All India Radio News Services Division on 29 October 2014 launched free SMS service in four more languages to provide news updates to people. Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar launched the service at a function in New Delhi.
The four new added languages are Gujarati, Tamil, Malayalam and Assamese. With this, the AIR's free SMS news service is now available in 10 languages.
Earlier, the Union Ministry of Information and Broadcasting had launched Free AIR News on SMS service in Hindi, Marathi, Sanskrit, Dogri and Nepali languages in September 2014.
News Service Division sends everyday news SMSs at least thrice to the registered users.
About News Service Division
All India Radio now under Prasar Bharati has the distinction of being one of the major broadcasting organizations in the world.
The News Services Division (NSD) of All India Radio disseminates news and comments to listeners in India and abroad.
From 27 news bulletins in 1939-40, AIR today puts more than 510 bulletins daily around 52 hours in 82 languages/dialects in the Home, Regional and External Services.
Out of these, 89 bulletins are broadcast daily from Delhi in the Home Service in English, Hindi and other Indian languages. The 44 Regional News Units (RNUs) putout 355 daily news bulletins in 67 languages. This includes news bulletins mounted exclusively on FM ‘Gold’ channel from 22 AIR Stations.
In addition to the daily news bulletins, the News Services Division also mounts everyday a number of news-based programmes on topical subjects from Delhi and some other Regional News Units.
When: 29 October 2014
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