Buying a car during COVID times? Avoid special financing schemes

April was a disastrous month for car makers, as sales were almost nil for most of them. Many car manufacturers have now rolled out schemes to attract buyers. Then, there are discounts and exchange offers too. Should you buy a car by taking such financing schemes, discounts and exchange offers after the lockdown and are they worth it? Naveen Kukreja – CEO and Co-founder, Paisabazaar.com says, “While opting for any of these finance schemes, the customers need to remember that the overall interest cost of these loans would be higher…

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16-year-old Chandigarh student selected for Google’s special programme

A Chandigarh student has been selected by the internet giant Google for icon designing. Harshit Sharma, who completed Class 12 from the Government Model Senior Secondary School (GMSSS), Sector 33, this year, will be leaving for the US in August. Selected for Google’s special programme, he will be trained initially for a year. During this period, he will receive a stipend of Rs 4 lakh per month. On completing the training, he will receive Rs 12 lakh per month. The information was released by government officials on Saturday. They said…

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Nissan and Datsun to offer special discounts and offers on their cars

The Indian car market is going through a phase of price mark-downs and concessions, thanks to the GST. And the latest to join this discounts bandwagon are Nissan and Datsun. Their discount is applicable upon the entire portfolio of Nissan and Datsun and the company is offering exchange bonuses, corporate discounts and an exclusive offer for government employees. Nissan Micra Nissan is offering a three-year finance scheme with 8.99 per cent interest rate on the Micra and Micra Active. The manufacturer is offering an attractive exchange bonus of ₹ 10,000 and…

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UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Education visits EI

Education International was honoured this week to receive a visit to its Brussels headquarters by the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Right to Education, Kishore Singh. UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Education Kishore Singh.   During his visit on 3 February, Singh met with Education International (EI) General Secretary Fred van Leeuwen and his management team and discussed  the challenges affecting teachers and students around the world. “We are committed to working with the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Education, the UN system, and governments…

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