First in India Complete List (UPDATED Till 2021)

The list of first in India contains the achievements of first male persons in India, first female persons in India, achievements in the fields of sports, science and technology, polity, etc. This list will be beneficial for all those students who are preparing for SSC, Railways, Banking, Defence exams, etc.

INDIA’S FIRST IN NEWS 2021

  • India’s First Lithium Refinery to Be Set up in Gujarat
  • PM Modi Flagged Off India’s First Driverless Train On Delhi Metro
  • Naveen Patnaik Inaugurates India’s First ‘Fire Park’ In Bhubaneswar
  • India’s First Amputee Clinic Launched In Chandigarh
  • ONGC To Establish India’s First Geothermal Field Development Project In Ladakh
  • IOCL Launches India’s First 100 Octane Premium Petrol
  • India’s First Sandalwood Museum to come up in Mysuru, Karnataka
  • GRSE Launches ‘Himgiri’, First of Three Ships under Project 17A
  • 15-yr-old Indian-American Gitanjali Rao, becomes first-ever TIME’s “Kid Of The Year”
  • Jehan Daruvala Becomes firstt Indian To Win Formula 2 Race
  • BSNL launches World’s First Satellite-based Narrowband-IoT Network
  • First ‘Hind Kesari’ Wrestler Sripati Khanchanale passes away at 86
  • US Pilot Chuck Yeager, first man to fly faster than speed of sound, passes away at 97
  • Lakshadweep Becomes India’s First UT to be declared 100% OrganicFirst-of-its-kind National Centre for Divyang Empowerment inaugurated in Telangana
  • Kotak Mahindra Asset Management Launches India’s First International REIT Fund Of Funds
  • Maharashtra’s Ranjitsinh Disale becomes first Indian to win 2020 Global Teacher Prize
  • Karnataka’s first 11.5 megawatt power plant run on municipal waste being set up at Bidadi
  • Sandeep Kataria becomes first Indian to be appointed as global CEO of Bata
  • World Bank sanctions Rs 3 crore to set up India’s first Sand Dune Park in Goa
  • PM Modi launches India’s first seaplane service in Gujarat connecting Kevadia-Sabarmati
  • India’s First Female Cardiologist, Dr S. Padmavati Passes Away
  • SpiceJet launches India’s first dedicated freighter services to Leh in Ladakh
  • India’s first-ever E-resource centre and virtual court “Nyay Kaushal” inaugurated in Nagpur
  • Asia’s first solar power-enabled Textile Mill to be unveiled in Parbhani district of Maharashtra
  • India’s First Regional Voters’ Awareness Centre to Come Up in Jaipur
  • 1st cow hospital of Northeast inaugurated in Assam
  • India’s first ‘Moss Garden’ comes up in Nainital district uttarakhand
  • World’s first Tram library for children launched in Kolkata, West Bengal
  • India’s First Airport Coronavirus Testing Facility Launched In Delhi Indira Gandhi International Airport.
  • India’s  first multi-modal logistic park in Jogighopa, in Bongaigaon district of Assam Assam
  • Kerala becomes first Indian state to fix floor price for vegetable
  • India’s 1st solar-powered miniature train launched in Kerala
  • Asan Conservation Reserve becomes Uttarakhand’s 1st Ramsar site
  • India’s first ‘tyre park’ to come up in West Bengal
  • Kerala becomes 1st state to have completely digital, hi-tech classrooms
  • India’s 1st International Women’s Trade Centre to be set up in Kerala
  • Kerala Govt commissioned 1st Marine Ambulance ‘PRATHEEKSHA’
  • Chhattisgarh Government organises India’s first e-Lok Adalat
  • Himachal Pradesh becomes first state where everyone possess LPG connection
  • Uttarakhand  developed India’s first lichen park in Kumaon’s Munsiyari, Pithoragarh
  • Odisha becomes 1st state to get ISO for tribal hostels
  • Uttarakhand opens its biggest biodiversity park in Haldwani
  • Kerala becomes 1st state to provide free internet for the poor

