Firsts In India- General Awareness Notes For All Teaching Exams

General Awareness is one of the sections students need to prepare for DSSSB, KVS, NVS, UPTET 2020 examination. It’s time for all the aspirants aiming to get selected in DSSSB/KVS/NVS to face the challenge and prepare General Awareness, as it is equally important as Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning, English and Computers section for these Exams.

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Important Firsts in India

Firsts in India (Male)

  • First Governor General of Bengal: Warren Hastings
  • First Governor General of India: William Lord Bentinck
  • First President of Indian National Congress: C. Banerjee
  • First Indian Governor General of Independent India: Rajgopalachari
  • First Indian I.C.S. Officer: Satyendra Nath Tagore
  • First Governor General of India (after independence): Lord Louis Mountbatten
  • First Indian Cosmonaut (to go into space): Ldr. Rakesh Sharma
  • First Indian Nobel Laureate: Rabindra Nath Tagore
  • First Indian to get Bharat Ratna Awards: S. Radhakrishnan
  • First Field Marshal: General S.F.J. Manekshaw
  • First Indian to swim across the English Channel: Mihir Sen
  • First Indian to get Jnanpith Award: Shankar Kurup
  • First Indian to win Palk – Strait Ocean Swimming Contest: Baidyanath Nath
  • First Chief of Air Staff: Air Marshal Sir Thomas Elmhirst
  • First Indian Air Chief of India: Air Marshal Subroto Mukherjee
  • First Chief of Army Staff – General Maharaja Sri Rajendra Singh Ji Jadeja
  • First Chief of Naval Staff of India: Vice Admiral R.D. Katari
  • First large – scale Atomic Reactor of India: Apsara (1956)
  • First Person to get Paramvir Chakra: Major Somnath Sharma
  • First Nuclear Submarine of India: S. Chakra
  • First Indian Scientist to get Nobel Prize: Raman (Physics)
  • First Scientist of Indian origin, to get Nobel Prize in the field of Medical Science: Hargobind Khorana
  • First Indian to win Stalin Award: Saifuddin Kitchlew
  • India’s first Nuclear Centre: Tarapur
  • First Indian to win Magsaysay Award: Acharya Vinoba Bhave (1958)
  • First British to visit Mughal Court (Court of Jehangir): William Hawkins (1609)
  • First Asian Games organized: New Delhi (in 1951)
  • India’s first Election Commissioner – Sukumar Sen
  • First Muslim President of Indian National Congress: Badruddin Tayab Ji
  • First Chief Justice of India: Justice Hiralal J. Kania
  • First Person to submit the proposal of Indian Independence in a Congress Session: Maulana Hasrat Mohani
  • First foreign recipient of Bharat Ratna: Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan

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 Firsts in India (Female)

  • India’s first Woman President: Pratibha Patil
  • First Woman Chief Minister of a state: Sucheta Kriplani (Uttar Pradesh)
  • First Woman Judge of the Suprime Court: Meera Sahib Fatima Bibi
  • First Indian Woman to swim across English Channel: Arati Saha (Gupta)
  • First Indian Woman to become ‘Miss World’: Miss Reita Faria
  • First Indian Woman to become Miss Universe’: Sushmita Sen
  • First Woman to get Jnanpith Award: Ashapurna Devi
  • First Indian Woman Pilot of Indian Airlines: Durba Banerjee
  • First Indian Woman to fly an aircraft: Sarla Thakral
  • First Indian Woman to win a Gold in Asian Games: Kamaljeet Sandhu
  • First Indian Woman to win the Booker Priz: Arundhati Roy
  • First Woman Musician to get ‘Bharat Ratna’: S. Subbulakshmi
  • First Indian Woman to go into space: Kalpana Chawla

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