1. Who has been awarded prestigious CEU Open Society Prize for 2021?

a) Dr. Harshvardhan

b) KK Shailaja

c) Pinarayi Vijayan

d) PM Narendra Modi

Answer (b) KK Shailaja Former Health Minister of Kerala KK Shailaja was on June 17, 2021 awarded the Central European University (CEU) Open Society Prize for 2021. The University’s highest honour was given to her at a virtual convocation of the University’s 30th Graduation Ceremony that was held from Vienna.

2. Who tops the global list of the biggest philanthropists of the last century?

a) Jamsetji Tata

b) Azim Premji

c) Bill Gates

d) Warren Buffet

Answer (a) Jamsetji Tata Jamsetji Tata, the founder of Tata Group, has emerged as the biggest philanthropist globally in the last century by donating $102 billion, according to the list of top 50 givers prepared by the Hurun Report and EdelGive Foundation. Tata is the only Indian in the top 10 list, ahead of others such as Bill Gates and his now-estranged wife Melinda who donated $74.6 billion, George Soros ($34.8 billion), Warren Buffet ($37.4 billion), and John D. Rockefeller ($26.8 billion).

3. The delimitation process will be carried out in which among the following states/UTs?

a) Ladakh

b) Delhi

c) Jammu and Kashmir

d) Puducherry

Answer (c) Jammu and Kashmir The Delimitation Commission has been set up for J&K headed by Justice (retired) Ranjana Prakash Desai. The commission has been mandated to delimit the constituencies of the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir in accordance with the provisions of part V of the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Act, 2019 (34 of 2019) and the provisions of the Delimitation Act, 2002 (33 of 2002).

4. Which is the only state in India to have all three crocodile species?

a) West Bengal

b) Andhra Pradesh

c) Karnataka

d) Odisha

Answer (d) Odisha Odisha has become the only state to have all three kinds of crocodile species in its Mahanadi River. The three kinds of species include reptile freshwater Ghadials, muggers and saltwater crocodiles.

5. What was the main theme for International Yoga Day 2021?

a) Yoga for health

b) Yoga for wellness

c) Yoga for good health

d) Yoga for longevity

Answer (b)Yoga for wellness The main theme of International Yoga Day 2021 is ‘Yoga for Wellness’. Prime Minister Narendra Modi highlighted that the theme has encouraged people even more to perform Yoga and added that he prays that every country, region, and people stay healthy.