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This topic is useful for those who are preparing for SSC and Railways examinations because questions from this topic are frequently asked in SSC, Railways and state level government exams.  You can expect questions of 1 to 2 marks form this. Therefore, make sure you note down the list properly in your notebook. As you know that revision is the key, hence, do not forget to revise it on a weekly basis in order to gain a grip over this topic. Following is the list of First happened in India.

List of First in India




Name of the PersonalitiesField/Designation
Bhanu Athaiya for Best costume design for Gandhi(film) in 1982Oscar Winner
Devika Rani, 1969Dadasaheb Phalke Award
Durga Agarwal, 1978Test Tube Baby
Dr. Zakir HussainMuslim President of India
Lord William BentinckBritish Governor General of India
Morarji DesaiPM of India who resigned without completing full term
Gen. Maharaj Rajendra SinghjiChief of the Army Staff
S.P. SinhaIndian member of the Viceroy’s executive council
Shyama Prasad MukherjeePerson to resign from the central cabinet
Amartya SenPerson to receive Nobel Prize in Economics
Hickey’s Bengal Gazette,1760News Paper
Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan (13-may-1952)Vice President
Pt. Jawaharlal NehruPrime Minister
Sardar Vallabh bhai PatelHome Minister
R.K Shanmukham ChettyFinance Minister
V. Narahari RaoAuditor-General
DP KohliDirector of CBI
Brijesh MishraNational Security Adviser
Sir Osborne SmithGovernor of RBI
Balkrishna DoshiFirst Indian architect to win prestigious Pritzker Prize
Lord Lewis MountbattenGovernor General of Independent India
Chakravarti RajagopalachariIndian Governor General of Independent India
General K.M. Cariappa,1949Commander in Chief
General S.H.F.J. ManekshawField Marshall
G.V Mavalankar(1952 to 56)Speaker of Lok Sabha
Dr. Rajendra Prasad(26-Jan-1950)President
Amrita PritamWoman Sahitya Akademi Award winner
Kamini RoyWoman Honours Graduate
Kanchan C BhattacharyaWoman DGP
Mother TeresaWoman Noble Prize Awardee
Warren HastingsBritish Governor General of Bengal
Squadron Leader Mr. Rakesh SharmaSpace Traveller
Anna Ranjan George,1950Woman IAS
Satendra Nath TagoreIndian Civil Service
Sachin TendulkarSports Person to receive Bharat Ratna
Mihir SenSwimmer who crossed English channel by swimming
Arati SahaWoman to swim across English Channel
Acharya Vinoba BhaveRaman-Magsaysay Awardee
Rabindra Nath TagoreNobel Prize winner
Sir C.V RamanNobel Prize in Physics
Sucheta KriplaniWoman Chief Minister
Smt. Meira KumarWoman Speaker of Lok Sabha
Sukumar SenChief Election Commissioner
Justice Dr. Nagendra SinghIndian Chairman in International Court
Khan Abdul Gaffar KhanBharat Ratna to Foreigner
Dr. Syed Zahuv QuasimLeader of Indian Antarctica Mission
Justice Hiralal J. KaniyaChief Justice of Supreme Court
Dr. S Radhakrishnan, C Rajagopalachari & Sir C.V RamanAwarded with Bharat Ratna
Indira GandhiWoman Awarded with Bharat Ratna
Mrinal SenCommandeur of the order of Arts & Letters
Sivaji GaneshanChevalier of the order of Arts & Letters
Lal Bahadur ShastriPosthumous Bharat Ratna Awardee
G. Shankar Kurup(Malayalam-1965)Bharatiya Gyan Peeth Puraskar
Ashapurna Devi,1976Woman Gyan Peeth Puraskar
Sarojini NaiduWoman Governor
J R D TataLicensed Pilot
Durba BanerjeeWoman Air Pilot
Savitribai PhuleWoman Teacher
Pt. Ravi ShankarGrammy Award
Atal Bihari Vajpayee (1977)Person delivered lecture in Hindi in U.N.O
Dada Bhai Naoroji (1892)Indian Member in British House of Commons
Ramvilas SharmaVyas Samman Awardee
Gautam KaziIndian MD of World Bank
C.K NaiduPlayer awarded ‘Padma Bhushan’
Nargis DuttActress to win ‘Padma Shri’ Award
Dr. Meghnad SahaScientist Elected for Lok Sabha
Dr. Safuddin KichluLenin Peace Prize Awardee
Leila Seth, Himachal Pradesh, 1991Woman Chief Justice of High Court
Ram Prasad RamHigh Court Judge during British Rule
K.C NiogiChairman of Finance Commission
Kiran BediWoman IPS
Kumari Fathima BeeviWoman Supreme Court Judge
Squadron Leader Sanjay ThaparPerson to reach North Pole
Col. Jatinder Kumar BajajPerson to reach South Pole
Reita Faria, 1966Miss World
Zeenat Aman, 1970Miss Asia Pacific
Sushmita Sen, 1994Miss Universe
Nicole Faria, 2010Miss Earth
Darjeeling, 1897Place to get Electricity
Alam Ara, 1931Sound Film
Kisan Kanya, 1937Colour Film
Anandibai JoshiFirst Lady Doctor
Aryabhata, 19-Apr-1975Satellite
Tenzing NorgayMan to climb Mt. Everest
Phu Dorjee, 1984Man to climb Mt. Everest without oxygen
Bachendri PalWoman to climb Mt. Everest
Viswanathan AnandGrandmaster
Koneru HumpyWoman Grandmaster
Srinivasa RamanujanFellow of Trinity college, Cambridge
Ardaseer CursetjeeFellow of Royal Society
Smt. Sushma SwarajWoman External Affairs Minister
Abhinav BindraWon gold medal in Olympic games
Miss C.B. MuthummaThe first woman Ambassador
Santosh YadavFirst woman to climb Mount Everest twice
Harita Kaur DeolFirst woman Pilot in Indian Air Force
Roze Millian BethewFirst woman chairman of Union Public Service Commission
Charan SinghPM of India who did not face Parliament
S. MukherjeeIndian Air Chief Marshal
Vice Admiral R.D. KatariIndian Naval Chief
Major Somnath SharmaPerson to receive Paramveer Chakra
Hargovind KhuranaPerson of Indian origin to receive Nobel Prize in Medicine
FaheinChinese traveller to visit India
Saifuddin KitchluPerson to receive Stalin Prize

