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Dear friends, here is a long and complete list of First in India to remember for competitive exams. The list contains achievements which were achieved by extra-ordinary peoples in India in different categories -

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1.   Governor-General of Independent India ------ Lord Lewis Mountbatten
2.   Indian Governor-General of Independent India ------ Chakravarti Rajgopalachari
3.   Indian Commander-in-Chief of Free India ------ General Kodandera Madappa Cariappa, 1949
4.   Field Marshall ------ General S. H. F. J. Manekshaw
5.   Speaker of loksabha ------ Shri G.V. Mavalankar (15 May 1952- 27 February 1956).
6.   President ------ Dr. Rajendra Prasad
7.   Vice-President ------ Dr. Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan
8.   Prime-Minister ------ Pt. Jawahar Lal Nehru
9.   Home Minister ------ Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel
10.       Finance Minister of India ------ R. K. Shanmukham Chetty
11.       Auditor General of India ------ V. Narahari Rao
12.       Director of CBI ------ DP Kohli
13.       National Security Adviser ------ Brijesh Mishra
14.       Governor of RBI ------ Sir Osborne Smith
15.       Non-Congress Prime-Minister ------ Morarji Desai from Janata Party in 1977-79.
16.       British Governor-General of Bengal ------ Warren-Hastings
17.       Space traveler ------ S. Leader-Rakesh Sharma
18.       C. S. ------ Satendra Nath Tagore
19.       Woman IAS ------ Anna Ranjan George, 1950
20.       Sportsperson to received Bharat Ratna ------ Sachin Tendulkar
21.       Swimmer who crossed over the English channel by swimming ------ Mihir Sen
22.       Woman to swim across the English Channel ------ Arati Saha, 1959
23.       Raman-Magsaysay awardee ------ Acharya Vinoba Bhave
24.       Nobel prize winner ------ Rabindra Nath Tagore
25.       Nobel Prize in Physics ------ C. V. Raman in 1930
26.       President of National Congress ------ Wyomesh Chand Banerjee
27.       Chairman of Lok Sabha ------ G. B. Mavlankar
28.       First Woman Chief Minister ------ Sucheta Kriplani
29.       Woman Speaker of Lok Sabha ------ Smt. Meira Kumar, 2009
30.       Chief Election Commissioner ------ Sukumar Sen
31.       Indian Chairman in International Court ------ Justice Dr. Nagendra Singh
32.       Foreigner awardee of Bharat Ratna ------ Khan Abdul Gaffar Khan
33.       Leader of the Indian Antarctica Mission ------ Dr. Syed Zahuv Quasim
34.       Chief Justice of Supreme Court ------ Justice Hiralal J. Kaniya
35.       Awarded with ‘Bharat Ratnas’ ------ Dr. Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan, Chakravarti Rajgopalachari, Sir C. B. Raman
36.       Woman Awarded with ‘Bharat Ratna’ ------ Indira Gandhi
37.       Commandeer of the Order of Arts and Letters ------ Mrinal Sen
38.       Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letter ------ Sivaji Ganeshan
39.       Posthumally Bharat Ratna Awardee ------ Lal Bahadur Shastri
40.       Person awarded Bhartiya-Gyan-Peeth Purskar ------ G. Shankar Kurup (Malayalam–1965)
41.       Woman awarded with Bhartiya-Gyan-Peeth Purskar ------ Ashapurna Devi, 1976
42.       Woman Sahitya Akademi Award Winner ------ Amrita Pritam, 1956
43.       Woman Honours Graduate ------ Kamini Roy
44.       Woman Director General of Police ------ Kanchan C Bhattacharya
45.       Successful Surgeon who transplanted heart ------ Dr. P. Venugopal
46.       Woman to received Nobal Prize ------ Mother Teresa
47.       Woman Governor ------ Sarojini Naidu
48.       Licensed Pilot ------ J R D Tata
49.       Woman Air Pilot ------ Durba Banerjee
50.       Woman Teacher ------ Savitribai Phule
51.       Successful heart transplanted person ------ Devi Ram (1994)
52.       President of National Human Rights Commission ------ Justice Rangnath Mishra
53.       Hindi Literature person-awarded Bhartiya Gyan Peeth Purskar ------ Sumitra Nandan Pant (1968)
54.       Indian who won the World Billiard award ------ Wilson Jans
55.       Indian who won the Grammy award ------ Pt. Ravi Shankar
56.       Person delivered the Lecture in Hindi in U.N.O. ------ Atal Bihari Bajpai (1977)
57.       Indian member in British House of Commons ------ Dada Bhai Naoroji (1892)
58.       First President of Indian Science Congress ------ Sir Asutosh Mukherjee
