Marico Innovation Foundation (MIF), the not-for-profit arm of FMCG giant Marico, is hosting its biannual Innovation for India Awards ceremony entirely online this week. Since its inception in 2003, MIF has launched several catalytic initiatives to help Indian innovators in the broader ecosystem.

The event was to be held on March 17 this year, but was postponed due to the pandemic and has been shifted entirely online. It will be held this week on October 9, from 5-6:30 pm (see registration link here). See also our coverage of the 2018 edition, interview with MIF head Priya Kapadia, and Innovate to Cultivate agri-initiative.

Since 2006, more than 60 organisations have won awards in categories of startup, business, social, global gamechanger, public services, and innovation in the business model, process or product (see Table 1). Winners have included startup founders, social entrepreneurs, business giants, and even government agencies.

MIF is expecting

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Sept. 4 (UPI) — Kosovo and Serbia agreed to normalize economic relations Friday during a signing ceremony at the White House.

Serbia also plans to open an embassy in Jerusalem as part of the talks.

Kosovo Prime Minister Avdullah Hoti and Serbian President Aleksandar Vučić signed a brokered agreement which will see the construction of a rail line and highway between the two Balkan countries.

U.S. President Donald Trump oversaw the signing ceremony after two days of brokered meetings in Washington, D.C.

“After a violent and tragic history and years of failed negotiations, my administration proposed a new way of bridging the divide,” Trump said in a statement. “By focusing on job creation and economic growth, the two countries were able to reach a real breakthrough on economic cooperation across a broad range of issues.”

As part of the agreement, Serbia plans to open an office in Jerusalem later this

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  • The second night of the 2020 Republican National Convention was a made-for-TV affair featuring a naturalization and pardoning ceremony. 
  • President Donald Trump used the power of the presidency to promote his reelection campaign, in a blatant attempt to make himself look good on issues he’s often criticized over: immigration and criminal justice. 
  • Meanwhile, the night featured several fringe right-wing figures who pushed conspiracy theories and previously disproven talking points on a wide array of issues. 
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The second night of the Republican National Convention featured fringe right-wing figures pushing conspiracy theories and debunked talking points on a wide array of issues. 

The GOP convention typically attracts the biggest conservative names in the country. That has not been the case for the 2020 convention, as President Donald Trump has so alienated prominent GOP establishment figures that some even chose to speak on Joe Biden’s behalf

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