Union ministry of information and Broadcasting on 9 September 2013 launched All India Radio's Free News SMS service at a function in New Delhi. A web portal on Bharat Nirman Campaign was also launched.
Under the free SMS service, registered listeners will be provided news headlines free of cost on their mobile phones. For registering, a listener has to subscribe to the service by typing AIRNWS, Space, then his or her name, on the mobile and send the SMS to 08082080820 or give a missed call to the same number.
The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting is a branch of the Government of India. It is the apex body for formulation and administration of the rules and regulations and laws relating to information, broadcasting, the press and films in India.
The Ministry is responsible for the administration of Prasar Bharati-the broadcasting arm of the Indian Government. The Censor Board of India is the other important body under this ministry which is responsible for the regulation of motion pictures shown in India.
When: 9 September 2013