Smart Cities Mission: Flaws in a flagship programme – The Hindu (June 29, 2016)

Smart Cities Mission: Flaws in a flagship programme – The Hindu (June 29, 2016)

The Narendra Modi government would be celebrating a year of the launch of its flagship urban programme, the Smart Cities Mission, this month. In January, 20 from a pool of 100 cities were selected by the Central government under the Smart Cities Mission. For further reading, visit “The Hindu”.

Today’s Words:

  1. Absolute (adjective) – complete, total, entire.
  2. Context (noun) – circumstances, conditions, surroundings.
  3. Scrunity (noun) – examination, inspection, analysis, study.
  4. Articulation (noun) – Utterence, statement, declaration, expression, communication.
  5. Urbanisation (noun) – creating urban areas.
  6. Warrant (verb) – justify, validate, uphold, support.
  7. Profound (adjective) – deep, complex, difficult.
  8. Retrofit (adjective) – adding something to the one already constructed/manufactured.
  9. Incentivising (adjective) – motivating, encouraging,
  10. Angur (verb) – portend/bode a good outcome, indicate, signal.
  11. Explicitly (adverb) – clearly, without doubt.
  12. Monetisation (noun) – converting something into currency/earning money from doing something.
  13. Garb (noun) – outfit, outward appearance.
  14. Convergence (noun) – the process of converging/intersecting/meeting/coming together.
  15. Ironically (adverb) – paradoxically, unexpectedly, strangely.
  16. Purported (adjective) – claimed, posed as, pretended, professed.
  17. Rationale (noun) – reason, basic, logic, case, motive.
  18. Vis-a-vis (preposition) – in relation to, with regard to.
  19. Chaos (noun) – disorder, disarray, confusion, disruption.
  20. Aggrandise (verb) – exalt, elevate, magnify, increase.


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  • Synonyms provided for the words above are my personal work and not that of Oxford University Press.

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