Lists of First Women in India

S.NoFieldName of the PersonYearBirth Place
1First Indian Woman DoctorAnandi Gopal Joshi1886Pune, British India
2First Woman President of INCAnnie Besant1917London, UK
3First Indian Woman President of INCSarojini Naidu1925Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh (Now Telangana)
4First Indian Woman Airline PilotSarla Thakral1936New Delhi
5First Indian Woman to swim across English ChannelArati Saha1959Kolkata, West Bengal
6First Indian woman to get Arjuna AwardStephie D’Souza1963Goa
7First Indian Woman to become Miss WorldMiss Reita Faria1966British Bombay (Now Mumbai)
8First Indian Woman to win Gold in Asian
Games
Kamaljeet Sandhu1970Punjab
9First Indian Woman to get Bharat RatnaIndira Gandhi1971Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh
10First Indian Woman to get Jnanpith AwardAshapoorna Devi1976Culcutta (Now Kolkata, West Bengal)
11First Indian Woman to get Nobel PrizeMother Terasa1979West Germany (Now Macedonia)
12First Indian Women to win Oscar AwardBhanu Athaiya1983Kolhapur, British India (Now Maharashtra)
13First Indian Woman to climb Mt EverestBachendri Pal1984Uttrakashi (Now Uttarakand)
14First Woman to get Ashok ChakraNirja Bhanot1987Chandigarh, Punjab
15First Woman Judge of Supreme CourtMeera Sahib Fatima Bibi1989Pathanamthitta, Kerala
16First Indian Woman to become Miss UniverseSusmita Sen1994Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh (Now Telangana)
17First Indian Woman to Booker PrizeArundhati Roy1997Shillong, Assam (Present Meghalaya)
18First Indian Woman to go to spaceKalpana Chawla1997Karnal, Punjab (Now Haryana)
19First Woman Musician to get Bharat RatnaMS Subbalakshmi1998Madurai, Tamilnadu
20First Indian Woman to win Medal in OlymbicKarnam Malleswari2000Andhra Pradesh
21First Indian Woman to win WTA TitleSania Mirza2004Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh (Now Telangana)
22India’s First Woman Governor (Uttar Pradesh)Sarojini Naidu1947 – 1949Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh (Now Telangana)
23First Indian Woman Ambassador at UNVijalakshmi Pandit1947 – 1949Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh
24First Woman Union Minister (Minister of Health)Rajkumari Amrita Kaur1947 – 1957Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh
25First Woman Chief Minister of State (Uttar Pradesh)Sucheta Kripalani1963 – 1967Ambala, Punjab (Now in Haryana)
26India’s First Woman Prime MinisterIndira Gandhi1966-1977Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh
27India’s First Woman IPS OfficerKiran Bedi1975 (In Delhi)Amritsar, Punjab.
28First Indian Woman to climb Mt Everest twiceSanthosh Yadhav1992, 1993Haryana
29India’s First Woman PresidentPratiba Patil2007 – 2012Maharashtra
30First transgender woman to be a police officer in India (Dharmapuri)K Prithika Yashini2017 (Dharmapuri)Tamilnadu

