUSAT: Education Satellite
    EEG: Electro-encephalography
    EET: Exempt Exempt Taxation
    EFA: Education for All
    EFF: Extended Fund Facility
    e.g.: exempli gratia; for example
    EHTP: Electronic Hardware Technology Parks
    ELISA: Enzyme Linked Immune Solvent Assay (used for testing AIDS)
    EMI: Equated Monthly Installment
    EMS: European Monetary System
    EMU: Electric-Multiple Unit; Extra-vehicular Mobility Unit; (European) Economic and Monetary Union
    E & OE: Errors and Omissions Excepted
    EPROM: Erasable Programmable Read Only Memory
    ER: Eastern Railway
    ERM: Exchange Rate Mechanism
    ERNET: Educational and Research Network
    ESA: European Space Agency
    ESCAP: Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific
    ESMA: Essential Services Maintenance Act
    ESOP: Employee Stock Option Program
    etc.: et cetera (and other things)
    EU: European Union
    EVM: Electronic Voting Machine

    F
    FAO: Food and Agriculture Organization
    FBI: Federal Bureau of Investigation (of the U.S.A.)
    FCNR: Foreign Currency (non-resident) Accounts Scheme
    FDR: Flight Data Recorder; Fixed Deposit Receipt
    FEMA: Foreign Exchange Management Act
    FERA: Foreign Exchange Regulations Act
    FICCI: Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry
    FII: Foreign Institutional Investors
    FIPB: Foreign Investment Promotion Board (of India)
    FLAG: Fiber Optic Link Around the Globe
    FM: Field Marshal; Frequency Modulated
    FPSB: Financial Planning Standards Boards (India)
    FRBM: Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management
    FSSA: Food Safety and Standards Authority (of India)
    FTA: Free Trade Area
    FTP: File Transfer Protocol

    G
    GAGAN: GPS-aided Geo-augmented Navigation
    GAIL: Gas Authority of India Limited
    GAIN: Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition
    GATS: General Agreement on Trade in Services
    GATT: General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade
    GCA: General Currency Area
    GCC: Gulf Cooperation Council
    GCM: Greatest Common Measure
    GEF: Global Environment Fund
    GHQ: General Headquarters
    GIC: General Insurance Corporation
    GIST: Graphics and Intelligence-based Script Technology
    GMPS: Global Mobile Personal Communications System
    GMRT: Giant Meter wave Radio Telescope
    GMT: Greenwich Mean Time
    GNSS: Global Navigation Satellite System
    GNP: Gross National Product
    GOC: General Officer Commanding
    GPO: General Post Office
    GPRS: General Packet Radio System
    GPS: Global Positioning System
    GSLV: Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle
    GSP: Generalized Special Preferences
    GST: Goods and Service Tax
    GSTP: Global System of Trade Preferences

    H
    HAWS: High Altitude Warfare School
    HCF: Highest Common Factor
    HDI: Human Development Index
    HDTV: High Definition Television
    HE: His (or Her) Excellency; His (or Her) Eminence; High Explosive; Horizontal Equivalent
    HITS: Headend In The Sky
    HMMWV: High Mobility Multipurpose-Wheeled Vehicle
    HMS: Hybrid Mail Service
    HP: Himachal Pradesh; Horizontal Plane; Horse Power
    HTML: Hyper Text Markup Language
    HTTP: Hypertext Transfer Protocol
    HUDCO: Housing and Urban Development Corporation
    HVDC: High Voltage Direct Current

