Directions: In the statements given below, a blank has been given. This needs to be filled up using a correct combination of words from the options mentioned below. The statement so formed must be contextually and grammatically sound.
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un held talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping and __________ his commitment to the “denuclearisation” of the peninsula.
A. Emphasized
B. Affirmed
C. Redundant
D. Forced
» Explain it
Emphasized: To stress upon.

Affirmed: To confirm/declare.

Redundant: Incorrect as this is an adjective while we need a noun here. Also, this means repetitive and does not fit in.

Forced is obviously incorrect.

Hence, option A is correct.
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has __________ a penalty of Rs 58.9 crore on ICICI Bank Limited for non-compliance of directions issued by it.

A. Appoint
B. Wrecked
C. Slapped
D. Imposed
» Explain it
A fine/penalty cannot be appointed.

Similarly, a penalty cannot be wrecked (destroyed)on someone.

Both slapped and imposed are synonyms and correct.

Hence, option B is correct.
India’s listed corporates will have to __________ quick action to get on board more directors, including a woman, if they have to ensure compliance with the SEBI’s new corporate governance norms.

A. Intimate
B. Initiate
C. Concede
D. Take
» Explain it
Intimate means to inform and does not fit in.

Initiate (commence) and take both here fit in well.

Concede means to give in and does not fit in.

Hence, option C is correct.

In a press statement, the spokesperson re-iterated that the company continues to give __________ importance to regulatory compliance and endeavors to meet supervisory expectations.

A. Finicky
B. Partial
C. Absolute
D. Utmost
» Explain it
Finicky means choosy/fussy and is irrelevant.

Partial is opposite of the correct answer.

Both absolute and utmost mean the same and fit in well.

Hence, option D is correct.

In order to reduce the fiscal deficit, the Economic Affairs Secretary said that in the next fiscal, the G-sec buyback would be __________ by Rs 25,000 crore.

A. Chafed
B. Reduced
C. Increased
D. Pared
» Explain it
Chafed means bruised and is absurd.

Increased is the opposite of what is needed.

Reduced and pared both mean the same and also fit in well.

Hence, option D is correct.