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First in India article describes the first person of India in their respective fields, first technology in India used to develop infrastructure and first newspaper of India etc.to help India development because these made benchmarks of success to others.

The lists of first in India:

First in India
Dr. Rajendra Prasad
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  • First President of India: Dr. Rajendra prasad
  • First Muslim President of India: Dr. Zakir Hussain
  • First President of India died in office: Dr. Zakir Hussain
  • First Woman President of India: Smt. Pratiba Patil

  • First Vice-President of India: Dr. S. Radhakrishan
  • First Prime minister in India: Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru
  • First Woman Prime minister of India: Smt. Indira Gandhi
  • First Education Minister of India: Dr. S. Radhakrishan
  • First Woman present Budget in India: Smt. Indira Gandhi (1970)
  • First Woman Union Minister: Rajkumari Amrita Kaur
  • First women Chief Minister of India: Sucheta Kirpalani (U.P.)
  • First Woman Governor of India: Sarojani Naidu
  • First Speaker of the Lok Sabha: G.V. Mavalankar
  • First Woman Speaker of Lok Sabha: Meira Kumar (2009)
  • First Chief justice of India: Justice Hiralal J. Kania
  • First woman Chief Justice in India: Fatima Beevi
  • First Judge of International Court of Justice: Dr. Nagendra Singh
  • First Indian to join ICS: Satyendra Nath Tagore
  • First Female IAS Officer: Anna Rajam Malhotra
  • First Woman IPS: Kiran Bedi
  • First Woman Director General of Police in India: Kanchan Chaudhary Bhattacharya
  • 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 and last Indian Governor-General of free India: C. Rajgopalachari
  • First President of Indian National Congress: W.C.Banerjee
  • First Muslim President of Indian National Congress: Badruddin Tayyabji
  • First Woman President of INC: Annie Besant
  • First India Woman President of INC: Sarojini Naidu
  • First Indian Commander-in-Chief of India: General Cariappa
  • First Chief of Army Staff:  Gen. Maharaja 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-person to receive Paramveer Chakra: Major Somnath Sharma
  • First Woman to get Ashok Chakra: Nirja Bhanot
  • First Man climbs in Mount Everest: Avtar Singh Cheema
  • First Woman climb Mount Everest in India: Bachendri Pal
  • First Woman to Climb Mt Everest twice: Santhosh Yadav
  • First Man climbs in Mount Everest twice: Nawang Gombu. 
  • First Indian cross English Channel: Mihir Sen
  • First Indian woman to swim across the English Channel: Arati Saha
  • First Indian woman who reached Antarctica: Mahel Musa
  • First Indian in Space: Rakesh Sharma
  • First Indian woman to go to Space: Kalpana Chawla
  • First Indian Woman Ambassador at UN: Vijalakshmi Pandit
  • First Chief Election Commissioner: Sukumar Sen.                
  • First Bharat Ratna: Dr. S. RadhakrishanFirst Woman to get Bharat Ratna: Indira Gandhi
  • The first foreigner receives Bharat Ratna; Khan Abdul Gaffar Khan
  • First Woman Musician to get Bharat Ratna: M. S. Subbalakshmi.                                                                             
  • First Nobel prize in India: Rabindranath Tagore
  • The first woman gets Nobel Prize: Mother Teressa
  • First-person to receive Nobel prize in Economics: Amartya Sen.                                                                              
  • First Individual Medal in Olympic India: K.D. Jadav(1900)
  • First individual Gold Medal in Olympic independent India: Abhinav Bindra (2008)
  • First Indian Woman to win Gold Asian Games: Kamaljeet Sandhu.                                                                                        
  • First-person to receive Jnanpith award: Sri Shankar Kurup
  • First Indian Woman to get Jnanpith Award: Ashapurna Devi.                                                                                               
  • First-person to receive Magsaysay Award: Acharya Vinoba Bhave
  • First Indian Woman to Booker Prize: Arundhati Roy
  • First Oscar award:  Bhanu Athaiya
  • First Female Pilot: Saral Thakral
  • First Woman Airline Pilot: Durga Banerjee
  • First Woman Doctor: Anandi Gopal Joshi
  • First Test-tube baby: Durga A. K. Agarwal
  • First Indian Woman to become Miss world: Miss Reita Faria
  • First Indian Woman to become Miss Universe: Susmita Sen
  • First Chinese traveler to Visit India: Fahien.   
  • First Train in India: Bombay (Bori-bunder) to Thane (1853 AD)
  • First CNG train: Rohtak to Rewari(Haryana)
  • First Double Decker train:Howarh to Dhanbad(Shatabdi train).
  • First Electric train: Bombay VT to Kurla Harbor(1925)
  • First Metro: Calcutta (1884)
  • First Passenger train: Bombay (Bori-bunder) to Thane (1853 AD).
  • The first bank of India: Bank of Hindustan(1770AD)
  • First Nationalized bank of India: State bank of India (1960)
  • First ATM: HSBC, Mumbai (1987)
  • First Payment Bank: Airtel Payment Bank (2017)
  • First Foreign Bank: Standard Chartered
  • First Insurance company: Bombay Mutual Life Insurance Society (1870)
  • First Post Office: Calcutta (1774)
  • First Telegraph line: Calcutta to Diamond(1851)

