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Sachin visits adopted village, calls for clean, healthy India

first_imgVijayawada, Nov 16 (PTI) Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar today called for making the country Swachh and Swasth Bharat (clean and healthy India), while encouraging children to play more sports.”We keep talking about Swachh Bharat because our honourable Prime Minister decided that we need to start cleaning up Bharat, which is extremely important.”But I feel, along with Swachh Bharat, Swasth Bharat is also important. That is why, I distributed a few cricket bats, footballs and all those things for children to play,” he said at Puttamraju Kandrika village in Sri Potti Sriramulu Nellore district of Andhra Pradesh this afternoon.Tendulkar had adopted the village under Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana (SAGY) on this day two years ago, and today he visited it for the second time to take stock of the developments.In all, the SPS Nellore district administration spent Rs 5.69 crore on laying concrete roads, building storm water drainage system, a community hall and an elementary school building in PR Kandrika village.The sports legend, who contributed Rs 2.79 crore under SAGY for these works, inaugurated the newly-built community hall.He has now announced a further grant of Rs 90 lakh for development of infrastructure in Nernuru and Gollapalli villages under Gudur mandal. A total of Rs 1.20 crore would be spent on laying roads, building drains and providing water supply in these villages.”It is a very satisfying feeling. Things have already changed big time. Also, the icing on the cake is, it (PR Kandrika) is being declared ODF (open defecation free) village.advertisement”That couldnt have happened without your support, without your will and desire to achieve certain things,” he said.The Rajya Sabha member told the kids: “You play hard, enjoy sport but also study at the same time. You should have the balance of both. You study when it is time to study. Play, because children should play. It is important to play, need to go out, enjoy yourself and stay together.” (MORE) PTI DBV DK GK SRY RDSlast_img read more

Now GroupA officers to submit Self Appraisal Report online

first_imgKolkata: In a unique initiative, Bengal government is all set to introduce an online system of ‘Self Appraisal Report’ for all the Group-A officers from June this year, bringing more transparency in the entire system of administration.The new system will help the government to access, through a centralized format, the data of every individual officer, their performance and qualities at the click of a mouse. State Finance department has given the platform where Group-A officers have to submit data of their achievements, the areas where they performed exceptionally or in areas they lagged behind, from June this year after the portal goes live. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsThis move will not only fix the accountability of the bureaucrats but also enable the government to recognise the best performing officers in each department. For the smooth management of the ‘Self Appraisal Report’, a concept of nodal officer has been introduced.According to a recent notification issued by the state Finance department, the nodal officer shall be a Group-A officer who will create the chain of ‘Self Appraisal Report’ (SAR) flow in the system and specify the reporting channel in online mode. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedThere shall be at least one nodal officer for each cadre of a department. The nodal officers may be created in the department, directorate, district, sub-division or block level depending upon the stakeholders created in the system, who will authenticate the SAR flow from employee to reporting, reviewing or accepting authorities.The nodal officer shall also be responsible for defining the system i.e whether the flow of SAR will be offline or online. The nodal officer may also change the reporting/reviewing/accepting authorities with specific reason.Only one SAR shall be written by an officer for any particular period of the appraisal year and there will be a single reporting, reviewing or accepting authority at each level of assessment who will be specified in the reporting chain/hierarchy by the concerned nodal officer. There would not be more than one person assessing an SAR in the capacity of reporting, reviewing or accepting authority for a given a period of time under any circumstances. In case of a delay in appraisal by any of the reporting, reviewing or accepting authorities or for any other reason, the nodal officer may take away the SAF from that authority and allot it to his successor or to his higher authority to make the assessment. The appraisal including assessment against the attributes will be made by the reporting authority with respect to the self appraisal submitted by the concerned officer. The reviewing authority shall record his remarks in the SAR, while accepting authority will accept the self appraisal report by making his own assessment appropriately. The cadre controlling authority for the cadres will decide whether the SAR is to be disclosed to the officer.After coming to power, the Mamata Banerjee government has stressed on the comprehensive development of e-governance to bring in more transparency in the administration and also to make officers accountable.last_img read more

