List of First in India- SSC CGL/SSC CHSL

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General Awareness is one such section that plays a significant role in increasing the score in any competitive examination. If you go through any SSC or Railways examination question paper, you will notice that the General Awareness section generally consists of three sections i.e. Static G.K and Current Affairs out of which the majority of marks holds by the Static G.K section followed by Current Affairs. In today’s blog post I am providing a list of First in India which is one of the frequently asked topics in the General Awareness section.

This topic is useful for those who are preparing for SSC and Railways examinations because questions from this topic are frequently asked in SSC, Railways and state level government exams.  You can expect questions of 1 to 2 marks form this. Therefore, make sure you note down the list properly in your notebook. As you know that revision is the key, hence, do not forget to revise it on a weekly basis in order to gain a grip over this topic. Following is the list of First happened in India.

List of First in India

Name of the Personalities Field/Designation
Bhanu Athaiya for Best costume design for Gandhi(film) in 1982 Oscar Winner
Devika Rani, 1969 Dadasaheb Phalke Award
Durga Agarwal, 1978 Test Tube Baby
Dr. Zakir Hussain Muslim President of India
Lord William Bentinck British Governor General of India
Morarji Desai PM of India who resigned without completing full term
Gen. Maharaj Rajendra Singhji Chief of the Army Staff
S.P. Sinha Indian member of the Viceroy’s executive council
Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Person to resign from the central cabinet
Amartya Sen Person to receive Nobel Prize in Economics
Hickey’s Bengal Gazette,1760 News Paper
Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan (13-may-1952) Vice President
Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru Prime Minister
Sardar Vallabh bhai Patel Home Minister
R.K Shanmukham Chetty Finance Minister
V. Narahari Rao Auditor-General
DP Kohli Director of CBI
Brijesh Mishra National Security Adviser
Sir Osborne Smith Governor of RBI
Balkrishna Doshi First Indian architect to win prestigious Pritzker Prize
Lord Lewis Mountbatten Governor General of Independent India
Chakravarti Rajagopalachari Indian Governor General of Independent India
General K.M. Cariappa,1949 Commander in Chief
General S.H.F.J. Manekshaw Field Marshall
G.V Mavalankar(1952 to 56) Speaker of Lok Sabha
Dr. Rajendra Prasad(26-Jan-1950) President
Amrita Pritam Woman Sahitya Akademi Award winner
Kamini Roy Woman Honours Graduate
Kanchan C Bhattacharya Woman DGP
Mother Teresa Woman Noble Prize Awardee
Warren Hastings British Governor General of Bengal
Squadron Leader Mr. Rakesh Sharma Space Traveller
Anna Ranjan George,1950 Woman IAS
Satendra Nath Tagore Indian Civil Service
Sachin Tendulkar Sports Person to receive Bharat Ratna
Mihir Sen Swimmer who crossed English channel by swimming
Arati Saha Woman to swim across English Channel
Acharya Vinoba Bhave Raman-Magsaysay Awardee
Rabindra Nath Tagore Nobel Prize winner
Sir C.V Raman Nobel Prize in Physics
Sucheta Kriplani Woman Chief Minister
Smt. Meira Kumar Woman Speaker of Lok Sabha
Sukumar Sen Chief Election Commissioner
Justice Dr. Nagendra Singh Indian Chairman in International Court
Khan Abdul Gaffar Khan Bharat Ratna to Foreigner
Dr. Syed Zahuv Quasim Leader of Indian Antarctica Mission
Justice Hiralal J. Kaniya Chief Justice of Supreme Court
Dr. S Radhakrishnan, C Rajagopalachari & Sir C.V Raman Awarded with Bharat Ratna
Indira Gandhi Woman Awarded with Bharat Ratna
Mrinal Sen Commandeur of the order of Arts & Letters
Sivaji Ganeshan Chevalier of the order of Arts & Letters
Lal Bahadur Shastri Posthumous Bharat Ratna Awardee
G. Shankar Kurup(Malayalam-1965) Bharatiya Gyan Peeth Puraskar
Ashapurna Devi,1976 Woman Gyan Peeth Puraskar
Sarojini Naidu Woman Governor
J R D Tata Licensed Pilot
Durba Banerjee Woman Air Pilot
Savitribai Phule Woman Teacher
Pt. Ravi Shankar Grammy Award
Atal Bihari Vajpayee (1977) Person delivered lecture in Hindi in U.N.O
Dada Bhai Naoroji (1892) Indian Member in British House of Commons
Ramvilas Sharma Vyas Samman Awardee
Gautam Kazi Indian MD of World Bank
C.K Naidu Player awarded ‘Padma Bhushan’
Nargis Dutt Actress to win ‘Padma Shri’ Award
Dr. Meghnad Saha Scientist Elected for Lok Sabha
Dr. Safuddin Kichlu Lenin Peace Prize Awardee
Leila Seth, Himachal Pradesh, 1991 Woman Chief Justice of High Court
Ram Prasad Ram High Court Judge during British Rule
K.C Niogi Chairman of Finance Commission
Kiran Bedi Woman IPS
Kumari Fathima Beevi Woman Supreme Court Judge
Squadron Leader Sanjay Thapar Person to reach North Pole
Col. Jatinder Kumar Bajaj Person to reach South Pole
Reita Faria, 1966 Miss World
Zeenat Aman, 1970 Miss Asia Pacific
Sushmita Sen, 1994 Miss Universe
Nicole Faria, 2010 Miss Earth
Darjeeling, 1897 Place to get Electricity
Alam Ara, 1931 Sound Film
Kisan Kanya, 1937 Colour Film
Anandibai Joshi First Lady Doctor
Aryabhata, 19-Apr-1975 Satellite
Tenzing Norgay Man to climb Mt. Everest
Phu Dorjee, 1984 Man to climb Mt. Everest without oxygen
Bachendri Pal Woman to climb Mt. Everest
Viswanathan Anand Grandmaster
Koneru Humpy Woman Grandmaster
Srinivasa Ramanujan Fellow of Trinity college, Cambridge
Ardaseer Cursetjee Fellow of Royal Society
Smt. Sushma Swaraj Woman External Affairs Minister
Abhinav Bindra Won gold medal in Olympic games
Miss C.B. Muthumma The first woman Ambassador
Santosh Yadav First woman to climb Mount Everest twice
Harita Kaur Deol First woman Pilot in Indian Air Force
Roze Millian Bethew First woman chairman of Union Public Service Commission
Charan Singh PM of India who did not face Parliament
S. Mukherjee Indian Air Chief Marshal
Vice Admiral R.D. Katari Indian Naval Chief
Major Somnath Sharma Person to receive Paramveer Chakra
Hargovind Khurana Person of Indian origin to receive Nobel Prize in Medicine
Fahein Chinese traveller to visit India
Saifuddin Kitchlu Person to receive Stalin Prize

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