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By NewsGram Staff-Writer

New Delhi: Co-founder and CEO of the social networking site Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg announced on Sunday that India Prime Minister Narendra Modi this month will visit Facebook headquarters in California.

“I am excited to announce that Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India will be visiting Facebook HQ later this month for a Townhall Q&A. Prime Minister Modi and I will discuss how communities can work together to address social and economic challenges,” Zuckerberg wrote on his Facebook page. Zuckerberg added that the event will be held on September 27.

He also invited Facebook users to ask questions by posting them in the comments section. “We’ll try to get to as many as possible,” he wrote.

“I’ll post the live video here and it will also be on Prime Minister Modi’s page. I had the chance to visit Prime Minister Modi in India last year and it’s an honour to have the chance to host him here at Facebook,” he said.

Modi is scheduled to be in the United States on September 23-28 and will attend meetings at the United Nations.

With Inputs from IANS

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Facebook To Give $40 Million in Grants To Help 10K Small Businesses in USA

The social networking giant recently announced $100 million global small business grant programme

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The social networking giant recently announced $100 million global small business grant programme. Pixabay

Facebook has announced $40 million in grants for 10,000 small businesses in the US to help them get through these challenging time.

The grants will go to small businesses in 34 locations where Facebook employees live and work. Those located in New York and Seattle will be the first to receive funds.

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“In this challenging time, when information is changing daily, we are listening to and learning from scores of small businesses to understand what they need now and what they will need down the road,” Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg said in a statement on Thursday.

The social networking giant recently announced $100 million global small business grant programme.

“We’re making it easier for people to support their favorite local businesses with digital gift cards on Facebook, which are beginning to roll out today in the US,” said the company.

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Facebook has announced $40 million in grants for 10,000 small businesses in the US to help them get through these challenging time. VOA

People will see the option to support local businesses with digital gift cards in their News Feed.

Business owners can also create a personal fundraiser on Facebook for their business and ask customers for support during this critical time.

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“The COVID-19 pandemic has hit small businesses everywhere. Suddenly and, through no fault of their own, many simply can’t do business, and for others it has become much, much harder because customers are doing the right thing and staying at home,” said Sandberg. (IANS)