First in India General Knowledge Series – Part 2

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First in India General Knowledge

1) First Olympic team medal Gold for Hockey at the 1928 Summer Olympics Amsterdam, beating the Netherlands.
2) First Olympic individual medal (in British India)- Norman Pritchard
3) First Olympic individual medal Bronze – K.D. Jadhav for wrestling at the 1952 Summer Olympic Helsinki
4) First Person to swim across the English Channel- Mihir Sen
5) First Women to swim across the English Channel – Mihir Sen
6) First Formula I race driver – Narain Karthikeyan
7) First A1 GP race victory- Narain Karthikeyan
8) First Formula I team – Force India F1
9) First Asian Games organised – Delhi
10) First Chess Grandmaster – Viswanathan Anand
11) First FIDE World Chess Champion- Viswanathan Anand
12) First Undisputed World Chess Champion – Viswanathan Anand
13) First Tennis Grand Slam title – Mahesh Bhupati (partnering with Japanese Rika Hiraki) in the Mixed Doubles category of the 1997 French Open
14) First Tennis Grand Slam win by a women – Nirupama Vaidyanathan beat Italian Gloria Pizzichini in the First round of 1998 Australian Open First Women in 4th round (higest as of 2008) of a tennis
15) Grand Slam event – Sania Mirza in the Singles Category of the 2005 US Open
16) First Tennis Grand Slam Junior title – Leander Paes in the Singles category of the 1990 Wimbledon Championship. He is also the only medal fetcher for India in the Atlanta Olympics. He won a bronze medal, the only medal that put India in the medal tally.
17) First Tennis Grand Slam Junior title by a women – Sania Mirza (partnering with Russian Alisa Kleybanova) in the Doubles category of the 2003 Wimbledon Championships.
18) First Cricket tournament – The Bombay Triangular which Later became the Bombay Quadrangular (1912-1936)
19) First Cricket Test Match – Against England at Lord’s June,25, 1932
20) First Cricket Captain – CK Nayudu for the 1932 tour of England
21) First Cricketer to score a century – Lala Amarnath in 1933 against England in South Bombay
22) First Cricketer to score a triple century – Vijay Hazare
23) First Test Cricket hat-trick – Harbhajan Singh against Australia in March 2001
24) First Cricketer World Cup Championship Win – At the 1983 Cricket World Cup
25) First Batsman to complete 10,000 runs in Test Cricket – Sunil Gavaskar (he was the first in the world to achieve this feat.)
26) First Batsman to complete 10,000 runs in ODI Cricket – Sachin Tendulkar (he was the first in the world to achieve this feat.)
27) First Cricketer to score 75 Test and ODI centuries – Sachin Tendulkar
28) First Sound Film – Alam Ara, 1931
29) First Oscar winner – Bhanu Athaiya for the Best Costume Design for Gandhi (film) in 1982
30) First Oscar nomination for Best Foreign Language Film – Mother India in 1957
31) First National Film Award for Cinema – Shyamchi Aai in 1954
32) First Colorized Film – Mughal-e-Azam in 2004(the original black-and-white version was released in 1960)
33) First Sponsored TV Serial – Hum Log, started in 1984, was also the first soap opera of India
34) First Actor to entact 10 roles – Kamal Haasan
35) First President of India – Dr. Rajendra Prasad (1950-1962)
36) First Prime Minister of India – Jawaharlal Nehru (1947-1964). The first term lasted till 1952 after which he was re-elected.
37) First Vice President of India – Dr. S Radhakrishan
38) First Deputy Prime Minister of India – Vallabhbhai Patel
39) First Prime Minister to be voted out of Office – India Gandhi (1977) when the Indian National Congress lost to the Janta Party.
40) First Sikh Prime Minister – Manmohan Singh
41) First Sikh President – Giani Zail Singh
42) First Non-Congress Government – Janta Party with Morarji Desai as the Prime Minister (1977-1980)
43) First Prime Minister to lead a minority government for a full term(five years) – P.V. Narasimha Rao, June 21, 1991 to May 16 1996
44) First Prime Minister of India resigned without completing his full term – Morarji Desai
45) First Prime Minister from South India – P.V. Narasimha Rao, June 21, 1991 to May 16 1996
46) First Governor-General – Warren Hastings
47) First British Governor-General – Lord William Bentick
48) First British Viceroy of India – Lord Canning
49) First Governor General of Independent India – Lord Mountbatten, 1947
50) First and Last Indian Governor-General of Indian Union – C Rajagopalachari, 1948
51) First Chief Justice of India – Justice Hiralal J Kania
52) First Indian to pass ICS – Surendra Nath Banerjee
53) First Indian ICS Officer – Satyendranath Tagore, 1863
54) First Speaker of Lok Sabha – Shri G.V. Mavlankar
55) First Finance Minister of Independent India – Shri R.K.Shanmukhan Chettys
56) Presentation of First Budget after India’s Independence – Shri R.K.Shanmukhan Chettys on Nov. 26, 1947
57) First President to die in Office – Dr. Zakir Hussain
58) First Prime Minister who did not face the Parliament – Charan Singh
59) First Chief Justice of Supreme Court to become President of India- Justice M Hidaytullah
60) First Minister to resign from Union Cabinet – Shyama Prasad Mukherjee (1950)
61) First Education Minister – Abul Kalam Azad
62) First Home Minister – Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel
63) First Chief Election Commissioner – Sukumar Sen

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