    I
    IAAI: International Airport Authority of India
    IAAS: Indian Audit and Accounts Service
    IADF: International Agricultural Development Fund
    IAEA: International Atomic Energy Agency
    IAF: Indian Air Force
    IAMC: Indian Army Medical Corps
    IAS: Indian Administrative Service
    IATA: International Air Transport Association
    IATT: Inland Air Travel Tax
    IBRD: International Bank for Reconstruction and Development
    IBEX: Interstellar Boundary Explorer Mission
    ICANN: Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers
    ICAO: International Civil Aviation Organization
    ICAR: Indian Council of Agricultural Research
    ICCR: Indian Council of Cultural Relations
    ICCW: Indian Council for Child Welfare
    ICDS: Integrated Child Development Service
    ICJ: International Court of Justice (with Headquarters at the Hague)
    ICL: Indian Cricket League
    ICMR: Indian Council of Medical Research
    ICPA: Indian Cricket Players’ Association
    ICRC: International Committee of the Red Cross
    IDA: International Development Association
    IDBI: Industrial Development Bank of India
    IDSA: Institute of Defence Studies and Analysis
    i.e.: id est; that is
    IEA: International Energy Agency
    IES: Indian Economic Service
    IEX: Indian Energy Exchange
    IFRS: International Financial Reporting Standard
    IFS: Indian Foreign Service; Indian Forest Service
    IFTU: International Federation of Trade Unions
    IFWJ: Indian Federation of Working Journalists
    IGNOU: Indira Gandhi National Open University
    IIPA: Indian Institute of Public Administration
    IISS: International Institute of Strategic Studies
    IIT: Indian Institutes of Technology
    ILO: International Labor Organization
    IMA: Indian Military Academy
    IMET: International Military Education Training Program
    IMF: International Monetary Fund
    IMO: International Maritime Organization
    IN: Indian Navy; Intelligent Network
    INA: Indian National Army
    INK: International Newspaper Kiosks
    INMARSAT: International Maritime Satellite Organization
    INMAS: Institute of Nuclear Medicines and Allied Sciences
    INS: Indian Naval Ship; Indian Newspaper Society
    INSAS: Indian Small Arms System
    INSAT: Indian National Satellite
    INTERPOL: International Police Organization
    INTUC: Indian National Trade Union Congress
    IOC: International Olympic Committee
    IP: Indian Police
    IPC: Indian Penal Code
    IPCC: Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
    IPEC: International Program on Elimination of Child Labor
    IPR: Intellectual Property Right
    IPS: Indian Police Service; Indian Postal Service
    IPTV: Internet Protocol Television
    IPU: Inter-Parliamentary Union
    IQ: Intelligence Quotient
    IR: Infra-red
    IRA: Insurance Regulatory Authority
    IRBM: Intermediate Range Ballistic Missile
    IREP: Integrated Rural Energy Planning
    IRS: Indian Remote Sensing Satellite; Indian Revenue Service
    ISAF: International Stabilization and Assistance Force (in Afghanistan)
    ISC: Inter-State Council
    ISCS: Integrated Smart Card System
    ISD: International Subscriber Dialled (telephone)
    ISH: Information Super Highway
    ISKCON: International Society for Krishna Consciousness
    ISO: International Standardization Organization
    ISP: Internet Service Provider
    ISRO: Indian Space Research Organization
    ISS: International Space Station
    IST: Indian Standard Time
    ISTRAC: ISRO Telemetry, Tracking and Command Network
    ITDC: Indian Tourism Development Corporation
    ITO: International Trade Organization; Income-tax Officer
    ITU: International Tele-communication Union
    IUC: Interconnect User Charge

    J, K, L
    JCO: Junior Commissioned Officer
    JNNURM: Jawahar Lal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission
    JPC: Joint Parliamentary Committee
    JPEG: Joint Photographic Experts Group
    JWG: Joint Working Group
    KG: Kindergarten
    Kg: Kilogram
    KPO: Knowledge Process Outsourcing
    LAC: Line of Actual Control
    LCA: Light Combat Aircraft
    LDC: Least Developed Countries
    LHC: Large Hadron Collider
    LIC: Life Insurance Corporation (of India)
    LLP: Limited Liability Partnership
    LOAC: Line of Actual Control
    LTA: Light Transport Aircraft
    LTTE: Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam

