List of First in India

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List of First in India

First Atomic ReactorApsara (1956)
First Atomic SubmarineINS Chakra
First submarineINS Kalvari
First indigenous aircraft carrier Indian ShipINS Vikrant
First Intermediate-range Ballistic MissileAgni
First indigenously developed ballistic missile [produced by the Integrated Guided Missile Development Program (IGMDP)) known as the first Indian MissilePrithvi
First Indian Prime Minister to Lose an ElectionIndira Gandhi
The First Army Institute of Information Technology foundedHyderabad
First Test Tube Baby of IndiaHarsha Chawda
First Post-Office opened in IndiaKolkata (1727)
First Indian recipient of ‘Oscar Award’Bhanu Athaiya
First Atomic Power stationTarapur
First Asian GamesNew Delhi (1951)
First Organised UniversityNalanda University
First Doordarshan CentreNew Delhi (1951)
First Colour Television Broadcast15th August 1982
First Silent MovieRaja Harishchandra, 1913 (Director and producer- Dadasaheb Phalke)
First Indian Talkie/ Talking or Sound FilmAlam Ara, 1931 (Director— Ardeshir Irani)
First Technicolor FilmJhansi Ki Rani (Director— Sohrab Modi)
First 3D FilmMy dear Kuttichathan (Malayalam)
First Sponsored TV Serial (Drama Series) / Soap OperaHum Log (1984)
First NewspaperHicky’s Bengal Gazette (1779)
The first Woman Employment Exchange OfficeJaipur (Rajasthan)
First high-speed rural Broadband NetworkIdukki (Kerala)
First Chinese pilgrim to visit IndiaFa-Hien/Faxian
The first and last Muslim woman ruler of IndiaRazia Sultan
First English Ambassador to the court of a Mughal EmperorThomas Roe
The first British Governor-General of BengalLord Warren Hastings(1773-1785)
The first British Governor-General of IndiaLord William Bentinck(1828-1835)
The first British Viceroy of IndiaLord Canning
First Post Office Opened in IndiaKolkata (1727)
First Wax statue of a Living IndianMahatma Gandhi at Madame Tussaud’s in 1939
India’s First Open UniversityDr. B.R Ambedkar Open University, Hyderabad
India’s First UniversityNalanda University
India’s first man in SpaceRakesh Sharma
The first Speaker of the Lok SabhaGanesh Vasudeva Mavalankar
First Indian to reach AntarcticaLt. Ram Charan
First Muslim President of the Indian National CongressBadruddin Tyabji
The first and the last Indian to be Governor-General of free IndiaC. Rajagopalachari
The first Chief Election CommissionerSukumar Sen
The first Chief Justice of Supreme CourtJustice Harilal J. Kania
The first Education MinisterAbdul Kalam Azad
The first Defence Minister of IndiaBaldev Singh
The first Law Minister of IndiaDr. B R Ambedkar
The first Railway Minister of IndiaJohn Mathai
The first Finance Minister of IndiaR K Shanmukham Chetty
The first Minister of Food and Agriculture in IndiaRajendra Prasad
The first Field Marshal of IndiaS.H.F. Manekshaw
The first Governor-General of free IndiaLord Mountbatten
The first Home Minister of IndiaSardar Vallabh Bhai Patel
The first Indian Air Chief MarshalSubroto Mukerjee
The first Indian Commander-in-Chief of IndiaGeneral Cariappa
The first Indian Member of the Viceroy’s Executive CouncilS P Sinha
The first Indian Naval ChiefVice-Admiral R.D. Katari
The first Indian PilotJ.R.D. Tata (1929)
The first Indian to cross English ChannelMihir Sen
The first Indian to get Nobel Prize in PhysicsC.V. Raman
The first Indian to join the Indian Civil ServicesSatyendra Nath Tagore
The first Indian to win Nobel PrizeRabindranath Tagore
The first Indian lady to become Miss WorldRita Faria
The first Indian Judge of International Court of JusticeDr. Nagendra Singh
The first person to reach Mt. Everest without oxygenSherpa Ang Dorjee
The first woman Lieutenant GeneralPuneeta Arora
The first person to get Param Vir ChakraMajor Somnath Sharma
The first Muslim President of IndiaDr. Zakir Hussain
The first person of Indian origin to receive Nobel Prize in MedicineHargovind Khurana
The first person to receive Jnanpith awardG Shankara Kurup
The first Indian to receive Magsaysay AwardAcharya Vinoba Bhave
The first Indian to receive Nobel Prize in EconomicsAmartya Sen
The first Indian to receive Stalin PrizeSaifuddin Kitchlu
The first person to resign from the Central CabinetShyama Prasad Mukherjee
The first President of India who died while in officeDr. Zakir Hussain
The first President of Indian National CongressW.C. Banerjee
The first President of Indian RepublicDr. Rajendra Prasad
The first Prime Minister of free IndiaPt. Jawahar Lal Nehru
The first Prime Minister of India who did not face the ParliamentCharan Singh
The first Prime Minister of India who resigned without completing the full termMorarji Desai
The first Vice-President of IndiaDr. Radhakrishnan
The first woman Air Vice MarshalP. Bandopadhyaya
The first Indian woman to pilot an aircraftSarla Thukral
The first Indian woman commercial PilotDurba Banerjee
The first woman AmbassadorMiss C.B. Muthamma
The first woman Asian Games Gold Medal WinnerKamaljeet Sandhu
The first woman Chairman of Union Public Service CommissionRose Millian Bathew

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