Akashvani Current Affairs - 2020

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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.

Significance

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.

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Prakash Javadekar releases patriotic song Watan for Independence Day

Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar released a patriotic song titled Watan in New Delhi to mark the occasion of Independence Day 2019. The special song has been created by public service broadcaster Doordarshan (DD) and Prasar Bharati for Independence Day.

About Watan Song

It pays tribute to New India, to the bravery and valour of armed forces and to martyrs of country. The song will add colour and fervour to celebrations of 73rd Independence Day of India.

The song highlights several path-breaking initiatives of government such as vision and determination behind recent successful launch of Chandrayaan 2, India’s second lunar exploration mission.

It has been sung by famous Bollywood singer Javed Ali and has been penned by lyricist Alok Shrivastav and music composed by Dushyant.

Song is being broadcasted by all  stations and kendras of Akashvani and Doordarshan.

Copyright Free: It has been made free of copyright by Doordarshan and Union Ministry of Information and Broadcasting for all FM stations, entertainment, news TV channels, social media and all other communication platforms to ensure that more citizens of country enjoy and share song.

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