Friday, June 23, 2017

List of Firsts in India

Here is list of 'firsts' in India.

 First Newspaper   Calcutta Gazette 
 First woman Governor  Sarojini Naidu
 First woman Judge  Anna Chandi
 First woman Prime Minister  Indira Gandhi
 First Governor General  C.Rajagopalachari 
 First Vice-Admiral   R.D Katari 
 First to climb Everest   Tenzing Norgay
 First woman Doctor  Khadambini Ganguli
 First woman Chief Minister  Sucheta Kriplani (UP)
 First Governor  Lord S.P Sinha 
 First Railway line   Bombai-Thane (1853) 
 First Telegraph line  Between Calcutta and Diamond Harbour 
 First Wireless broadcasting   From Mumbai (1927)
 First Nuclear Reacator  Apsara (1956)
 First Satellite launched  Aryabhatta (1975)
 First Super Computer  PARAM 8000
 First Field Marshal  Sam Hormusji Framji Jamshedji Manekshaw
 First Nuclear Power Plant  Tarapur Atomic Power Station(TAPS)
 First Indian Scientist to win Nobel Prize  Sir C.V. Raman (1930 in Physics)
 India's First indigenous built Satellite  Insat 2A
 India's First indigenous Satellite Launch Vehicle  SLV-3
 First Modern Steel Plant  IISCO-Indian Iron and Steel Company (1887)

 First woman Speaker of a State Assembly  Sushila Nayyar (Delhi Vidhan Sabha)
 First woman President of UN  Vijayalakshmi Pandit (UP)
 First Dam in India  Kallanai Dam(Tamil Nadu)
 First Miss Universe  Sushmitha Sen (1994)
 First Magsaysay Award winner  Vinoba Bhave (1958)
 First Param Vir Chakra  Major Somnath Sharma
 First Oscar winner  Bhanu Athaiya (Costume design)
 First woman Ambassador  Vijayalakshmi Pandit
 First Nobel prize winner  Rabindranath Tagore (Literature,1913)