  • First General election: 25 October 1951
  • First Census in India: 1881
  • First Census of Economic in India: 1977
  • First Newspaper in India: The Bengal Gazette (1780)
  • First English newspaper of India: Hickey's Bengal Gazette(1780)
  • First Printing press in India: Goa (1556)

  • First Movie in India: Raja Harishchandra(1913)
  • First Sound Movie in India: Alam Ara(1931)
  • First Colour movie in India: Kisan Kanya(1937)
  • First National Park: Jim Corbett National Park
  • First Biosphere Reserve: Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve (1986)
  • First Tiger reserve: Jim Corbett National Park
  • First Wildlife Sanctuary: Vedanthangal Lake Bird Wildlife Sanctuary(1936)
  • First Zoo: Thiruvananthapuram Zoological Park (1859)
  • First Mega food park: Lakkampally(Telangana)
  • First Mosque in India: Cheraman Juma Masjid (Kerala)
  • First Church in India: St. Thomas Church, Kerala
  • First Computer in India: TIFRAC (1950)
  • First Supercomputer: PARAM8000(1991)
  • First University: University of Calcutta (1857)
  • First IIT: Kharagpur (1951)
  • First Open University: Dr. B.R. Ambedkar University
  • First Engineering college of India: Indian institute Technology, Roorkee(1847)
  • First IIM: Calcutta
  • First Nuclear test in India: Pokhran, Rajasthan (1974)
  • First Hydroelectric power plant: Sidrapong Hydroelectric Power Station
  • First Thermal Power Station: Hussain Sagar Thermal Power Station, Hyderabad(1920)
  • First Nuclear plant: Tarapur Maharashtra (1960) 
  • First Floating Solar Power Plant: Rajarhat, Kolkata
  • First Oil well: Digboi, Assam
  • First Linguistic state in independent India: Andhra Pradesh
  • First Carbon-free state: Himachal Pradesh (2009)
  • First fully Organic state: Sikkim
  • First state start GST: Assam
  • First Panchayati raj start state: Rajasthan
  • First Open Defecation free state in India: Sikkim
  • First EVM used: Kerala (1982-1983)
  • First Sunrise: Arunachal Pradesh
  • First High court: Calcutta High court (1862)
  • First Radio station: Mysore (1936)
  • First Digital city: Sabarkantha(Gujarat)
  • First Smart City: Aurangabad Industrial City
  • First Digital village: Akodara(Gujarat)
  • First Planned city: Chandigarh
  • First Solar city: Agra (2013)
  • First Airport in India: Juhu aerodrome Mumbai (1928)
  • First Greenfield airport in India: Pakyong Airport (Sikkim)
  • First Fully Solar-Powered Airport in India: Cochin International Airport (Kerala)
  • First Insect museum: Tamilnadu agriculture university Coimbatore, Tamilnadu
  • First Muslim invader: Muhammad bin Qasim(672 CE)
  • First Muslim ruler in India:Qutub-ud-din Aibak



  

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