04 November 2018 Current Affairs:
For the first time ever, the Indian Navy is looking at recruiting women in the rank of sailors. The matter was discussed at the three-day Naval Commanders Conference that concluded on 2nd November 2018.
Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, while addressing the conference urged the Navy to give impetus to the enrolment of women. To this, Navy Chief Admiral Sunil Lanba confirmed that enrolment of women in the sailor rank was one of the agendas of the conference.