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Major News and Events of 28 September 2017

What Happened on 28 September 2017

Innovative techniques to be introduced by Indian Railway to eliminate rail accidents

According to reports, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal has stated that innovative techniques will be introduced to eliminate rail accidents. These techniques include revamping the existing signalling system by use of TPWS - Train protection and Warning System and MTRC, Mobile Train Radio Communication. Railway will be eliminating existing 5000 unmanned level crossings in a time bound manner.

According to the Minister, about 20 stations will be modernised in an expedited manner with superior infrastructure and passenger facilities, including disabled-friendly, by December 2018. It is also proposed to increase speed of around 700 trains with effect from November this year.

Prof Rayana Singh appointed as new Chief Proctor of BHU

Prof Rayana Singh from Medical Science Institute has been appointed as the new Chief Proctor of Banaras Hindu University. She will be first woman Chief Proctor of the Central University. This follows resignation of Prof ON Singh from the post.

BHU students were protesting against lack of security and harassment by authorities in the campus. Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Aditya Nath has appealed to the BHU students to come back for studies after vacations without fear. The Chief minister has assured all possible steps to ensure security of students, particularly girls. The Chief Minister has also stated that action will be taken against administrative and police officers found guilty of harassment of the students.

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