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First In India - CSEET

Updated: Apr 6, 2023

S.No. First in India Name

1. First President of India Dr. Rajendra Prasad

2. First Prime Minister of India Jawaharlal Nehru

3. First Governor-General of India Lord William Bentinck

4. First Vice-President of India Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan

5. First Female President of India Pratibha Patil

6. First Female Prime Minister of India Indira Gandhi

7. First Chief Election Commissioner of India Sukumar Sen

8. First Viceroy of India Lord Canning

9. First Home Minister of India Sardar Vallabhai Patel

10. First Chief Justice of India H.J Kania

11. First Female Chief Justice of India Leila Seth

12. First Education Minister of India Maulana Abul Kalam Azad

13. First Dalit President of India K.R. Narayana

14. First Transgender Mayer of India Madhu Bai Kinnar

15. First Muslim President of India Zakir Hussian

16. First Female Governor of India Sarojini Naidu

17. First Finance Minister of India R.K. Shanmukham Chetty

18. First woman Chief Minister of a State Sucheta kripalani

19. First NHRC of India Ranganath Misra

20. First Cabinet Secretary of India N.P.Pillai

21. First Minister of Information and Broadcasting Sadar Vallabhbhai Patel

22. First women Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj

23. First Speaker of Lok Sabha Ganesh Vasudev Mavalankar

24. First President of Indian National Congress W.C. Banerjee

25. First Foreign Secretary of India K.P.S Menon

First in India: Sports and Awards

26. First Indian to receive Gold Medal at Olympics Abhinav Bindra

27. First Team Medal at Olympic Field Hockey, Gold Medal

28. First woman to win in Olympics Karnam Malleswari

29. First woman to win Silver in Olympics P.V. Sindhu

30. First woman to win a medal in wrestling Sakshi Malik

31. First Badminton Player to win a medal at Olympics Saina Nehwal

32. First Chess Grandmaster of India Viswanathan Anand

33. First Woman to be awarded the Padma Shri Arati Saha

34. First Win in Cricket World Cup for India 1983

35. First Paralympics Medal Murlikant Petkar, Gold, Swimming, 1974

36. First Indian Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore

37. First Bharat Ratna Award Dr. S. Radhakrishnan

38. First Scientist to get Nobel Prize C.V. Raman

39. First woman to get Bharat Ratna Award Indira Gandhi

40. First Indian to get Ashok Chakra Rakesh Sharma (Astronaut)

41. First woman to get Ashok Chakra Nirja Bhanot

42. First Indian to get Jnanpith Award G. Shankar Kurup

43. First Transgender to get Padma Shri Narthaki Nataraj

44. First Sportsperson to get Padma Shri Balbir Singh Dosanjh

45. First Indian to receive Paramvir Chakra Major Somnath Sharma

46. First Indian to receive Oscar award Bhanu Athaiya

47. First Indian to receive Magsaysay Award Acharya Vinoba Bhave

48. First Indian to receive Stalin Prize Saifuddin Kitchlu

49. First Indian to receive Nobel Prize in Medicine Hargovind Khurana

50. First Indian to receive Nobel Prize in Economics Amartya Sen

First in India: Science, Entertainment and Miscellaneous

51. First Satellite Launched by India Aryabhata

52. First Computer developed in India TIFRAC

53. First Newspaper in India The Bengal Gazette, 1780

54. First Indian to be in Space Rakesh Sharma

55. First Female Doctor in India Rukhmabai Bhimrao Raut

56. First moon mission of India Chandrayan-1 (2008-2009)

57. First Indian to develop an Airplane Shivkar Bapuji Talpade

58. First Nuclear Plant in India Tarapur Atomic Power Plant-1

59. First silent movie in India Raja Harishchandra

60. First female mining engineer in India Chandrani Prasad Verma

61. First female entrepreneur in India Kalpana Saroj

62. First IAS officer of India Satyendranath Tagore

63. First successful nuclear test in India Operation Smiling Buddha, 18th May 1974

64. First General Election in India 1951-1952

65. First woman IPS officer in India Kiran Bedi

66. First Hindi newspaper in India Udant Martand (30 May 1826)

67. First woman to climb Mount Everest Bachhendri Pal

68. First Asian Games in India New Delhi, 1951

69. First Nuclear Reactor in India Apsara

70. First successfully indigenous launch vehicle SLV-3

71. First Temple constructed from a single rock Kailasa Temple at Ellora

72. First Dam in India Kallanai Dam

73. First Space Shuttle launched in India RLV-TD, 2016

74. First Indian Pilot in India J.R.D. Tata

75. First woman to go to space from India Kalpana Chawla

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