Signs And Symbols

Signs And Symbols

Signs And Symbols

Management exams revolve around the General Awareness of a student, hence it’s not surprising that you may expect questions on the popular flags, signs, and symbols, and what they stand for internationally. These questions are easy to score, so get started with the list of Signs and Symbols and know what the mean.

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What is the significance of using signs and symbols?

Signs and symbols are important as safety communication tools. Symbols are easily identifiable and are used to direct and organize, record, and communicate. They also help to indicate various hazards that present in plant sites or workplaces. At the same time, they warn workers to always keep watching out for those hazards by giving required information and safety instructions.




Here is a list of Internationally acclaimed signs and symbols:

Sr. No. Signs and Symbols Meaning
1. Red Cross Medical Aid and Hospital
2. Red Flag Revolution And also assigns Danger
3. Black Flag Symbol Project
4. Yellow Flag Flown on ships or vehicles carrying Patients suffering from infectious disease
5. Flag flown upside down Symbol of Distress


Red Cross


Sr. No. Signs and Symbols Meaning
6. Flag flown at half most Symbol of National Mourning
7. White Flag Symbol lof Truce
8. Red Triangle Sign of Family Planning
9. Pigeon or Dove Peace
10. Red Light Stop, Danger or Emergency


Symbol of Peace


Sr. No. Signs and Symbols Meaning
11. Wheel Symbol of Progress
12. Olive Branch Peace
13. Black band arm Sign of Mourning, in Protest
14. Pen Symbol of Culture and Civilization
15. Maharaja Air India


Symbol of Justice


Sr. No. Signs and Symbols Meaning
16. Lotus Symbol of Culture and Civilization
17. Blind Folded woman holding a Balance Scale Justice
18. Union Jack National Flag of UK
19. Stars and Stripes National Flag of USA

Facts you must know:

  1. The Symbol of Justice: This symbol is being used since the 15th century and the eyes of the Goddess of Justice have been covered with black cloth to reflect that the Goddess of Justice sees everyone equally and will not be partial while doing justice to anyone.
  2. Dove and Olive Branch: The use of a dove and olive branch as a symbol of peace originated with the early Christians, who portrayed the act of baptism accompanied by a dove holding an olive branch in its beak and also used the image on their sepulchers.
  3. White Flag: The white flag is an internationally recognized protective sign of truce or ceasefire, and request for negotiation.  The use of the flag to surrender is included in the Hague Conventions of 1899 and 1907.
  4. Union Jack: The national flag of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.  The flag combines aspects of three older national flags: the red cross of St George of the Kingdom of England, the white saltire of St Andrew for Scotland (which two were united in the first Union Flag), and the red saltire of St Patrick to represent Ireland.
  5. Stars and Stripes: The flag of the United States consists of thirteen equal horizontal stripes of red (top and bottom) alternating with white, with a blue rectangle in the canton (referred to specifically as the “union”)
    bearing fifty small, white, five-pointed stars arranged in nine offset horizontal rows, where rows of six stars (top and bottom) alternate with rows of five stars. The 50 stars on the flag represent the 50 states of the United States of America.

That’s all! I hope you found this article on the Signs and Symbols helpful. Happy Learning!

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