Lists Of First Men in India

.NoFieldName of the PersonYearBirth Place
1First Governor of BengalLord Robert Clive1758England
2First Governor General of BengalWarren Hastings1773England
3First Governor General of IndiaLord William Bentinck1828England
4First President of Indian RepublicDr Rajendra Prasad1950Bihar
5First Field MarshalGen SFJ Manekshaw1971Punjab
6First Indian to get Jnanpeeth AwardG Shankar Kurup1965Cochin, Kerala
7First Indian to swim across Indian ChannelMihir Sen1958Bengal, British India
8First Indian Nobel laureateRabindranath Tagore1913Kolkata, Bengal
9First Pilgrim to visit IndiaMegasthenes302 BCSyria
10First Chinese Pilgrim to visit IndiaFa-Hien399China
11First Indian PilotJRD Tata1929Paris, France
12First man to climb Mt Everest twiceNawang Gombu1965Nepal
13First Indian Governor General of Independent IndiaC Rajgopalachari1948Thorapalli, Madras Presidency (Now Tamilnadu)
14First Governor General of India (After Independence)Lord Louis Mountbatten1947England
15First Commander in Chief of Free IndiaGen KM Cariappa1949Kodagu, British India (Now Karnataka)
16First Indian Judge of International Court of JusticeDr Nagendra Singh1985Rajasthan
17First Indian to receive Bharat Ratna AwardC Rajgopalachari1954Thorapalli, Madras Presidency (Now Tamilnadu)
Dr S RadhakrishananTiruthani, Madras Presidency (Now Tamilnadu)
C. V. RamanTrichy, Madras Presidency (Now Tamilnadu)
18First Muslim President of Indian RepublicDr Zakir Hussain1967Hyderabad, Telangana
19First Indian to win Palk Strait Ocean Swimming ContestBaidyanath Nath
20First President of Indian national CongressWomesh Chunder Bonnerjee1885Calcutta, British India (Now Kolkata)
21First Indian Scientist to get Nobel PrizeCV Raman (Physics)1930Trichy, Madras Presidency (Now Tamilnadu)
22India’s First Chief Election CommissionerSukumar Sen1950Bengal
23First Scientist of Indian Origin to get Nobel Prize in the field of Medical ScienceDr Hargovind Khurana1968Raipur, Punjab
24First Scientist of Indian Origin to get Nobel Prize in ChemistryVenkatraman Ramakrishnan2009Cuddalore, Tamilnadu
25First Indian-born to get Nobel Prize in PeaceKailash Sathyarthi2014Madhya Pradesh
26First Sports Person to get Bharat RatnaSachin Tendulkar2014Maharashtra
27First Chief Minister to die in OfficeCN Annadurai,1969Tamilnadu
28First Indian Sound Film DirectorAlam Ara, directed by Ardeshir Irani1931Pune, Maharashtra
29First Indigenously made colour film directorKisan Kanya, directed by Moti B1937Sind, Pakistan
30First Chief Justice of IndiaJustice Hiralal J kania1950Surat, Gujarat
31First Indian to win Stalin AwardSaiffudin Kichlu1952Amritsar, Punjab
32First Education Minister of Independent IndiaMaulana Abul Kalam Azad1947Saudi Arabia
33First Prime Minister of Independent IndiaPandit Jawaharlal Nehru1947Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh
34First Home Minister of Independent IndiaSardar Vallahbhai Patel1947
35First Vice President of Independent IndiaDr S Radhakrishnan1952Tiruthani, Madras Presidency (Now Tamilnadu)
36First Chief of Air StaffAir Marshal Sir Thomas Elmhirst1947England
37First Indian Air Chief of IndiaAir Marshal S Mukherjee1954Culcutta
38First Chief of Army StaffGen M Rajendra Singh1955Katiawar (Now Gujarat)
39First Chief of Naval Staff of IndiaVice Admiral RD Katari1958Chingleput, Madras Presidency ( Now Tamilnadu)
40First Sikh President of IndiaGyani Zail Singh1982Punjab
41First Indian to climb Mt Everest without Oxygen CylinderSherpa Phu Dorjee1984Nepal
42First Speaker of Lok SabhaGV Mavlankar1952Vadodara, Gujarat
43First Indian Male Recipient of Oscar AwardSatyajitray1992Calcutta, British India (Now Kolkata)
44First Finance Minister of IndiaRK Shanmukham Chetty1947Coimbatore, Tamilnadu
45First Indian to win Ramon Magasaysay AwardAcharya Vinoba Bhave1958Raigad, British India
46First President of India to die in officeDr Zakir Hussain1969Hyderabad, Telangana
47First British Prime Minister to visit IndiaHarold Mc Millan1958England
48First Indian Space TouristSantosh George2008Kerala
49First Indian to reach South PoleCol IK Bajaj1989Punjab
50First American President to visit IndiaDwight David Eisenhower1959USA
51First Indian CosmonautRakesh Sharma1984Punjab
52First Indian Prime Minister to resign from OfficeMorarji Desai1979Gujarat
53First Foreign recipient of Bharat RatnaKhan Abdul Gaffar Khan1987Pakistan
54First Indian recipient of Nobel Prize in EconomicsDr Amartya Sen1998Kolkata, Bengal
55First Deputy Prime Minister of IndiaSardar Vallabhai Patel1947Gujarat
56First Indian to win World Billiards TrophyWilson Jones1958Maharashtra
57First Law Minister of IndiaBR Ambedkar1947Madhya Pradesh

