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TNPSC Current Affairs: All India Radio Complete 80 Years

All India Radio completes 80 years today (08.06.2016)

All India Radio (AIR) today completes 80 years on 08.06.2016. On this day in 1936 the Indian State Broadcasting Service became All India Radio. 
  • From then it has been a roller coaster ride for the broadcaster which took on another name in 1956: Akashvani. 
  • Not only AIR, Radio in general is on a growth trajectory in India. The number of stations is also increasing with increasingly relaxed government policy. At present there are over 250 private Radio Stations across the country operated by about 50 broadcasters. About 200 Community Radio Stations are operating in the country. 
  • This number is likely to increase many folds as the Government has relaxed the licensing rules and is promoting it actively.

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