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PIB Summaries 06 September 2022


  1. V. O. Chidambaram Pillai
  2. PM SHRI Schools

V. O. Chidambaram Pillai

Focus: GS I- Modern History

Why in News?

The Prime Minister has remembered freedom fighter V. O. Chidambaram Pillai on his Jayanti.

About Chidambaram Pillai:

  • Chidambaram Pillai was born on 5 September 1872 to Olaganathan Pillai and Paramyee 
  • Ammai in Ottapidaram, District Tirunelveli in modern Tamil Nadu.
  • He was popularly known by his initials, V O.C. also known as Kappalottiya Tamizhanor “The Tamil Helmsman”,
  • He was an Indian freedom fighter and leader of the Indian National Congress.

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PM SHRI Schools

Focus: Government policies and Interventions

Why in News?

On the occasion of National Teachers’ Day, the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi announced a new initiative – PM SHRI Schools (PM ScHools for Rising India).

About PM SHRI Schools:

  • This will be a new centrally sponsored scheme for upgradation and development of more than 14,500 Schools across the country by strengthening the selected existing schools from amongst schools managed by Central Government/ State/ UT Government/ local bodies.
  • PM SHRI Schools will showcase all components of the National Education Policy 2020 and act as exemplar schools and also offer mentorship to other schools in their vicinity.

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