First in India – Governance

First President of IndiaDr. Rajendra Prasad
First Vice-President of IndiaSarvepalli Radhakrishnan
First President of Indian National CongressWomesh Chandra Bannerjee
First Prime Minister of IndiaJawaharlal Nehru
First Chief Election Commissioner of IndiaSukumar Sen
First Viceroy of IndiaLord Canning
First Governor-General of IndiaLord William Bentinck
First Chief Justice of IndiaH.J Kania
First Speaker of Lok SabhaG. V. Mavlankar
First Home Minister of IndiaSardar Vallabhai Patel
First Chairperson of Lokpal of IndiaPinaki Chandra Ghose

First in India – Science

First hydroelectric plantSidrapong (Darjeeling)
First Man in SpaceRakesh Sharma
First Nuclear ReactorApsara (Maharashtra)
First satelliteAryabhatta
First successfully indigenous launch vehicleSLV-3
First genetically modified food product in IndiaBt. Eggplant Hybrid [Banned]
First to pass the examination of the Indian Medical Service (IMS)Surjo Kumar Chakroborty
First Indian to be appointed as the deputy director-general of programmes (DDP) of the World Health Organization (WHO)Dr. Soumya Swaminathan
First satellite earth station for domestic communicationsSecunderabad
First Indian to get Nobel Prize in PhysicsC.V Raman

First in India – Sports

First Olympics Team MedalGold in Field Hockey (1928, Summer Olympics)
First Indian woman wrestler to win an Asian gold medalNavjot Kaur
First Indian woman badminton player to win an Asian Games medalSaina Nehwal
First Indian woman to win a medal at Asian GamesSanthi Soundarajan
First person to win the international bronze medal in skiingAanchal Thakur
First Woman to Win an Olympic Silver MedalP. V. Sindhu in Badminton
First female to represent India at the Summer OlympicsNora Polley, 1924 Summer Olympics
First Individual Gold Medal won byAbhinav Bindra, 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing
First Woman to Win a Medal in WrestlingSakshi Malik won Bronze in the 2016 Summer Olympics

First in India – Architecture

First temple constructed from a single rockKailasa temple at Ellora
First church in IndiaSt. Thomas Church, Palayoor
First mosque in IndiaCheraman Juma Mosque in Methala
First dam in IndiaKallanai Dam
First Indian temple with many interconnected structuresBrihadeeswarar Temple, Tamil Nadu

