First in India

First in India

First in India (Male)

First Governor-General of IndiaWilliam Bentinck
First and Last Indian Governor-General of Free IndiaC. Rajagopalachari
First Commander in Chief of Free IndiaGeneral KM Kariappa
First Field Marshal of IndiaGeneral SHFJ Manekshaw (1971)
First  Indian to go in spaceRakesh Sharma (1984)
First Indian to swim across in the English ChannelMihir Sen (1958)
First Speaker of Lok SabhaGV Mavlankar (1952-57)
First Indian to win Asian Marathon ChampionshipGopi Thonakal
First Judge of International Court of JusticeDr. Nagendra Singh
First Indian to get through ICSSatyendra Nath Tagore (1869)
First cricketer to get Padma BhushanCK Naidu
First Person to get Bharat Ratna (Posthumously)Lal Bahadur Shastri
First Person to be honoured with the Jnanpith AwardG Sankara Kurup (Malayalam)
First Indian to get Bharat RatnaDr. S Radhakrishnan, C Rajagopalachari and Dr. CV Raman (1954)
First Indian to get Nobel Prize in Medicines (Physiology)Dr Har Govind Khorana (1968)
First Indian to get Nobel Prize in EconomicsDr Amartya Sen (1998)
First Indian to get Nobel Prize in LiteratureRabindranath Tagore (1913)
First Indian to get Nobel Prize in PhysicsCV Raman (1930)
First Indian to reach the North PoleDr Jagannathan Srinivasaraghavan
First Indian to reach the South PoleColonel JK Bajaj
First recipients of Param Vir ChakraSomnath Sharma
First Indian to score a triple century in Test CricketVirender Sehwag
First Sports person to receive Bharat RatnaSachin Tendulkar
The first president of the Indian National CongressWomesh Chandra Bannerjee
First Indian member of British House of CommonsDadabhai Naoroji
First Chairman of National Human Rights CommissionRangnath Mishra
First Indian to become the Managing Director of World BankGautam Kaji
First Indian PM to be born after India’s FreedomPM Narendra Modi
First Indian to climb Mount Everest without OxygenSherpa Ang Dorje
First Indian to win Magsaysay AwardAcharya Vinoba Bhave (1958)
First Chief Justice of IndiaJustice Hiralal J Kania (1950-51)
India’s first Election CommissionerSukumar Sen (1950-58)

First in India (Female)

India’s first woman PresidentSmt Pratibha Patil
India’s first woman GovernorSarojini Naidu
India’s first woman IPS officerKiran Bedi
First woman Chief Minister of a stateSucheta Kriplani (UP)
First woman President of Indian National CongressAnnie Besant
First woman Judge of the Supreme CourtMeera Sahib Fatima Beevi
First to win Bronze in Olympic (Wrestler)Sakshi Malik
First Indian Woman to become a member of International Olympic CommitteeNita Ambani
First to win Silver in Olympics (Badminton)PV Sindhu
First Woman nominated to Rajya SabhaRukmini Devi Arundale
First Woman Chairman of UPSCRose Millian Bethew (Kharbuli)
First Actress to be nominated to the Rajya SabhaNargis Dutt
First Woman to complete Century in World Cup cricketThirush Kamini
First Woman to get the Bharat RatnaIndira Gandhi
First Woman to win the Jnanpith AwardAsha Poorna Devi (1976)
First Female Chief JusticeLeela Seth (1991)
First Woman IAS OfficerAnna Rajam George (1950)
First Woman to reach AntarcticaMeher Moos (1976)
First Woman Prime Minister of IndiaIndira Gandhi
First Woman Deputy Chairman of Rajya SabhaMargaret Alva (1962)
First Woman Speaker of Lok SabhaMeira Kumar (2009)
First Woman Chairman of the UN General AssemblyVijaya Laxmi Pandit
First Woman Cabinet MinisterRajkumari Amrit Kaur (1947)
First Woman to climb the EverestBachendri Pal (1984)
First Indian Female Chairperson of Indian National CongressSarojini Naidu (1925)
First Indian Female gymnast ever to compete in OlympicsDipa Karmakar
First Indian Woman to fly fighter aircraft SoloAvani Chaturvedi
First Indian woman to receive Booker PrizeArundhati Roy
First Indian woman to go into SpaceKalpana Chawla
First Indian woman to become Miss WorldMiss Reita Faria
First Indian woman to climb the Mt. EverestBachendri Pal
First Indian woman to get the Nobel PrizeMother Teresa
First Indian woman Ambassador at UNVijayalakshmi Pandit

First in India (Miscellaneous)

Technology ParkTechnopark, Thiruvananthapuram
Court exclusively dedicated to womenMalda (West Bengal)
First E-courtAhmedabad
Chairman of UPSCRoss Barker
NationalHaley National Park (Jim Corbett), 1936
Biosphere ReserveNilgiri
Regular Decadal Census1881 Onwards
Census1872
Asian GamesDelhi (1951)
Hydroelectric ProjectSivasamudram (1902)
Lunar MissionChandrayaan-I (October, 2008)
Nuclear ReactorApsara
Successful indigenous launch vehicleSLV-3
Satellite dedicated exclusively for Education purposesEDUSAT
Aircraft Carriage WarshipINS Vikrant
Silent MovieRaja Harish Chandra (Dadasaheb Phalke 1913)
International Telephone ServiceMumbai to Landon (1851)
Telegraph LineDiamond Harbour to Kolkata
Hindi NewspaperUdant Martand
Vernacular DailySamachar Darpan
India’s first Genetic Bank for WildlifeNehru Zoological Park, Hyderabad
India’s first UniversityNalanda
First Indian MissilePrithvi
First Biosphere ReserveNilgiri
India’s First manned space flightGanganyaan
First Mars MissionMass Orbiter Mission (2013)
First Lunar MissionChandrayan-1 2008
First Nuclear reactor in IndiaApsara (1956)
First Space ObservatoryAstrosat
First Satellite in IndiaAryabhatta (19th April 1975)
First Talkie MovieAlam Ara (Ardeshir Irani-1931)
First Newspaper in IndiaBengal Gazette (James Hickey)

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