1. A new satellite survey on 25 May 2011 identified seventeen lost pyramids and more than a thousand unexcavated tombs in Egypt. The survey was done by_________
    1. NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration)
    2. ISRO (Indian Space Research Organisation)
    3. CYSO (Cypriot Young Scientists Organisation)
    4. World Scientist Organisation

  2. A team of scientists set a new data speed record transmitting 26 terabits equivalent of 700 DVDs-per second using _________.
    1. Single laser
    2. Double lasers
    3. Three lasers
    4. Four lasers

  3. India’s advanced communication satellite GSAT-8 was launched on 21 May 2011 by Ariane-5 from Kourou, French Guiana. In which one of the following continents French Guiana is located?
    1. South America
    2. North America
    3. Asia
    4. Europe

  4. NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) launched space shuttle, Endeavour on 16 May 2011 from the Kennedy Space Centre for its final mission. Kennedy Space Centre is located in which one of the following US states?
    1. Washington
    2. Texas
    3. California
    4. Florida

  5. A major astronomical survey confirmed the existence of mysterious dark energy. The Survey was based on studies of more than 200000 galaxies. Dark energy makes up __ of the Universe and its existence.
    1. 55 percent
    2. 65 percent
    3. 50 percent
    4. 74 percent

  6. According to a recent discovery by researchers from the University of Toronto, 47 million-year-old fossil of a lizard provides the first evidence that the body shapes of snakes and limbless lizards evolved independently. What is the name of the lizard?
    1. Cryptolacerta hassiaca
    2. Acanthocerus atricollis
    3. Acris gryllus
    4. Acris gryllus dorsalis

  7. Supreme Court of India ruled out corrective action in Bhopal gas tragedy case. Which of the following gas leaked during the Bhopal gas tragedy?
    1. Methane
    2. CO (Carbon Monoxide)
    3. MIC (methyl isocyanate)
    4. Mustard gas

  8. Russian President Dmitry Medvedev proposed a plan to improve the safety standards in nuclear power plants of the world on 26 April 2011 to mark the 25th anniversary of the world’s worst nuclear catastrophe in Chernobyl. Where is the site of accident located now?
    1. Kazakhstan
    2. Ukraine
    3. China
    4. Germany