1. Which state government has announced a ‘Covid-free village’ contest with an award of Rs 50 lakh for the winner?

a) Karnataka

b) Uttar Pradesh

c) Rajasthan

d) Maharashtra

Answer (d) Maharashtra The Maharashtra Government on June 2, 2021, announced the ‘Covid-free village’ contest with an award of Rs. 50 lakh for the village which will bag the first position. The contest has been introduced to encourage the villagers to follow the COVID-19 protocols to limit the spread of the deadly virus.

2. The centre has finalised an agreement to book 30 crore vaccine doses of the second made-in-India vaccine. The vaccine is being developed by which manufacturer?

a) Zydus Cadila

b) Biological-E

c) Bharat Biotech

d) Serum Institute

Answer (b) Biological-E The Union health ministry has finalised arrangements to book 30 crore vaccine doses of Hyderabad-based Biological-E’s COVID vaccine. The Ministry informed on June 3, 2021 that an advance payment of Rs 1,500 crore will be made to Biological-E from the Centre. The vaccine is the second made-in-India vaccine after Bharat Biotech’s COVAXIN.

3. Issac Herzog has become the 11th President of which nation?

a) Israel

b) Armenia

c) Italy

d) Spain

Answer (a) Israel Labor Veteran Issac Herzog has been elected as the 11th President of Israel in a secret ballot in the Knesset (Parliament). The former labor leader was elected by the Parliament in a vote as the opposition lawmakers were holding the negotiations to form a coalition to end Prime Minister Netanyahu’s 12 straight years in office.

4. African Union has suspended the membership of which nation after two military coups in nine months?

a) Eritrea

b) Ethiopia

c) South Sudan

d) Mali

Answer (d) Mali The African Union on June 2, 2021, suspended the membership of the Republic of Mali on the grounds of the second military coup detention of a president and prime minister in nine months.Military coup leader Colonel Goita had last week ordered the arrest of the country’s interim President N’Daw and Prime Minister Ouane causing global outrage.

5. India and ADB have signed a $2.5 million agreement to support the preparation of road upgradation project in which state?

a) Meghalaya

b) Mizoram

c) Sikkim

d) Assam

Answer (c) Sikkim India signed a $2.5 million project readiness financing (PRF) loan agreement with the Asian Development Bank on June 3, 2021 to support preparation and design activities to upgrade major district roads in Sikkim. The project will improve connectivity to important towns, rural areas and pilgrimage and tourist destinations in the state.