59.       Mountaineer who scaled Mount Everest 8 times ------ Sherpa-Augarita
60.       Writer who was awarded ‘Vyas Samman’ ------ Ramvilas Sharma
61.       Indian Managing Director of World Bank ------ Gautam Kazi
62.       Player awarded ‘Padam Bhusan’ ------ C. K. Naidu
63.       Actress to win Padma Shri Award ------ Nargis Dutt, 1958
64.       Indian players played Davis Cup ------ M. Salim and S. M. Jacob (Singles), A. A. Faiyaz and L. S. Dare (Doubles) (1921)
65.       Tennis Grandslam title winner ------ Mahesh Bhupati
66.       Indian player who played the test cricket ------ K. S. Ranjeet Singh (from England)
67.       Scientist elected for Lok Sabha ------ Dr. Meghnad Saha
68.       Scientist awarded Ghanshyam Das Birla award ------ Prof. Ashish Datta (1991)
69.       Literature who was awarded Murti Devi Purskar ------ C. K. Nagraj Rao (1993)
70.       Person, who became High Commissioner in Great Britain ------ V. K. Krishna-Menon
71.       Indian who was awarded the Lenin Peace Prize ------ Dr. Safuddin Kichlu (1952)
72.       First Indian who contested the election for British Parliament ------ Lal Mohan Ghose
73.       Woman Graduates ------ Kadambini Ganguly and Chandramukhi Basu, 1883
74.       Woman Chief Justice of High Court ------ Leila Seth, Himachal Pradesh, 1991
75.       An Indian, appointed the judge of High Court, during the British period ------ Ram Prasad Ram
76.       Indian member of Viceroy Executive Council ------ Sir. S. P. Sinha
77.       Leanin Peace Prize ------ Saifuddin Kitchlew
78.       Chairman of Finance Commission ------ K. C. Niogi
79.       Woman Doctorate of Science ------ Asima Chatterjee (1944)
80.       Woman IPS ------ Kiran Bedi
81.       Woman Supreme Court judge ------ Kumari Fathima Beevi
82.       Indian member of American Congress ------ Deleep Singh
83.       Editor of Time Magazine ------ Bobby Ghosh
84.       Director of CBI becoming Governor ------ Ashwani Kumar
85.       Person to reach the North Pole ------ Squadron Leader Sanjay Thapar
86.       Person to reach the South Pole ------ Col Jatinder Kumar Bajaj
87.       Nishan-e-Pakistan ------ Morarji Desai, 1990
88.       Magsaysay Award ------ Vinoba Bhave, 1958
89.       Miss World ------ Reita Faria in 1966
90.       Miss Asia Pacific ------ Zeenat Aman in 1970
91.       Miss Universe ------ Sushmita Sen in 1994
92.       Miss Earth ------ Nicole Faria in 2010
93.       Place to get electricity ------ Darjeeling in 1897
94.       Sound film ------ Alam Ara (1931) directed by Ardeshir Irani
95.       Color film ------ Kisan Kanya (1937), directed by Moti B. Gidvani
96.       Oscar winner ------ Bhanu Athaiya for Best Costume Design for Gandhi (film) in 1982.
97.       Dadasaheb Phalke Award ------ Devika Rani in 1969
98.       Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters ------ Sivaji Ganesan
99.       Test-tube baby ------ Durga Agarwal, born 1978
100.   Newspaper ------ Hickey's Bengal Gazette started in 1760
101.   First Lady Doctor ------ Anandibai Joshi
102.   Satellite ------ Aryabhata, launched on 19 April 1975
103.   Man to climb Mt Everest ------ Tenzing Norgay
104.   Man to climb Mt Everest without oxygen ------ Phu Dorjee, 1984
105.   Woman to climb Mt everest ------ Bachendri Pal
106.   District to achieve 100% literacy rate ------ Ernakulam district, Kerala, 1990
107.   Captain in Tests ------ C. K. Nayudu for the 1932 tour of England
108.   ODI captain ------ Ajit Wadekar
109.   Bowler who made hat-trick in Test Cricket ------ Harbhajan Singh
110.   Batsman who made 300 runs in test Cricket ------ Virendra Sehwag
111.   First Marshal of Indian Air Force ------ Arjan Singh
112.   Individual Medal in Olympic games ------ KD Jadhav
113.   Grandmaster ------ Viswanathan Anad
114.   Woman Grandmaster ------ Koneru Humpy
115.   First Indian who individually won the Gold medal in Olympic games ------ Abhinav Bindra
116.   First Indian who won the Bronze medal in Boxing in Olympic games ------ Vijendra Kumar
117.   Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge ------ Srinivasa Ramanujan
118.   Fellow of the Royal Society ------ Ardaseer Cursetjee
119.   Woman External Affairs Minister ------ Sushma Swaraj
120.   First Gold Medalist on International Track ------ Hima Das


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