Spl Police Observer holds meet with CEO

first_imgKolkata: Special Police Observer for Bengal Vivek Dube on Sunday held a meeting with the Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Aariz Aftab and other election officials in the state, to take stock of the poll-preparedness and deployment of the security personnel.Earlier in the day, Dube landed in the city and went to the guest house of Kolkata Port Trust. It has been learnt that Dube will hold a meeting with all the senior election officials in the state to assess the law and order situation across Bengal. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataOn Sunday, he wanted to know from the CEO about the deployment of the Central forces in the state. A special chamber has been set up at the office of the CEO for Dube, where he will be stationed until the completion of the Lok Sabha elections in the state. He is expected to hold a meeting with the various political leaders on Monday and listen to their concerns. The Election Commission of India (ECI) has recently appointed Dube as the Special Police Observer, replacing K K Sharma. The announcement came less than a day after Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee sought Sharma’s removal. Banerjee had produced a photograph showing Sharma attending a programme organised by the RSS, in uniform. The commission has not, however, given any reasons for replacing Sharma. Dube will look after the deployment of Central and state forces. He will also look after other matters as per the instructions of the Election Commission.last_img read more

Jepsen reports 23 issues in Dgraph including multiple deadlocks and crashes in

first_imgIn the distributed systems verification of Dgraph 1.0.2 through 1.0.6, Jepsen has found 23 issues including multiple deadlocks and crashes in the cluster, duplicate upserted records, snapshot isolation violations, records with missing fields, and in some cases, the loss of all but one inserted record. Dgraph is an open source, fast, distributed graph database which uses Raft for per-shard replication and a custom transactional protocol, based on Omid, Reloaded, for snapshot-isolated cross-shard transactions. Dgraph has a custom transaction system to provide transactional isolation across different Raft groups. Storage nodes, called Alpha, are controlled by a supervisory system, called Zero. Zero nodes form a single Raft cluster, which organizes Alpha nodes into shards called groups. Each group runs an independent Raft cluster. Jepsen test suite design Jepsen is a framework to analyze distributed systems under stress and verify that the safety properties of a distributed system hold up, given concurrency, non-determinism, and partial failure. It is an effort to improve the safety of distributed databases, queues, consensus systems, and more. To verify safety properties of Dgraph, a suite of Jepsen tests was designed using a five node cluster with replication factor three. Alpha nodes were organized into two groups: one with three replicas, and one with two. Every node ran an instance of both Zero and Alpha. Many operations were tested, out of which some are listed here: Set: Inserting a sequence of unique numbers into Dgraph, then querying for all extant values. Finally, check if every successfully acknowledged insert is present in the final read. Upsert: An upsert is a common database operation in which a record is created if and only if an equivalent record does not already exist. Delete: In the delete test, concurrent attempts were made to delete any records for an indexed value. Since deleting can only lower the number of records, not increase it, it was expected to never observe more than one record at any given time. Bank: The bank test stresses several invariants provided by snapshot isolation. A set of bank accounts were created, each with three attributes: type: It is always account. We use this to query for all accounts. key: It is an integer which identifies that account. amount: It is the amount of money in that account. Issues found in the Dgraph Here are some of the issues found by the test: Cluster join issues: Race conditions were discovered in the Dgraph’s cluster join procedure. Duplicate upserts: In the bank test, it was discovered that test initialization process concurrently upserts a single initial account resulting in dozens of copies of that account record, rather than one. Delete anomalies: With a mix of upserts, deletes, and reads of single records identified by an indexed field key, several unusual behaviors were found. Unusual results were found like values disappeared due to deletion, get stuck in a dangling state, then reappear as full records. Read skew: With a more reliable cluster join process, a read skew anomaly in the bank test was discovered. Lost inserts with network partitions: In pure insert workloads, Dgraph could lose acknowledged writes during network partitions. While performing set tests, which insert unique integer values and attempt to perform a final read, huge number of acknowledged values could be lost. Write loss on node crashes: When Alpha nodes crash and restart, the set test revealed that small windows of successfully acknowledged writes could be lost right around the time the process(es) crashed. Dgraph also constructed records with missing values. Unavailability after crashes: Despite every Alpha and Zero node running, and with total network connectivity, nodes could return timeouts for all requests. Read skew in healthy clusters: A bank test revealed failures without any migration, or even any failures at all. Dgraph could still return incorrect account totals, or records with missing values. The identified safety issues were mostly associated with process crashes, restarts, and predicate migration. Out of 23 issues, 4 still remain unresolved, including the corruption of data in healthy clusters. This analysis was funded by Dgraph and Jepsen has documented the full report on their official website. Read Next 2018 is the year of graph databases. Here’s why. MongoDB Sharding: Sharding clusters and choosing the right shard key [Tutorial] MongoDB going relational with 4.0 releaselast_img read more