    M
    MAT: Minimum Alternative Tax
    MER: Mars Exploration Rover
    MBBS: Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
    MCF: Master Control Facility
    MEP: Minimum Export Price
    MES: Military Engineering Service
    METSAT: Meteorological Satellite
    MFA: Multi-Fibre Agreement
    MFN: Most Favored Nation
    MIP: Moon Impact Probe
    MMS: Multimedia Messaging Service
    MMTC: Minerals and Metals Trading Corporation of India
    MNC: Multi-national Corporation
    MNIC: Multi-purpose National Identity Card
    MODEM: Modulator-Demodulator
    MRI: Magnetic Resonance Imaging
    MRTPC: Monopolies and Restrictive Trade Practices Commission
    MRTS: Mass Rapid Transit System
    MSA: Maritime Safety Agency
    MSCF: Maritime Security Cooperation Framework
    Mss: Manuscript
    MTCR: Missile Technology Control Regime
    MTO: Multilateral Trade Organization
    MVC: Maha Vir Chakra
    MUNO: Maha Vir Chakra

    N
    NAA: National Airport Authority
    NABARD: National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development. (It helps rural development by providing re-finance facility).
    NACIL: National Aviation Company of India Ltd
    NADA: National Anti-Doping Agency
    NAEP: National Adult Education Program
    NAFTA: North America Free Trade Agreement
    NAG: National Air Guard
    NAM: Non-aligned Movement
    NAMA: Non-Agriculture Market Access
    NASA: National Aeronautics and Space Administration (of the U.S.A.)
    NASDAQ: National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotation
    NATA: Natural Aptitude Test for Architecture
    NATO: North Atlantic Treaty Organization
    NAV: Net Asset Value
    NB: Nota bene; note well, or take notice
    NCA: Nuclear Command Authority
    NCC: National Cadet Corps
    NCEP: National Committee on Environmental Planning
    NCERT: National Council of Education Research and Training
    NCR: National Capital Region
    NDA: National Defence Academy; National Democratic Alliance
    NDNC: National Do Not Call (Registry)
    NDPS: Narcotic Drugs & Psychotropic Substances
    NDRF: National Disaster Response Force
    NDTL: National Dope Testing Laboratory
    NeGP: National e-governance Plan
    NEDB: North-Eastern Development Bank
    NEP: National Education Policy
    NEPA: National Environment Protection Authority
    NFO: New Fund Offers
    NHDP: National Highways Development Project
    NHRC: National Human Rights Commission
    NIC: National Integration Council
    NIFT: National Institute of Fashion Technology
    NIO: National Institute of Oceanography
    NIS: National Institute of Sports
    NIT: National Institute of Technology
    NLMA: National Literacy Mission Authority
    NMD: Nuclear Missile Defence
    NMDC: National Mineral Development Corporation
    NPL: National Physical Laboratory
    NPR: National Population Register
    NPT: (Nuclear) Non-Proliferation Treaty
    NRBI: National Rural Bank of India
    NREGA: National Rural Employment Guarantee Act
    NREP: National Rural Employment Program
    NRF: National Renewal Fund
    NRI: Non-Resident Indian
    NRR: National Reproduction Rate
    NRSA: National Remote Sensing Agency
    NSA: National Security Act
    NSC: National Service Corps; National Security Council
    NSDL: National Securities Depository Limited
    NSE: National Stock Exchange
    NSR: National Skills Registry
    NTPC: National Thermal Power Corporation
    NWDA: National Water Development Agency
    NWRC: National Water Resources Council

    O
    OAS: Organization of American States
    OAU: Organization of African Unity
    OBC: Other Backward Communities
    OBU: Offshore Banking Unit
    ODA: Official Development Assistance
    ODF: Open Document Format
    ODS: Ozone Depletion Substances
    OECD: Organization of Economic Co-operation and Development
    OGL: Open General License
    OIC: Organization of Islamic Countries
    OIGS: On India Government Service
    OIL: Oil India Limited
    OM: Order of Merit
    ONGC: Oil and Natural Gas Commission
    OPEC: Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries
    OSCE: Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe
    OSD: Officer on Special Duty
    OXML: Open Extended Marking Language

