First in India- GK Question and Answer for Kerala PSC, SSC, RRB, Banking Examination

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‘First Indians’ have been an important topic in the Static GK section of various competitive examinations like PSC, SSC, RRB, Banking. Here is the list of persons who accomplish any achievement for the first time in India. The list is segregated into males and females for the ease of learning.

First in India (Male)
First Prime Minister: Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru

First President of Indian Republic: Dr Rajendra Prasad

The first president of Indian National Congress: W.C. Banerjee

The First Muslim President of INC: Badruddin Tayyabji

First Muslim President of India: Dr Zakir Hussain

First British Governor General of India: Lord William Bentinck

First British Viceroy of India: Lord Canning

First Governor General of free India: Lord Mountbatten

First Indian Governor General of free India: C. Rajgopalachari

First Chief Election Commissioner: Sukumar Sen

First Indian Pilot: J.R.D. Tata

First Indian to win Nobel Prize: Rabindranath Tagore

First Indian man in space: Rakesh Sharma

First Chief Justice of Supreme Court: Justice Hiralal J. Kania

First Speaker of the Lok Sabha: Ganesh Vasudev Mavalankar

First Vice-President of India: Dr Radhakrishnan

First Education Minister: Abul Kalam Azad

First Home Minister of India: Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel

First Indian Commander-in-Chief of India: General Cariappa

First Cheif of Army Staff:
Gen. Maharaj Rajendra Singhji

First Field Marshal of India: S.H.F. Manekshaw

First Indian Air Chief Marshal:
S. Mukharji

First Indian Naval Chief: Vice Admiral R.D. Katari

First Indian to get Nobel Prize in Physics: C.V. Raman

First Indian to receive Bharat Ratna award: Dr Radhakrishnan

First person to receive Gyanpith award: Sri Shankar Kurup

First person to receive Paramveer Chakra: Major Somnath Sharma

First person to receive Magsaysay Award: Acharya Vinoba Bhave


First in India (Female)

First Woman Prime Minister: Indira Gandhi

First Woman President: Pratibha Patil

First Woman Governor: Sarojini Naidu

First Woman Speaker of Lok Sabha: Meira Kumar 

First Woman President of INC: Annie Besant

First Woman Chief Minister of State : Sucheta Kripalani

First Woman IPS Officer: Kiran Bedi

First Woman Union Minister : Rajkumari Amrita Kaur

First Woman Judge of Supreme Court: Meera Sahib Fatima Bibi

First Indian Woman Ambassador at UN: Vijayalakshmi Pandit

First Woman to get Ashok Chakra: Nirja Bhanot

First Indian Woman to get Nobel Prize: Mother Teresa

First Indian Woman to climb Mt Everest: Bachendri Pal

First Indian Woman to become Miss World: Miss Reita Faria

First Indian Woman to become Miss Universe: Sushmita Sen

First Indian Woman to get Bharat Ratna: Indira Gandhi

First Indian Woman to get Jnanpith Award: Ashapurna Devi

First Indian Woman to go to space: Kalpana Chawla

First Indian Woman President of INC: Sarojini Naidu

First Indian Woman to win Gold in Asian Games : Kamaljeet Sandhu

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