All India Radio Current Affairs - 2020

July 23: National Broadcasting Day

Every year, on July 23, National Broadcasting Day is celebrated all over India. The day is celebrated to commemorate the first ever radio broadcast aired in India. Highlights The first radio broadcast was made on July 23, 1927 from Bombay Station. The station was then owned by a private company called the Indian Broadcasting Company. Read More…

AIR starts its First-Ever Sanskrit News Programme ‘Sanskrit Saptahiki’

From 4th July 2020, All India Radio (AIR) FM news channel will be broadcasting its first-ever news programme in Sanksrit language for 20 minutes duration.  All India Radio has named the news programme ‘Sanskrit Saptahiki’. Sanskrit Saptahiki will be broadcasted every Saturday. Repeat broadcast will be available on Sundays. The news program will have the Read More…

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. Read More…

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 Read More…

November 12: Public Service Broadcasting Day

Every year 12 November is celebrated as Public Service Broadcasting Day to commemorate the first and only last live visit of Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi, to the studio of All India Radio, Delhi in 1947. He addressed the displaced people from AIR studio, who had temporarily settled at Kurukshetra in Haryana after partition. Read More…