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Vice Admiral Makarand A Hampiholi: A Long List of Accomplishments, Yet Humble and Grounded

Vice Admiral Makarand A Hampiholi, Ati Vishisht Seva Medal (AVSM), Nausena Medal (NM), is presently the Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Southern Naval Command [FOC-in-C (South)]. The Southern Naval Command (SNC) is one of the three Command-level formations of the Indian Navy and is headquartered at Kochi, Kerala. The Flag Officer is responsible for overall training in the Indian Navy, operational control of SNC ships and administration of various units of the SNC. He is also responsible for the coastal defence of the state of Kerala and Union Territories of Lakshadweep and Mahe as the CINC Coastal Defence South. Training Command: The Southern Naval Command has been designated as the Training Command of the Indian Navy and is responsible for training of officers and sailors right from the ab-initio to the advanced stages. The FOC-in-C (South) exercises control over training establishments that are spread across the seven states of Gujarat, Maharashtra, Goa, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Andhra

Kerala Health Minister KK Shyailaja Teacher

KK Shyailaja , rather popularly well-known as Shyailaja Teacher in Kerala, apart from being a household name in the native state is now a renowned personality worldwide. Thanks to her proactive role in containing Nipah and Covid-19 Pandemics, she hit the headlines for doing so not in the home state alone but elsewhere across the globe. Image: Interaction with people belonging to different walks of life in Kerala gave a mixed reaction. If most of them were appreciative of her role in handling the health emergencies, there were dissent voices too having their own reservations about the popular perceptions prevailing in the society. Dr. Bobby.V. Unikrishnan, Assistant Professor at the College of Agriculture, Kerala Agriculture University in Padanakkad, Kasargod opines: Shailaja Teacher is a name to be reckoned with Covid warriors of Kerala. She is a very popular figure in the state because of her coordinated approach in tackling the Pandemic. Even much before she played a pi