UPSC IAS prelims Examination: First in India

General knowledge and current affairs are a vital part of the competitive examination. There are several competitive examinations in India but UPSC Civil services examination is the mother of all competitive exams. For UPSC Civil Services examination aspirant should know everything relevant under the sun. As a future IAS officer one should be familiar with the basic information about the country, the states they’re coming from. This will really help a candidate in the interview where the board members are more interested in asking such questions related to states and country.

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 Here are giving the first persons/ things happened in India which will help in the three stages of UPSC IAS Examination.

First British to Visit India

Hawkins

First Chinese pilgrim to Visit India

Fa-hien

First Indian to reach Antarctica

Lt. Ram Charan

First Judge in International Court of Justice

Dr. Nagender Singh

First Muslim President of the Indian National Congress

Badruddin Tayyabji

First Post Office Opened in India

Kolkata(1727)

First Test tube baby of India

Indira (Baby Harsha)

First Wax statue of a Living Indian

Mahatma Gandhi at Madame Tussaud’s in 1939

India’s First Lok Sabha Member to be elected with a record maximum number of votes

P.V.Narasimha Rao

India’s First Open University

Andhra Pradesh Open University

India’s First University

Nalanda University

India’s first man in Space

Rakesh Sharma

The firs Speaker of the Lok Sabha

Ganesh Vasudeva Mavalankar

The first and last Muslim woman ruler of India

Razia Sultan

The first and the last Indian to be Governor General of free India

C. Rajgopalachari

The first British Governor General of Bengal

Lord Warren Hasting(1774-1885)

The first British Governor General of India

Lord William Bentinck(1833-1835)

The first British Viceroy of India

Lord Canning

The first Chief Election Commissioner

Sukumar Sen

The first Chief Justice of Supreme Court

Justice Hirala J. Kania

The first Chief of Army Staff

Gen. Maharaj Rajendra Singhji

The first Education Minister

Abdul Kalam Azad

The first Field Marshal of India

S.H.F. Manekshaw

The first Governor General of free India

Lord Mountbatten

The first Home minister of India

Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel

The first Indian Air Chief Marshal

S. Mukherjee

The first Indian Commander-in-Chief of India

General Cariappa

The first Indian Member of the Viceroy’s executive council

S.P.Sinha

The first Indian Naval Chief

Vice Admiral R.D. Katari

The first Indian Pilot

J.R.D. Tata (1929)

The first Indian to cross English Channel

Mihir Sen

The first Indian to get Nobel Prize in Physics

C.V.Raman

The first Indian to join the Indian Civil Services

Satyendra Nath Tagore

The first Indian to receive Bharat Ratna award

Dr. Radhakrishnan

The first Indian to win Nobel Prize

Rabindranath Tagore

The first Judge of International Court of Justice

Dr. Nagendra Singh

The first lady to become Miss World

Rita Faria

The first man who introduced printing press in India

James Hicky

The first Muslim President of India

Dr. Zakir Hussain

The first Muslim President of Indian National Congress

Badruddin Tayyabji

The first Muslim President of Indian Republic

Dr. Zakhir Hussain

The first person of Indian origin to receive Nobel Prize in Medicine

Hargovind Khurana

The first person to get Param Vir Chakra

Major Somnath Sharma

The first person to reach Mt. Everest without oxygen

Sherpa Anga Dorjee

The first Person to receive Jnanpith award

Sri Shankar Kurup

The first person to receive Magsaysay Award

Acharya Vinoba Bhave

The first person to receive Nobel Prize in Economics

Amartya Sen

The first person to receive Stalin Prize

Saifuddin Kitchlu

The first person to resign from the Central Cabinet

Shyama Prasad Mukherjee

The first President of India who died while in office

Dr. Zakhir Hussain

The first President of Indian National Congress

W.C. Banerjee

The first President of Indian Republic

Dr. Rajendra Prasad

The first Prime Minister of free India

Pt. Jawahar Lal Nehru

The first Prime Minister of India who did not face the Parliament

Charan Singh

The first Prime Minister of India who resigned without completing the full term

Morarji Desai

The first Vice-President of India

Dr. Radhakrishnan

The first woman Air Vice Marshal

P. Bandopadhyaya

The first woman Airline Pilot

Durba Banerjee

The first woman Ambassador

Miss C.B. Muthamma

The first woman Asian Games Gold Medal Winner

Kamlijit Sandhu

The first woman Chairman of Union Public Service Commission

Roze Millian Bethew

The first woman chairperson of Indian Airlines

Sushma Chawla

The first woman Cheif Justice of High Court

Mrs Leela Seth (Himachal Pradesh High Court)

The first woman Chief Minister of an Indian State

Mrs Sucheta Kripalani

The first woman Director General of Police

Kanchan Chaudhary Bhattacharya

The first woman Governor of a state in free India

Mrs Sarojini Naidu

The first woman Graduates

Kadambini Ganguly and Chandramukhi Basu, 1883

The first woman Honours Graduate

Kamini Roy, 1886

The first woman IPS officer

Mrs. Kiran Bedi

The first woman Judge

Anna Chandy (She became judge in a district court in 1937)

The first woman judge in Supreme Court

Mrs. Meera Sahib Fatima Bibi

The first woman Judge in Supreme Court of India

Kumari Justice M. Fathima Beevi

The first woman Lawyer

Cornelia Sorabjee

The first woman Lieutenant General

Puneeta Arora

The first woman Minister in a Government

Rajkumari Amrit Kaur

The first woman Olympic medal Winner

Karnam Malleswari, 2000

The first woman pilot in Indian Air Force

Harita Kaur Dayal

The first woman President of Indian National Congress

Mrs Annie Besant

The first woman President of United Nations General Assembly

Mrs Vijaya Laxmi Pandit

The first woman Prime Minister

Mrs Indira Gandhi

The first woman Speaker of a State Assembly

Shanno Devi

The first woman to climb Mount Everest

Bachhendri Pal

The first woman to climb Mount Everest twice

Santosh Yadav

The first woman to cross English Channel

Aarti Saha

The first woman to receive Ashoka Chakra

Nirja Bhanot

The first woman to receive Bharat Ratna

Mrs Indira Gandhi

The first woman to receive Jnanpith Award

Ashapurna Devi

The first woman to receive Jnanpith Award

Ashpurna Devi

The first woman to receive the Nobel Prize

Mother Teresa

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