Monday, January 25, 2010

Know First In India -II

Woman to climb mount Everest ----Bachhendri Pal
Woman Judge in Supreme Court---- Mrs. Meera Sahib Fatima Biwi
Woman Chief Justice of a High Court---- Smt. Leela Seth
Indian Woman to go in space (Now U.S. Citizen) ----Kalpana Chawla
The first Indian weightlifter to win bronze medal in Olympics---- Karnam Malleshwari (Sydney, in 2000)
The First Indian World Chess Champion---- Vishwanathan Anand
India's first paperless Newspaper ----The News Today (Launched on Jan. 3, 2001)
India's First woman Merchant Navy Officer---- Sonali Banerjee
The first Dalit Speaker of the Lok Sabha ----G. M. C. Balyogi
The first Vice-President of India to die in harness---- Krishna Kant
The first Indian woman cricketer to score double century ----Mithali Raj (August 2002 playing against England)
The first woman Air Vice-Marshal---- P. Bandopadhyaya
The first Indian to be appointed as United Nations Civilian Police Advisor---- Ms. Kiran Bedi
The first astronaut of Indian origin to perish aboard U.S. space shuttle in a tragic accident---- Dr. Kalpana Chawla (Columbia space shuttle, Feb. I, 2003)

The first woman to be appointed Deputy Governor of Reserve Bank of India ----K. J. Udeshi (appointed on June 10, 2003)
The first Indian girl to register a win in a Wimbledon tournament----Sania Mirza (2003)
The first Indian lady to win a medal in World Athletic Championship---- Anju Bobby George (Aug. 2003)
The first woman Chairman and Managing Director of NABARD---- Mrs. Ranjana Kumar
The highest individual test scorer of India---- Virendra Sehwag ( 309 runs in the first test in Multan against Pakistan)
The first Indian cricketer to make double centuries five times---- Rahul Drgvid (playing test against Pakistan in Pakistan in. April 2004)
The first Orissa woman to top I.A.S.---- Smt. Roopa Misra (Indian Civil Services Exam., 2003)
The first Sikh Prime Minister of India---- Dr. Manmohan Singh
The first woman Director General of Police of a State---- Kanchan C. Bhattacharya (DGP Uttaranchal)
The first woman to be appointed as the crime branch chief ----MeeriJ Borwankar (took over as crime branch chief of Mumbai police)
The first woman to reach the rank of Lt. General in the Indian army---- Puneeta Arora (Commandant, Armed Forces Medical College, Pune)
The first Indian to cross seven important seas by swimming---- Bula Chaudhury
The first woman to become Indian Air Force's first woman Air Marshal---- Padma Bandhopadhyay

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