AIR Current Affairs - 2020

AIR organises National Symposium of Poets 2020

All India Radio (AIR) organized the National Symposium of Poets 2020 on 27 December 2019. This edition of poet symposium was attended by select poets from all corners of country, who gave their presentations and captivated the hearts of people.

About National Symposium of Poets

Such National symposium is organised continuously every year since 1956. The symposium is organized every year and broadcast on eve of Republic Day and at all the centers of AIR at 10:00 PM. The poets of all 22 languages recognized in tenth schedule of constitution participate in symposium.

About All India Radio

Founded in 1936, it is a division of Prasar Bharati (India’s largest public broadcasting agency). AIR is National Radio Broadcaster of India. Since 1956 Is officially known as Akashvani. AIR is sister service of Prasar Bharati’s Doordarshan, an Indian television broadcaster. AIR Motto – ‘Bahujan Hitaya: Bahujan Sukhaya’. It broadcasts programmes in 23 languages and 179 dialects.

Govt to launch Digital Radio by 2024

Centre government is planning to revamp ‘All India Radio’ officially known as ‘Akashvani’ by introducing Digital Radio in India by 2024, when the country will be technologically-equipped for it. The announcement in this regard was made by Union Information and Broadcasting (I&B) Minister Prakash Javadekar at the 2019 Akashvani Annual Awards in New Delhi.


All India Radio is an institution which is a part of people’s lives in form of music, news or entertainment and with AIR news commanding huge credibility, as being one of the largest news gathering and dissemination apparatus in world, there is a needs for AIR to stay ahead of competition from private players. Therefore, once Digital Radio is launch by 2024, there will be more clarity as the audio of digital radio will be more clear, and with digital radio having higher reach Akashvani will be heard for longer range. There will also be four times more stations.

About All India Radio (AIR)

AIR was established in 1936 and is officially known as Akashvani since 1956. It is the national public radio broadcaster of India and is a division of Prasar Bharati, which is India’s largest public broadcasting agency. AIR is sister service of Prasar Bharati’s Doordarshan elevision Network.