Acronyms and Abbreviations in News

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. It is a plan formulated by the government of Haryana to boost agriculture in the State.
DPCC : Delhi Pollution Control Committee.
DUAC : Delhi Urban Art Commission.
EGOM : Empowered Group of Ministers.

FIA : Federal Investigation Agency. The FIA is the Central Investigation Agency of Pakistan which probes criminal acts, especially terrorist attacks.
GPS : Global Positioning System.
IDP : Internally Displaced Persons. The reference is to persons in the LTTE held territories in Sri Lanka, which were overrun by the Sri Lankan military during zts operations against the former.
ICFAI : Society—The Institute of Chartered Financial Analysts of India, Society, Hyderabad.
IUCAA : Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics. The IUCAA is one of the five inter-university research centres of the University Grants Commission.
IRNSS : The Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System.
JUCCCE : Joint U.S.–China Cooperation on Clean Energy.
JEM : Justice and Equality Movement. JEM is a rebel group active in Sudan against the incumbent President Omar al-Beshir.
JOC : Joint Operation Centre. It is the new command centre set up at INS Angre in South Mumbai for Navy and coast guard forces for ensuring India’s western coastal security.
LSGIs : Local Self-Governing Institutions.
MRMR : Medium Range Maritime Reconnaissance. The medium Range Maritime Reconnaissance (MR- MR) are the planes which India proposes to buy from the United States of America to strengthen the reconnaissance wing of its navy.
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.
NCPCR : National Commission for Protection of Child Right.
PEAIS : Panchayatiraj Empowerment and Accountability Incentive System. It is a system evolved by the Central Government in a bid to devolve power and funds to local self-governing institutions to make decentralization a success.
PAD : People’s Alliance for Democracy.
PHWRs : Pressurised Heavy Water Reactors.
RGGVY : Rajiv Gandhi Grameen Vidyutikaran Yojana. This rural electrification project was launched at Kollumedu village, near Chennai in Tamil Nadu in February 2009.
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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