List of First in India – Mostly Asked

First Indian to reach AntarcticaLt. Ram Charan
First British to Visit IndiaThomas Roe
First Chinese pilgrim to Visit IndiaFa-Hien/Faxian
First Judge in International Court of JusticeDr. Nagender Singh
First Muslim President of the Indian National CongressBadruddin Tayyabji
First Post Office Opened in IndiaKolkata(1727)
First Wax statue of a Living IndianMahatma Gandhi at Madame Tussaud’s in 1939
India’s First Lok Sabha Member to be elected with a record maximum number of votesP.V.Narasimha Rao
India’s First Open UniversityDr B.R Ambedkar Open University
India’s First UniversityNalanda University
India’s first man in SpaceRakesh Sharma
The first Speaker of the Lok SabhaGanesh Vasudeva Mavalankar
The first and last Muslim woman ruler of IndiaRazia Sultan
The first and the last Indian to be Governor-General of free IndiaC. Rajgopalachari
The first British Governor-General of BengalLord Warren Hastings(1774-1885)
The first British Governor-General of IndiaLord William Bentinck(1833-1835)
The first British Viceroy of IndiaLord Canning
The first Chief Election CommissionerSukumar Sen
The first Chief Justice of Supreme CourtJustice Hirala J. Kania
The first Chief of Army StaffGen. Maharaj Rajendra Singhji
The first Education MinisterAbdul Kalam Azad
The first Field Marshal of IndiaS.H.F. Manekshaw
The first Governor-General of free IndiaLord Mountbatten
The first Home Minister of IndiaSardar Vallabh Bhai Patel
The first Indian Air Chief MarshalS. Mukherjee
The first Indian Commander-in-Chief of IndiaGeneral Cariappa
The first Indian Member of the Viceroy’s executive councilS.P.Sinha
The first Indian Naval ChiefVice-Admiral R.D. Katari
The first Indian PilotJ.R.D. Tata (1929)
The first Indian to cross English ChannelMihir Sen
The first Indian to get Nobel Prize in PhysicsC.V.Raman
The first Indian to join the Indian Civil ServicesSatyendra Nath Tagore
The first Indian to receive Bharat Ratna awardDr. Radhakrishnan
The first Indian to win Nobel PrizeRabindranath Tagore
The first Judge of International Court of JusticeDr. Nagendra Singh
The first lady to become Miss WorldRita Faria
The first man who introduced printing press in IndiaJames Hicky
The first Muslim President of IndiaDr. Zakir Hussain
The first Muslim President of Indian National CongressBadruddin Tayyabji
The first Muslim President of Indian RepublicDr. Zakhir Hussain
The first person of Indian origin to receive Nobel Prize in MedicineHargovind Khurana
The first person to get Param Vir ChakraMajor Somnath Sharma
The first person to reach Mt. Everest without oxygenSherpa Anga Dorjee
The first Person to receive Jnanpith awardSri Shankar Kurup
The first person to receive Magsaysay AwardAcharya Vinoba Bhave
The first person to receive Nobel Prize in EconomicsAmartya Sen
The first person to receive Stalin PrizeSaifuddin Kitchlu
The first person to resign from the Central CabinetShyama Prasad Mukherjee
The first President of India who died while in officeDr. Zakhir Hussain
The first President of Indian National CongressW.C. Banerjee
The first President of Indian RepublicDr. Rajendra Prasad
The first Prime Minister of free IndiaPt. Jawahar Lal Nehru
The first Prime Minister of India who did not face the ParliamentCharan Singh
The first Prime Minister of India who resigned without completing the full termMorarji Desai
The first Vice-President of IndiaDr. Radhakrishnan
The first woman Air Vice MarshalP. Bandopadhyaya
The first woman Airline PilotDurba Banerjee
The first woman AmbassadorMiss C.B. Muthamma
The first woman Asian Games Gold Medal WinnerKamlijit Sandhu
The first woman Chairman of Union Public Service CommissionRoze Millian Bethew
The first woman chairperson of Indian AirlinesSushma Chawla
The first woman Cheif Justice of High CourtMrs Leela Seth (Himachal Pradesh High Court)
The first woman Chief Minister of an Indian StateMrs Sucheta Kripalani
The first woman Director General of PoliceKanchan Chaudhary Bhattacharya
The first woman Governor of a state in free IndiaMrs Sarojini Naidu
The first woman GraduatesKadambini Ganguly and Chandramukhi Basu, 1883
The first woman Honours GraduateKamini Roy, 1886
The first woman IPS officerMrs. Kiran Bedi
The first woman JudgeAnna Chandy (She became judge in a district court in 1937)
The first woman judge in Supreme CourtMrs. Meera Sahib Fatima Bibi
The first woman Judge in Supreme Court of IndiaKumari Justice M. Fathima Beevi
The first woman LawyerCornelia Sorabjee
The first woman Lieutenant GeneralPuneeta Arora
The first woman Minister in a GovernmentRajkumari Amrit Kaur
The first woman Olympic medal WinnerKarnam Malleswari, 2000
The first woman pilot in Indian Air ForceHarita Kaur Dayal
The first woman President of Indian National CongressMrs Annie Besant
The first woman President of United Nations General AssemblyMrs Vijaya Laxmi Pandit
The first woman Prime MinisterMrs Indira Gandhi
The first woman Speaker of a State AssemblyShanno Devi
The first woman to climb Mount EverestBachhendri Pal
The first woman to climb Mount Everest twiceSantosh Yadav
The first woman to cross English ChannelAarti Saha
The first woman to receive Ashoka ChakraNirja Bhanot
The first woman to receive Bharat RatnaMrs. Indira Gandhi
The first woman to receive Jnanpith AwardAshapurna Devi
The first woman to receive Jnanpith AwardAshpurna Devi
The first woman to receive the Nobel PrizeMother Teresa
First in India Complete List (UPDATED Till 2021)

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