RRB NTPC General Awareness – Common Abbreviations

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Common abbreviations for RRB NTPC that are related to Government Schemes

  1. UDAY

UDAY stands for Ujwal DISCOM Assurance Yojana.

It was launched by the Government of India on 20th November 2015.

The scheme was formulated for the financial and operational turnaround of DISCOMs and to ensure a sustainable permanent solution to the problem.


UJALA as the name suggests, has something to do with Light. Union Government’s UJALA is not 4 bundo wala. It stands for Unnat Jyoti by Affordable LEDs for All.

It was launched in 2015 with a target of substituting 77 crore incandescent lamps with LED bulbs. The objective is to promote efficient lighting, enhance awareness on using efficient equipment that will reduce electricity bills, and preserve the environment.


PMMY stands for Pradhan Mantri MUDRA Yojana. Do you think this is it? The answer here is NO. This abbreviation contains another abbreviation in it! MUDRA stands for Micro Units Development and Refinance Agency Ltd.

PMMY was launched on April 8, 2015 for providing loans up to Rs.10 lakhs to the non-corporate, non-farm small/micro-enterprises.

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India is famous for its Heritage and we must preserve it. For the same, Government comes up with National Heritage City Development and Augmentation Yojana.

The scheme was launched on 21st January 2015 to bring together urban planning, economic growth, and heritage conservation in an inclusive manner & preserving the heritage character of the City.

5. PM-KISAN Yojana

On the face of it, you can understand that it has something to do with farmers. PM-KISAN stands for Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi.

The scheme provides Rs 6,000 per annum to all small and marginal farmers owning up to 5 acres of land payable in three instalments.


AMRUT stands for Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation. It was launched in 2015 to provide basic civic amenities like water supply, sewerage, urban transport, parks as to improve the quality of life for all.

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Abbreviations related to Important National and International Organizations

 1. WIPO

WIPO stands for World Intellectual Property Organization.

It is the global forum for intellectual property services, policy, information and cooperation.


 Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), an agency under the Ministry of Defence. It was formed in 1958 to achieve self-reliance in critical defence technologies and systems.


The Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) is a regional multilateral organisation.

It was formed in 1997 and consists of Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Thailand.

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India is an Asian Country but is it a member of ASEAN? The Association of Southeast Asian Nations or ASEAN was established on 8 August 1967. It consists of 10 member states but India is not one of them.


National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) came into existence on 12 July 1982. It was formed to promote sustainable and equitable agriculture and rural development.


BRICS is an acronym for the grouping of the world’s leading emerging economies, namely Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa.

The first BRIC Summit took place in 2009 and South Africa was invited to join BRIC in December 2010.


United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) seeks to build peace through international cooperation in Education, the Sciences and Culture.


 Federation of Indian Export Organisations (FIEO). This Apex body was set up jointly by the Ministry of Commerce, Government of India and private trade and industry in the year 1965.

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9. ILO

International Labour Organization is the only tripartite U.N. agency. It was formed in 1919 to set labour standards, develop policies and devise programmes promoting decent work for all women and men.

10. CSIR

Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), formed in 1942, is the largest research and development organisation in India.

11. UNEP

United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), formed in 1972, is the leading global environmental authority that sets the global environmental agenda. Its Headquarters is located at Nairobi, Kenya.

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Some Other Important Common Abbreviations for RRB NTPC:

Abbreviation Full Form
CLSS Credit   Linked Subsidy Scheme
WMO World   Meteorological Organisation
OECD Organisation   for Economic Co-operation and Development
APEC Asia   Pacific Economic Co-operation
DIPAM Department   of Investment and Public Asset Management
REIT Real   Estate Investment Trust
PRASAD Pilgrimage   Rejuvenation & Spiritual Augmentation Drive
PRAGATI Pro   Active Governance And Timely Implementation
SANKALP Skill   Acquisition and Knowledge Awareness for Livelihood Promotion program
NITI National   Institution for Transforming India
BIS Bureau   of Indian Standards
FICCI Federation   of Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry
ISRO Indian   Space Research Organisation
PMKSY Pradhan   Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana
PMFBY Pradhan   Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana
IRDAI Insurance   Regulatory and Development Authority
SEBI Securities   and Exchange Board of India
IRENA International   Renewable Energy Agency
UDAN Udey   Desh ka Aam Nagrik
PMBJP Pradhan   Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Pariyojana
MFN Most   Favoured Nation
GATT General   Agreement on Tariffs and Trade

That’s all folks! Do revise them. We hope this article will help you while preparing the common abbreviations for RRB NTPC. We wish you all the best for the upcoming exams.

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