    P
    PAC: Political Affairs Committee; Public Accounts Committee
    PACER: Program for Acceleration of Commercial Energy Research
    PAN: Permanent Account Number (of Income-Tax)
    PATA: Pacific
    c-Asia Travel Association
    PCS: Public Civil Service; Punjab Civil Service
    PIB: Press Information Bureau
    Pin Code: Postal Index Number Code
    PIO: Persons of Indian Origin
    PLF: Plant Load Factor
    PM: Post Meridiem; after-noon; also Postmaster; Prime Minister; post-mortem (after death)
    PMG: Postmaster General
    PN: Participatory Note
    PO: Post Office; Postal Order
    POPs: Persistent Organic Pollutants; Point of Purchase
    POTA: Prevention of Terrorism Act
    POW: Prisoner of War
    PP: Public Prosecutor; Particular Person
    PRO: Public Relations Officer
    PS: Post Scriptum; Post Script; written after
    PSC: Public Service Commission
    PSE: Public Sector Enterprises
    PSLV: Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle
    PTA: Preferential Trade Area
    PTI: Press Trust of India
    PTO: Please Turn Over; Privilege Ticket Order
    PUFA: Poly Unsaturated Fatty Acids
    PVC: Param Vir Chakra
    PVSM: Param Vishisht Sewa Medal
    PWD: Public Works Department

    Q, R
    QMG: Quarter Master General
    QR: Quantitative Restriction
    RAF: Rapid Action Force
    RAM: Random Access Memory
    RBI: Reserve Bank of India
    RCC: Reinforced Concrete Cement
    RDF: Rapid Development Force
    RDS: Radio Data Servicing
    RDSS: Radio Determination Satellite Service
    REACH: Rehabilitate, Educate and Support Street Children
    RLO: Returned Letter Office
    RLV: Reusable Launch Vehicle
    RPM: Revolution Per Minute
    RPO: Recruitment Process Outsourcing; Regional Passport Officer
    RRB: Regional Rural Bank
    RRPI: Rural Retail Price Index
    RSS: Rashtriya Swyamsevak Sangh
    RSVP: Repondez s’il vous plait (Fr.) reply, if you please
    RTGS: Real Time Gross Settlement System

    S
    SAARC: South Asian Association for Regional Co-operation
    SAFTA: South Asian Free Trade Area
    SAIL: Steel Authority of India Limited
    SAPTA: SAARC Preferential Trading Agreement
    SARS: Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome
    SATNAV: Satellite Navigation (Initiative)
    SAVE: SAARC Audio Visual Exchange
    SC: Security Council; Supreme Court; Scheduled Caste
    SCI: Shipping Corporation of India
    SCO: Shanghai Cooperation Organization
    SCOPE: Standing Conference on Public Enterprises
    SDO: Sub-Divisional Officer
    SDR: Special Drawing Rights (created by the World Bank)
    SEBI: Securities and Exchange Board of India
    SFC: Strategic Forces Command
    SGPC: Shiromani Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee
    SIDBI: Small Industries Development Bank of India
    SIT: Special Investigation Team
    SITE: Satellite Instructional Television Experiment
    SLR: Statutory Liquidity Ratio
    SMS: Short Messaging Service; Subscriber Management System
    SOS: Save Our Souls—distress signal
    SPG: Special Protection Group
    SPIN: Software Process Improvement Networks
    SPV: Solar Photo Voltaic
    SQUID: Super-conducting Quantum Interference Device
    SRE: Space Capsule Recovery Experiment
    SRV: Submarine Rescue Vessel
    SSN: Social Security Number
    STARS: Satellite Tracking and Ranging Station
    START: Strategic Arms Reduction Talks
    STEP: Science and Technology Entrepreneurship Park
    STT: Securities Transaction Tax
    SWAN: State-wide Area Network
    SWIFT: Society for Worldwide Financial Telecommunications

