Parents didn’t have electricity at home or enough money to send me to school: UPSC rank 3 topper

How did a farmer’s son from a remote village in Andhra Pradesh make it to rank three, all-India level, in the Union Public Service Commission’s civil services 2016 examination? There was a time when 30-year-old Gopala Krishna Ronanki’s parents, Ronanki Appa Rao and Rukminamma, an agricultural labourer often out in the fields, did not even have electricity at home or enough money to send him to a private school. Ronanki has been a teacher in a primary school for the last 11 years. His family belongs to Parasamba village of…

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How to Choose a Home Renovation Contractor

If you ever decide to renovate your home, it is recommended that you hire a professional contractor to assist you with the job. Professional contractors will be able to ensure that you maintain the aesthetic of your home, while upgrading certain aspects of your home at the same time. Hiring a professional contractor will relieve the stress of renovating your own home, because most of the heavy lifting will be done by the contractor and his team. However, this does mean that you have to be careful in choosing the…

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Google, GE Appliances Partner to Expand Smart Home Ambitions

GE Appliances announced a deal with Google Wednesday enabling the US tech giant’s voice control home hub to be used for cooking, cleaning and other functions. The deal enables GE’s “Geneva” to communicate with the Google Assistant, so users can say: “Ok Google, ask Geneva Home to set the oven timer for 10 minutes.” The announcement comes nearly a year after GE Appliances unveiled a similar tie-up with Amazon’s Alexa-powered speakers.   It also comes as Google was expected to unveil more partnerships and initiatives in artificial intelligence at its…

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Kuri home robot can read to your kids and watch your home

You may not have to wait for the likes of ASUS’ Zenbo to cross the ocean before you can get an affordable home robot. Mayfield Robotics (one of Bosch’s startups) has taken the wraps off of Kuri, a 20-inch-tall robot companion that promises to play nicely with your smart home. It can answer questions with a human-like touch (facial expressions, head gestures and sounds), watch over your home with a 1080p camera and play audio, whether it follows you around with music or reads to your kids. It’s reportedly easy…

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Get Quality IT Services from the Comfort of your Home

  Whetheryou are an established organization or a freelancer working on a laptop from your home, you cannot refuse to take the support that the IT industry has to give you in order to keep your work going. Starting withrepairing the modem at your home to setting up a server for your firm’s website, IT support services have become the backbone of almost every industry today. The technical support provided by various IT service providers is necessary to achieve various goals and milestones. Apart from the backend services, businesses in…

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Smart Tips for Installing Home Siding

Choosing to get siding for your home is a smart option, considering that with the right siding, you’ll be able to boost your home’s appearance and its value on the market, should you choose to sell your home in the future. While choosing a siding, make sure that it is versatile, and that it will be able to suit your specific need. To make sure that your siding matches the inside of your home, it is necessary to make sure that the styles match – so choose the siding accordingly,…

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How to get started with DIY home surveillance systems

  There are a lot of reasons you may want to set up a video monitoring system for your home or business. Perhaps you want to complement a home security system, in light of the over two million home break-ins that occur annually in the USA. Or perhaps just to keep an eye on things when you’re not there. I know several business owners who not only watch what goes on in the office while they’re out, but interact with employees as needed using the systems they’ve installed. There are…

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First look at Virgin billionaire’s luxury holiday home

IF YOU’VE ever wanted to holiday like a billionaire, here’s your chance. This is the first look at Sir Richard Branson’s stunning Son Bunyola Estate in Spain, the latest addition to the Virgin founder’s private collection of award-winning retreats. The estate is more than 700 acres, with buildings dating back to the 1800s. It’s located on Mallorca, a mountainous island in the Mediterranean Sea, with established grape vines, olive groves, and orchards. There are two brand-new luxury villas to choose from. So how much will it set you back? With…

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HDR: welcome to the following huge shift in home entertainment

in relation to the destiny of tv 4K might be stealing a variety of the limelight, however it might be high Dynamic variety (HDR) that brings the large soar in photograph quality we have been awaiting. Now that the UHD Alliance has included HDR in the UHD top class specification, the generation has been cemented as being of same significance to the new 4K decision. It must be covered if manufacturers want their equipment to hold the UHD premium label. unluckily HDR isn’t always simply something that hardware manufacturers want…

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How to Maximize Security for Your Home Wireless Network

The fact that we’re living in an interconnected world is often taken for granted. With all in one TV and internet offers available today, there are more homes ‘connected’ to the internet today than ever before. While this is a good thing, especially for sharing information, it comes with its own challenges. More people are investing in ‘smart’ home devices such as smart thermostats, washing machines, TVs and security systems. These ‘smart’ devices are able to connect to the home internet network for greater integration. This promises greater convenience for home…

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