First In The World

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  • The first person to reach Mount Everest    
Sherpa Tenzing, Edmund Hillary
  • The first person to reach North Pole
Robert Peary
  • The first person to reach South Pole
Amundsen
  • The first religion of the world
Hinduism
  • The first country to print book
China
  • The first country to print book
China
  • The first country to commence competitive examination
China in civil services
  • The first President of the U.S.A.
George Washington
  • The first Prime Minister of Britain
Robert Walpole
  • The first Governor General of the United Nations
Trigveli (Norway)
  • The first country to win football World cup
Uruguay
  • The first country to prepare a constitution
U.S.A.
  • The first Governor General of Pakistan
Mohd. Ali Jinnah
  • The first country to host NAM summit
Belgrade (Yugoslavia)
  • The first European to attack India
Alexander, The Great
  • The first European to reach China
Marco Polo
  • The first person to fly aeroplane
Wright Brothers
  • The first person to sail round the world
Magellan
  • The first country to send man to the moon
U.S.A.
  • The first country to launch Artificial satellite in the space
Russia
  • The first country to host the modern Olympics
Greece
  • The first city on which the atom bomb was dropped
Hiroshima (Japan)
  • The first person to land on the moon
Neil Armstrong followed by Edwin E. Aldrin
  • The first shuttle to go in space
Columbia
  • The first spacecraft to reach on Mars
Viking-I
  • The first woman Prime Minister of England
Margaret Thatcher
  • The first muslim Prime Minister of a country
Benazir Bhutto (Pakistan)
  • The first woman Prime Minister of a country
Mrs. S. Bandamaike (Sri Lanka)
  • The first woman to climb Mount Everest
Mrs. Junko Tabei (Japan)
  • The first woman cosmonaut of the world
Velentina Tereshkova (Russia)
  • The first woman President of the U.N. General Assembly
Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit
  • The first man to fly into space
Yuri Gagarin (Russia)
  • The first batsman to score, three test century in three
Mohd. Azharuddin successive tests on debut
  • The first man to have climbed Mount Everest twice
Nawang Gombu
  • The first U.S. President to resign Presidency
Richard Nixon