    T
    TA: Traveling Allowance; Territorial Army
    TAAI: Travel Agents Association of India
    TACDE: Tactics and Air Combat Development Establishment
    TADA: Terrorist and Disruptive Activities (Prevention) Act
    TAPS: Tarapur Atomic Power Station
    TB: Tuberculosis
    TDC: Transport Development Council
    TDS: Tax Deduction at Source
    TDSAT: Telecom Dispute Settlement Appellate Tribunal
    TERLS: Thumba Equatorial Rocket Launching Station
    TIFR: Tata Institute of Fundamental Research
    TIN: Tax Information Network
    TINXSYS: Tax Information Exchange System
    TISCO: Tata Iron and Steel Company
    TMC: Terrain Mapping Camera
    TMO: Telegraphic Money Order
    TNT: Tri-nitro-toluene (high explosive)
    TPP: 20-Point Program
    TRAI: Telecom Regulatory Authority of India
    TRIMs: Trade Related Investment Measures
    TRIPS: Trade Related Intellectual Property Rights
    TRP: Television Rating Points; Tax Return Preparer
    TRYSEM: Training of Rural Youth for Self Employment
    TTE: Traveling Ticket Examiner
    TTF: Tourism Task Force

    U
    UAE: United Arab Emirates
    UAV: Unmanned Aerial Vehicle
    UF: United Front
    UFO: Unidentified Flying Object
    UGC: University Grants Commission
    ULFA: United Liberation Front of Assam
    UN: United Nations
    UNCTAD: United Nations Conference on Trade and Development
    UNDP: United Nations Development Program
    UNEF: United Nations Emergency Force
    UNEP: United Nations Environment Program
    UNESCO: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
    UNFPO: United Nations Fund for Population Activities
    UNHCR: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
    UNHRC: United Nations Human Rights Commission
    UNI: United News of India
    UNICEF: United Nations International Children’s (Emergency) Fund
    UNIDO: United Nations Industrial Development Organization
    UNRRA: United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration
    UNTAC: United Nations Transitional Authority for Cambodia
    UPA: United Progressive Alliance
    UPSC: Union Public Service Commission
    UPTN: Universal Personal Telephone Number
    USA: United States of America
    USIS: United States Information Service

    V
    VAT: Value-added Tax
    VC: Vice-Chancellor; Vice Counsel; Victoria Cross; Vir Chakra
    VDIS: Voluntary Disclosure of Income Scheme
    VHRR: Very High Resolution Radiometer
    VIP: Very Important Person
    VLSI: Very Large Scale Integration
    VOIP: Voice Over Internet Protocol
    VPN: Virtual Private Network
    VPP: Value Payable Post
    VRS: Voluntary Retirement Scheme
    VSAT: Very Small Aperture Terminals

    W
    WADA: World Anti-Doping Agency
    WAP: Wireless Application Protocol
    WAVE: Wireless Access for Virtual Enterprise
    WDF: Wasteland Development Force
    WEF: World Economic Forum
    WFP: World Food Program
    WFTU: World Federation of Trade Unions
    WGIG: Working Group on Internet Governance
    WIPO: World Intellectual Property Organization
    WLL: Wireless in Local Loop
    WMD: Weapons of Mass Destruction
    WR: Western Railway
    WTO: World Trade Organization (previously called GATT); also World Tourism Organization

    X, Y, Z
    XML: extensible Markup Language
    YMCA: Young Men’s Christian Association
    YWCA: Young Women’s Christian Association
    • INTERGOVERNMENTAL PANEL ON CLIMATE CHANGE (IPCC) Established in 1988 by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and the United Nations Environment Program (Unep)

Best General Knowledge of Main Abbreviations by Adspk