First in India General Knowledge Series Part 1

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First in India General Knowledge

Here we are going to have a discussion on the first in India. Here’s list:

1) The first President of Indian Republic- Dr. Rajendra Prasad
2) The first Prime Minister of free India- Pt. Jawahar Lal Nehru
3) The first Indian to win Nobel Prize- Rabindranath Tagore
4) The first President of Indian National Congress- W.C. Banerjee
5) The first Muslim President of Indian National Congress- Badruddin Tayyabji
6) The first Muslim President of India- Dr. Zakir Hussain
7) The first British Governor General of India- Lord William Bentinck(1833-1835)
8) The first British Governor General of Bengal- Lord Warren Hasting(1774-1885)
9) The first British Viceroy of India- Lord Canning
10) The first Governor General of free India- Lord Mountbatten
11) The first and the last Indian to be Governor General of free India- C. Rajgopalachari
12) The first man who introduced printing press in India- James Hicky
13) The first Indian to join the I.C.S- Satyendra Nath Tagore
14) India’s first man in Space- Rakesh Sharma
15) The first Prime Minister of India who resigned without completing the full term- Morarji Desai
16) The first Indian Commander-in-Chief of India- General Cariappa
17) The first Chief of Army Staff- Gen. Maharaj Rajendra Singhji
18) The first Indian Member of the Viceroy’s executive council- S.P.Sinha
19) The first President of India who died while in office- Dr. Zakhir Hussain
20) The first Muslim President of Indian Republic- Dr. Zakhir Hussain
21) The first Prime Minister of India who did not face the Parliament- Charan Singh
22) The first Field Marshal of India- S.H.F. Manekshaw
23) The first Indian to get Nobel Prize in Physics- C.V.Raman
24) The first Indian to receive Bharat Ratna award- Dr. Radhakrishnan
25) The first Indian to cross English Channel- Mihir Sen
26) The first Person to receive Jnanpith award- Sri Shankar Kurup
27) The first Speaker of the Lok Sabha- Ganesh Vasudeva Mavalankar
28) The first Vice-President of India- Dr. Radhakrishnan
29) The first Education Minister- Abdul Kalam Azad
30) The first Home minister of India- Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel
31) The first Indian Air Chief Marshal – S. Mukherjee
32) The first Indian Naval Chief – Vice Admiral R.D. Katari
33) The first Judge of International Court of Justice – Dr. Nagendra Singh
34) The first person to reach Mt. Everest without oxygen- Sherpa Anga Dorjee
35) The first person to get Param Vir Chakra- Major Somnath Sharma
36) The first Chief Election Commissioner- Sukumar Sen
37) The first person to receive Magsaysay Award- Acharya Vinoba Bhave
38) The first person of Indian origin to receive Nobel Prize in Medicine – Hargovind Khurana
39) The first Chinese traveller to visit India- Fahein
40) The first person to receive Stalin Prize- Saifuddin Kitchlu
41) The first person to resign from the Central Cabinet- Shyama Prasad Mukherjee
42) The first person to receive Nobel Prize in Economics- Amartya Sen
43) The first Chief Justice of Supreme Court- Justice Hirala J. Kania
44) The first Indian Pilot- J.R.D. Tata
45) The first lady to become Miss World- Rita Faria
46) The first woman judge in Supreme Court- Mrs. Meera Sahib Fatima Bibi
47) The first woman Ambassador- Miss C.B. Muthamma
48) The first woman Governor of a state in free India- Mrs Sarojini Naidu
49) The first woman Speaker of a State Assembly- Shanno Devi
50) The first woman Prime Minister- Mrs Indira Gandhi
51) The first woman Minister in a Government- Rajkumari Amrit Kaur
52) The first woman to climb Mount Everest- Bachhendri Pal
53) The first woman to climb Mount Everest twice- Santosh Yadav
54) The first woman President of Indian National Congress- Mrs Annie Besant
55) The first woman pilot in Indian Air Force- Harita Kaur Dayal
56) The first woman Graduates- Kadambini Ganguly and Chandramukhi Basu, 1883
57) The first woman Airline Pilot- Durba Banerjee
58) The first woman Honours Graduate- Kamini Roy
59) The first woman Olympic medal Winner- Karnam Malleswari
60) The first woman Asian Games Gold Medal Winner- Kamlijit Sandhu
61) The first woman Lawyer- Cornelia Sorabjee
62) The first woman President of United Nations General Assembly- Mrs Vijaya Laxmi Pandit
63) The first woman Chief Minister of an Indian State- Mrs Sucheta Kripalani
64) The first woman Chairman of Union Public Service Commission- Roze Millian Bethew
65) The first woman Director General of Police- Kanchan Chaudhary Bhattacharya
66) The first woman Judge- Anna Chandy
67) The first woman Chief Justice of High Court- Mrs Leela Seth
68) The first woman Judge in Supreme Court of India- Kumari Justice M. Fathima Beevi
69) The first woman Lieutenant General- Puneeta Arora
70) The first woman Air Vice Marshal- P. Bandopadhyaya
71) The first woman chairperson of Indian Airlines- Sushma Chawla
72) The first woman IPS officer- Mrs. Kiran Bedi
73) The first and last Muslim woman ruler of India- Razia Sultan
74) The first woman to receive Ashoka Chakra- Nirja Bhanot
75) The first woman to receive Jnanpith Award- Ashapurna Devi
76) The first woman to cross English Channel- Aarti Saha
77) The first woman to receive Nobel Prize- Mother Teresa
78) The first woman to receive Bharat Ratna- Mrs Indira Gandhi
79) The first woman to receive Jnanpith Award- Ashpurna Devi
80) First Wax statue of a Living Indian- Mahatma Gandhi at Madame Tussaud’s
81) First Exclusive internet magazine- Bharat Samachar
82) First Miss India to participate in Miss Universe- Indrani Rehman
83) First President of Indian National Congress- W.C. Bannerjee
84) First Muslim President of the Indian National Congress- Badruddin Tayyabji
85) First Judge in International Court of Justice- Dr. Nagender Singh
86) First Graduate in Medicine- Soorjo Coomar Goodeve Chukerbutty
87) India’s First University- Nalanda University
88) India’s First Open University- Andhra Pradesh Open University
89) India’s First Lok Sabha Member to be elected with a record maximum number of votes- P.V.Narasimha Rao
90) First Indian to reach Antarctica- Lt. Ram Charan
91) First British to Visit India – Hawkins
92) First Test tube baby of India- Indira (Baby Harsha)
93) First Post Office Opened in India- Kolkata
94) First Miss World- Reita Faria
95) First Miss Universe- Susmita Sen
96) First Booker Prize- Arundhati Roy
97) First Bharat Ratna – Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishan, C. Rajagopalachari, and Dr. C.V. Raman
98) First Foreigner to receive Bharat Ratna – Khan Abdul Ghaffar
99) First Person to receive Stalin Prize- Saifuddin Kitchlu
100) First Chevalier- Sivaji Ganesan
101) First Person to receive Jnapith Award- Shri Shankar Kurup
102) First Dadasaheb Phalke Award- Devika Rani
103) First Ashoka Chakra Award to a civilian (posthumous)- D.K. Jatar, captain of the sabotaged plane Kashmir Princess, for “most conspicuous bravery, daring and self-sacrifice.”
104) First Magsaysay Award- Vinoba Bhave
105) First Winner of a major literary award in the United States- Dhan Gopal Mukerji
106) First Ford Supermodel of the World (contest) – Bipasha Basu
107) First Indian recipient of ‘Oscar Award’- Bhanu Athaiya

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