Digit wants to help you pay off your student loans faster

Digit, the automated savings app, wants to help borrowers repay their $1.5 trillion in student loan debt faster. Student Loan Payments, the app’s latest tool, allows users to allocate some of their automated savings to make extra payments on top of the user’s standard monthly bill. It works like this: If you have a Digit account, create a student loan goal and connect your loan account to the app. If you already have a student loan goal with Digit, you can change the settings to enable additional payments. The app…

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State to institute Guru Nanak award

Chandigarh: The Punjab Cabinet today decided to institute ‘Sri Guru Nanak Dev Award for Promotion of Peace and Interfaith Understanding’ in commemoration of the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev. The coveted award will carry a citation and cash prize of Rs 11 lakh and will be adjudicated by a jury to be notified by the state government. The Cabinet also approved the modalities for the special session of the 15th Punjab Vidhan Sabha, to be presided over by Vice-President Venkaiah Naidu on November 6, to commemorate the celebrations.…

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Kazakh MIA introduces distance learning, online shops and employment to improve convicts’ lives

“We launched a pilot project of online purchases for convicts in Almaty and the Akmola Region. The maximum weight of one package increased from 14 to 20 kilogrammes. We also launched distance education of convicts at higher educational institutions. The work schedule of pay phones was extended until 9 p.m., as previously it was until 6 p.m.,” he said. Orderlies have also been hired to help convicts with disabilities. “We have 27 inmates with disabilities, including 20 persons using wheelchairs and seven blind persons. They need assistance to get to…

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Educational institutes in 5 Kerala districts to remain closed as heavy rains predicted

Parts of Kerala have been experiencing heavy rainfall since Sunday due to a low-pressure area formed over East Central Arabian Sea, which has been predicted to be turned into a depression. The Indian Meteorological Department has announced orange colour code warning, asking authorities to be prepared, for six Kerala districts – Thiruvananthapuram, Ernakulam, Thrissur, Palakkad, Malappuram and Wayanad. Isolated heavy to very heavy rainfall measuring up to 204 millimetres can be experienced in the regions on Monday. Educational institutions in various districts in the state will remain closed on Monday…

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IIT Recruitment 2019: Engineers can Apply for 106 Junior Technician Posts, Salary up to Rs 69,100

IIT recruitment 2019 is currently underway at the Indian Institute of Technology, Dhanbad for over 200 non-teaching posts. Out of the 200 plus vacancies available, engineers can apply for 106 Junior Technician Posts. Selected candidates will be eligible for a Level 3 salary in the pay matrix, which translates to Rs 21,700 to 69,100 per month. Who can Apply for the IIT Recruitment 2019? As per the IIT recruitment 2019 notification available on the official website, there are over 200 posts for which engineers are eligible to apply for 106…

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DRDO Recruitment 2019: Postgraduates can Apply for 15 Research Vacancies, Salary up to Rs 54,000

DRDO recruitment 2019 will be conducted for several research vacancies at the Defence Research and Development Organisation centre, Defence Institute of Bio Energy Research (DIBER). There are a total of 15 vacancies available for postgraduates and PhD holders, of which 13 are for Junior Research Fellow (JRF) and 2 are for Research Associates (RA). Selected candidates will be engaged on a contract basis and would be eligible for a monthly salary of Rs 31,000 for JRF and Rs 54,000 for RA positions. Who can Apply for the DRDO Recruitment 2019?…

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CISF Constable Recruitment 2019: Notification out! Application process to begin soon at cisf.gov.in | Check details

CISF Constable Recruitment 2019: The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) has invited applications from interested candidates for a number of posts at cisf.gov.in. Candidates who are interested in the posts can visit the official website to fill the application form once the application link activates. The recruitment process is to select candidates for the post of constable. A total number of 914 vacancies are on offer for – Cook, Cobbler, Barber, Washer-man, Carpenter, Sweeper, Painter, Mason, Plumber, Mali & Electrician in Northern, NCR, Western, Central, Eastern, Southern, South Eastern and North…

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Inter-Services Athletics Championship at Army Sports Institute,Pune from Sept 7 to 10

Top athletes will be seen in action during the four-day championship.(HT/PHOTO) Army Sports Institute (ASI) is set to host 69th Inter-Services Athletics Championship at their campus from September 7 to 10. Top athletes- Subedar G Lakshamanan (National Champion 1,500 metres and 5,000 metres), Junior Warrant Officer Nirmal Noah Tom (400 metres National Champion), Havildar Avinash Sable (gold medallist in the Asian Championship in 3,000 metres steeplechase) Petty Officer and shot putter Tejinder Singh Toor (gold medallist at the 2018 Asian Games) will be seen in action during the four-day championship.…

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SBI announces recruitment of Specialist Cadre Officers for 477 posts: Check how to apply, fee, other exam details

SBI Recruitment 2019-20: State Bank of India (SBI) has released SBI Recruitment official notification 2019 on its website for the recruitment of both fresher and experienced candidates on September 6, 2019. SBI has invited applications for the post of Specialist Cadre Officer (SO) and announced a total of 477 vacancies for the same. As per the notification, the online registration window for the interested candidates will be open till September 25. SBI Recruitment 2019: How to apply for SBI Bank Specialist Cadre Officer (SCO) Step 1. Visit the official website, sbi.co.in Step…

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Defaulting on education loan? Here are the ways to prevent it

Here are some of the measures to help you prevent a default on the loan Along with medical costs, the education cost in India has been on the rise over the years, both for secondary education and higher education. People generally take a loan to finance it. However, maintaining a loan is not always easy. For instance, similar to other types of loans, defaulting on an education loan ruins your credit score. The credit score effect is not only limited to the student, but even the parent or guarantor, who…

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