1.Mahanadi Coalfields Limited (MCL) has recently prepared a plan to invest Rs 60,000 crore in which state?
a. Odisha
b. Punjab
c. Bihar
d. Uttar Pradesh

Mahanadi Coalfields Limited (MCL), one of the eight subsidiaries of Odisha Coal India Limited, has informed that the company has prepared an investment plan of Rs 60,000 crore for Odisha. Currently around 30 coal mines are operated by MCL in Odisha. Over the next few years, the company aimed to increase coal production to 300 million tonnes per year, for which it would develop and operate three new MDO (mine, development and operation) projects in the state.

2.Vijay Khanduja has been appointed as the next Ambassador of India to which country?
a. Nepal
b. China
c. Russia
d. Zimbabwe

ANSWER: d. Zimbabwe
Vijay Khanduja has been appointed as the next Ambassador of India to Zimbabwe. He is currently working as a Director in the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA). Vijay Khanduja has been appointed in place of R Maskui, who will be the next Ambassador of India to Romania.

3.World Music Day is celebrated on which of the following days?
a. 21 June
b. 15 January
c. 20 March
d. 11 May

ANSWER: a. 21 June
Every year, World Music Day is celebrated on 21 June. The main purpose of organizing this day is to promote peace and goodwill through music. World Music Day was first celebrated in France on 21 June 1982.

4.Padmashri Awardee Vidyaben Shah passed away recently, she was associated with which field?
a. Doctor
b. Social worker
c. Lawyer
d. Actress

ANSWER: b. Social activist
Padma Shri award and social worker Vidyaben Shah passed away recently. He established the Mahatma Gandhi Sanskrit Center in the 1970s to facilitate cultural exchange between the residents of the city. Vidyaben Shah was awarded the National Award for outstanding services in the field of child welfare, followed by the Padma Shri Award in 1992. He also served as the President of the Indian Child Welfare Council (ICCW).

5.Which bank recently approved an amount of US $ 1.05 billion for which country?
a. Nepal
b. China
c. Bangladesh
d. Russia

ANSWER: c. Bangladesh
World Bank has approved USD 1.05 billion for three projects to generate employment and promote economic recovery in Bangladesh in the wake of COVID-19 epidemic. These three projects are Private Investment and Digital Entrepreneurship (PRIDE), Digital Government and Economy (EDGE) and the second Programmatic Jobs Development Policy Credit. They are expected to help create jobs and encourage direct private investment in Special Economic Zones.