These are Suggested Articles for 22nd April 2015 from Hindu and Indian Express and I am also adding an article on Maglev trains posted by Sri Ram sir.
- SC Bench to determine judges conflict of interest in NJAC case – The Hindu
- Three new havens for tigers – The Hindu
- Green tribunals thumbs up for waste-to-energy projects – The Hindu
- An elevation to lift the Left? – The Hindu
- The Ministry of Magic Tricks – The Hindu
- NGOs: the good, bad and the ugly – The Hindu
- Greece on the brink – The Hindu
- Google under the lens – The Hindu
- History as mythology? – The Hindu
- Justice Daves recusal has opened a Pandoras box – The Hindu
- Political intervention necessary in a democracy – The Hindu
- People expect MPs to defend Net neutrality- The Hindu
- CBI suspects Rs. 4000-cr. scam in Railways – The Hindu
- SC adjourns Teesta bail plea hearing to July – The Hindu
- Eating beef not a fundamental right – The Hindu
- Centre keeps GPF rate at 8.7% – The Hindu
- Recall orders against Greenpeace India – The Hindu
- Crucial meet today on climate action – The Hindu
- Only three farmers’ suicides from crop failure: Maharashtra – The Hindu
- Panel to take a fresh look at all proposed river links – The Hindu
- Maglev train rockets into record books – The Hindu
- NYTs Ebola coverage wins Pulitzer – The Hindu
What are maglev trains? Mention the most recent success in this field.
Maglev (magnetic levitation) is a transport method that uses magnetic levitation to move vehicles without touching the ground. With maglev, a vehicle travels along a guideway using magnets to create both lift and propulsion, thereby reducing friction and allowing higher speeds.Maglev trains move more smoothly and more quietly than wheeled mass transit systems. They are relatively unaffected by weather. The power needed for levitation is typically not a large percentage of its overall energy consumption; most goes to overcome air resistance (drag), as with other high-speed transport. Maglev trains hold the speed record for rail transportation.
A Japanese magnetic levitation train has broken its own world speed record, hitting 603km/h (374mph) in a test run near Mount Fuji.The train beat the 590km/h speed it had set last week in another test.However, passengers will not get to experience the maglev’s record-breaking speeds because the company said its trains will operate at a maximum of 505km/h. In comparison, the fastest operating speed of a Japanese shinkansen, or “bullet train” is 320km/h.