First in India 2021 [Updated]

First in India is a very important topic in General Knowledge GK Section. The article covers males and Females in different Sections and Categories of Achievement like President, Prime Minister, Hindi movies, Nobel prize, Booker prize, first Governor, Muslim president, the first man in space and all-important details. It is very useful in the exam like UPSC, SSC, WBCS, RRB BANK WBCS, and all State PSC as well. Let’s start to discuss First in India

First in India Male :

  • The first President of the Indian Republic: Dr. Rajendra Prasad
  • The first British Governor-General of India: Lord William Bentinck(1833-1835)
  • The first British Governor-General of Bengal: Lord Warren Hasting(1774-1885)
  • 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 India: C. Rajgopalachari
  • 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 man who introduced the 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 completing the full term: Morarji Desai
  • The first Indian Commander-in-Chief of India: Field Marshal Cariappa
  • The first Chief of 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. Zakhir Hussain
  • The first Muslim President of the Indian Republic: Dr. Zakhir Hussain 
  • The first Prime Minister of India who did not face the Parliament: Charan Singh
  • The first Field Marshal of India: Field Marshal S.H.F. Manekshaw
  • The first Indian to get Nobel Prize in Physics: C.V.Raman
  • The first Indian to receive the Bharat Ratna award: Dr. Radhakrishnan
  • The first Indian to cross the English Channel: Mihir Sen
  • The First Person to receive the 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: Dr. Abdul Kalam Azad
  • The first Home Minister of India: Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel
  • The first Indian Air Chief Marshal: Air Marshal S. Mukherjee
  • The first Indian Naval Chief: Vice-Admiral R.D. Katari
  • The first Judge of the International Court of Justice: Dr. Nagendra Singh
  • The first person to reach Mt. Everest without oxygen: Sherpa Anga Dorjee
  • The first person to get Param Vir Chakra: Major Somnath Sharma
  • 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 Medicine: Har Gobind Khurana
  • The first Chinese traveler 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 person to receive Nobel Prize in Economics: Amartya Sen
  • The first Chief Justice of the Supreme Court: Justice Hiralal J. Kania 
  • The first Indian Pilot: J.R.D. Tata (1929)

First in India Female:

  • The first woman to climb Mount Everest twice: Santosh Yadav
  • The first woman President of Indian National Congress: Mrs Annie Besant
  • The first woman pilot in Indian Air Force: Harita Kaur Dayal
  • The first woman Graduates: Kadambini Ganguly and Chandramukhi Basu, 1883
  • The first woman Airline Pilot: Durba Banerjee
  • The first woman Honours Graduate: Kamini Roy, 1886
  • The first woman Olympic medal Winner: Karnam Malleswari, 2000
  • The first woman Asian Games Gold Medal Winner: Kamlijit Sandhu
  • The first woman Lawyer: Cornelia Sorabjee
  • 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. Muhammad
  • The first woman Governor of a state in free India: Mrs Sarojini Naidu
  • The first woman Speaker of a State Assembly: Shanno Devi
  • The first woman Prime Minister: Mrs. Indira Gandhi
  • The first woman Minister in a Government: Rajkumari Amrit Kaur
  • The first woman to climb Mount Everest: Bachhendri Pal
  •  First in India
  • The first woman President of United Nations General Assembly: Mrs Vijaya Laxmi Pandit
  • The first woman Chief Minister of an Indian State: Mrs Sucheta Kripalani
  • The first woman Chairman of Union Public Service Commission: Roze Millian Bethew
  • The first woman Director General of Police: Kanchan Chaudhary Bhattacharya
  • The first woman Judge: Anna Chandy (She became a judge in a district court in 1937)
  • The first woman Cheif Justice of High Court: Mrs Leela Seth (Himachal Pradesh High Court)
  • The first woman Judge in the Supreme Court of India: Kumari Justice M. Fathima Beevi
  • The first woman Lieutenant General: Lieutenant General Punita Arora
  • The first woman Air Vice Marshal: P. Bandyopadhyay
  • The first woman chairperson of Indian Airlines: Sushma Chawla
  • The first woman IPS officer: Mrs. Kiran Bedi
  • The first and last Muslim woman ruler of India: Razia Sultan
  • The first woman to receive Ashoka Chakra: Nirja Bhanot
  • The first woman to receive Jnanpith Award: Ashapurna Devi
  • The first woman to cross the English Channel: Aarti Saha
  • 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: Ashpurna Devi 

First in India Others:

  • First Wax statue of a Living: Indian Mahatma Gandhi at Madame Tussaud’s in 1939
  • First Chinese pilgrim to Visit India: Fa-hien
  • First Exclusive internet magazine: Bharat Samachar
  • First Miss India to participate in Miss Universe: Indrani Rehman
  • First President of Indian National Congress: W.C. Bannerjee, 1885
  • First Muslim President of the Indian National Congress: Badruddin Tayyabji
  • First Judge in International Court of Justice: Dr. Nagender Singh
  • First Graduate in Medicine: Soorjo Coomar Goodeve Chukerbutty
  • India’s First University: Nalanda University
  • India’s First Open University: Andhra Pradesh Open University
  • India’s First Lok Sabha Member to be elected with a record maximum number of votes: P.V.Narasimha Rao
  • First Indian to reach Antarctica: Lt. Ram Charan
  • First British to Visit India: Hawkins
  • First Test tube baby of India: Indira (Baby Harsha)
  • First Post Office Opened in India: Kolkata(1727)

First in India Governance:

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
The table mentioned-below gives the list of Important People in the field of Legislature and Judiciary Arm of Governance First in India

Who was the first in India GK?

Listed Above

What is India’s full name?

India (Hindi: Bhārat), officially the Republic of India (Hindi: Bhārat Gaṇarājya), is a country in South Asia.

Who was the first king of India?

Chandragupta Maurya 

Who got first Nobel Prize from India?

Rabindranath Tagore was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1913 for his poetry collection Gitanjali. Rabindranath Tagore, India’s first Nobel laureate

Who is the youngest Nobel Prize, winner?

Malala Yousafzai

Who is the first Indian woman to get Nobel Prize?

Mother Teresa 1979

How many Indian got Nobel Prize till now?


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