First In India
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Female

  • The first lady to become “Miss World”
Rita Faria
  • The first woman judge in Supreme Court
Mrs. Meera Sahib Fatima Bibi
  • The first woman Ambassador
Miss C. B. Muthamma
  • The first woman Ambassador
Miss C. B. Muthamma
  • The first woman Governor of a State in free India
Mrs. Sarojini Naidu
  • The first woman Prime Minister
Bachhendri Pal
  • The first woman to climb Mount Everest twice
Santosh Yadav
  • The first woman President of the Indian National Congress
Mrs. Annie Besant
  • The first woman chief justice of a High Court
Mrs. Leela Seth
  • The first woman pilot in Indian Air Force
Harita Kaur Dayal
  • The first woman President of the United Nations General
Mrs. Vijaya Laxmi Pandit Assembly
  • The first woman Chief Minister of an Indian State
Mrs. Sucheta Kripalani
  • The first woman chairman of Union Public Service
Roze Millian Bethew Commission
  • The first woman Director General of Police (DGP)
Kanchan Chaudhary Bhattacharya
  • The first woman Lieutenant General
Puneeta Arora
  • The first woman Air Vice Marshal
P. Bandopadhyaya
  • The first woman chairperson of Indian Airlines
Sushma Chawla
  • The first woman I.P.S. Officer
Mrs. Kiran Bedi
  • The first woman to receive Nobel Prize
Mother Teresa
  • The first woman to receive Bharat Ratna
Mrs. Indira Gandhi
  • The first woman to receive Jnanpith Award
Ashapurna Devi

Male

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  • The first President of Indian Republic
Dr. Rajendra Prasad
  • The first Prime Minister of free India
Pt. Jawahar Lal Nehru
  • The first Indian to win Nobel Prize
Rabindranath Tagore
  • The first President of Indian National Congress
W. C. Banerjee
  • The first Muslim President of Indian National Congress
Badruddin Tayyabji
  • The first Muslim President of India
Dr. Zakir Hussain
  • The first British Governor General of India
Lord William Bentinck
  • The first British Viceroy of India
Lord Canning
  • The first Governor General of free India
Lord Mountbatten
  • The first and the last Indian to be Governor General of free
C. Rajgopalachari India
  • The first man who introduced printing press in India
James Hicky
  • The first Indian to join the I.C.S.
Satyendra Nath Tagore
  • India’s first man in space
Rakesh Sharma
  • The first Prime Minister of India who resigned without
The first Prime Minister of India who resigned without
  • The first Indian Commander-in-Chief of India
General Cariappa
  • The first Chief of the Army Staff
Gen. Maharaj Rajendra Singhji
  • The first Indian member of the Viceroy’s executive council
S. P. Sinha
  • The first President of India who died while in office
Dr. Zakir Hussain
  • The first Prime Minister of India who did not face the
Charan Singh Parliament
  • The first Field Marshal of India
S. H. F. Manekshaw
  • The first Indian to get Nobel prize in Physics
C. V. Raman
  • The first Indian to receive Bharat Ratna award
Dr. Radhakrishnan
  • The first Indian to cross English channel
Mihir Sen
  • The first person to receive Jnanpith award
Sri Shankar Kurup
  • The first Speaker of the Lok Sabha
Ganesh Vasudeva Mavalankar
  • The first Vice-President of India
Dr. Radhakrishnan
  • The first Education Minister
Abul Kalam Azad
  • The first Home Minister of India
Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel
  • The first Indian Air Chief Marshal
S. Mukherjee
  • The first Indian Naval Chief
Vice Admiral R. D. Katari
  • The first judge of International Court of Justice
Dr. Nagendra Singh
  • The first person to receive Paramveer Chakra
Major Somnath Sharma
  • The first person to reach Mt. Everest without oxygen
Sherpa Anga Dorjee
  • The first Chief Election Commissioner
Sukumar Sen
  • The first person to receive Magsaysay Award
Acharya Vinoba Bhave
  • The first person of Indian origin to receive Nobel Prize in
Hargovind Khurana Medicine
  • The first Chinese traveller to visit India
Fahein
  • The first person to receive Stalin Prize
Saifuddin Kitchlu
  • The first person to resign from the central cabinet
Shyama Prasad Mukherjee
  • The first foreigner to receive Bharat Ratna
Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan
  • The first person to receive Nobel Prize in Economics
Amartya Sen
  • The first Chief Justice of Supreme Court
Justice Hiralal J. Kania