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Persons who accomplish any achievement for the first time set a benchmark for others to follow and as such make the whole nation to feel proud of them. Since these individuals achieve what had not been previously achieved by anyone before them. A question on this would find a place in Static GK section of various Bank and SSC exams such as SSC CHSL, SSC CGL, IBPS exams and SBI PO.

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List of Firsts in India (Male)

First Governor of BengalLord Clive
First Governor General of BengalWarren Hastings
First Governor General of IndiaLord William Bentinck
First Viceroy of IndiaLord Canning
First President of Indian National CongressW. C. Banerjee
First Muslim President of Indian National CongressBadruddin Tayab Ji
First Governor General of Independent IndiaLord Louis Mountbatten
First Indian Governor General of Independent IndiaC. Rajagopalachari
First Indian to pass ICS ExamSatyendra Nath Tagore
First Indian Cosmonaut (to go into space)Sqn. Ldr. Rakesh Sharma
First Commander-in-Chief of Free IndiaGeneral K. M. Cariappa
First Indian Noble LaureateRabindra Nath Tagore
First Indian Judge of International Court of JusticeDr. Nagendra Nath
First Indian to get Bharat Ratna AwardC. Rajagopalachari, Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan & C. V. Raman
First Field Marshal GeneralS. F. J. Manekshaw
First Indian to swim across the English ChannelMihir Sen
First Indian to get Jnanpeeth AwardG. Shankar Kurup
First Muslim President of IndiaDr. Zakir Hussain
First Speaker of Lok sabhaG. V. Mavlankar
First President of Independent IndiaDr. Rajendra Prasad
First Vice-President of Independent IndiaDr. S. Radhakrishnan
First Prime Minister of Independent IndiaPt. Jawahar Lal Nehru
First Home Minister of Independent IndiaSardar Vallabh Bhai Patel
First Education Minister of Independent IndiaMaulana Abul Kalam Azad
First Chief of Air Staff Air Marshal Sir Thomas Elmhirst
First Indian Air ChiefS. Mukherjee
First Chief of Army Staff GeneralM. Rajendra Singh
First Chief of Naval Staff of IndiaVice Admiral R. D. Katari
First person to get Paramvir ChakraMajor Somnath Sharma
First Indian Scientist to get Nobel priceC. V. Raman
First Chinese pilgrim to visit IndiaFa – Hien
First Indian to win Magasysay AwardAcharya Vinoba Bhave
First Minister to resign from Indian Union CabinetShyama Prasad Mukherjee
First British to visit IndiaJohn Mildenhall
First Election Commissioner of IndiaSukumar Sen
First Chief Justice of IndiaHiralal J Kania

List of Firsts in India (Female)

First Woman President of IndiaPatibha Devi Singh Patil
First Woman Prime Minister of IndiaIndira Gandhi
First Woman Governor of Indian StateSarojani Naidu
First Woman ruler of Delhi ThroneRazia Sultan
First Woman IPS OfficeKiran Bedi
First Woman Chief minister of Indian StateSucheta Kripalani (UP)
First Woman Union MinisterRajkumari Amrit kaur
First Woman President of Indian national CongressAnnie Besant
First Woman Judge of Supreme CourtMeera Sahib Fatima Bibi
First Woman to get Ashoka ChakraNirja Mishra
First Indian Woman Ambassador at United NationsVijayalakshmi Pandit
First Indian Woman to swim across English ChannelArati Saha Gupta
First Indian Woman to get the Noble PrizeMother Teresa
First Indian Woman to climb the Mount EverestBachendri Pal
First Indian Woman to become Miss WorldReita Faria
First Indian Woman to become Miss UniverseSushmita Sen
First Indian Woman to climb Mt. Everest twiceSantosh Yadav
First Indian Woman to get Bharat RatnaIndira Gandhi
First Indian Woman to win WTA TitleSania Mirza
First Indian Woman Airline PilotDurga Banerjee
First Indian Woman president of INCSarojani Naidu
First Indian Woman to win Booker PrizeArudhanti Roy
First Indian Woman to go into SpaceKalpana Chawla
First Woman to get Jnanpith AwardAshapurna Devi
First Woman Musician to get Bharat RatnaM.S. Subbulakshmi
First Woman Chief Justice of High CourtLeela Seth
First Woman Pilot in Indian Air ForceHarita kaur Dayal
First Indian woman to win Olympic MedalKarnam Malleswari
First Woman Lieutenant GeneralPuneeta Arora


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