October 19, 2013

First in India - MISC: General Awareness

First in India - MISC
First Wax statue of a Living Indian
Mahatma Gandhi at Madame Tussaud's in 1939
First Chinese pilgrim to Visit India
First Exclusive internet magazine
Bharat Samachar
First Miss India to participate in Miss Universe
Indrani Rehman
First President of Indian National Congress
W.C. Bannerjee, 1885
First Muslim President of the Indian National Congress
Badruddin Tayyabji
First Judge in International Court of Justice
Dr. Nagender Singh
First Graduate in Medicine
Soorjo Coomar Goodeve Chukerbutty
India's First University
Nalanda University

India's First Open University
Andhra Pradesh Open University
India's First Lok Sabha Member to be elected with a record maximum number of votes
P.V.Narasimha Rao
First Indian to reach Antarctica
Lt. Ram Charan
First British to Visit India
First Test tube baby of India
Indira (Baby Harsha)
First Post Office Opened in India
Indian to swim across the English Channel
 Mihir Sen, 1958.
Woman to swim across the English Channel
 Arati Saha, 1959
Formula One racer
 Narain Karthikeyan
Formula One team
 Force India F1
A1 GP race victory
 Narain Karthikeyan, Zhuhai, China, 2007
Person to equal world record in Archery
 Limba Ram, 1992
Person to walk across the Mongolian Gobi Desert
 Sucheta Kadethankar 
first Indian to win a Gold Medal for India in Winter sports at the Asia Cup
 Shiva Keshavan (2011)

first Indian to win back to back Olympic medals
 Sushil Kumar (wrestler) is the
First Olympic team medal
 Gold in Field Hockey, Amsterdam,
First Individual medal (in British India)
 Two Silver medals by Norman Pritchard
First Individual medal in Olympics
 Bronze by K. D. Jadhav for Wrestling 
First Medal in Tennis(Olympics)
 Leander Paes at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta.
First Individual medal by a woman(Olympics)
 Bronze by Karnam Malleswari for weightlifting 54 kg class.
First Individual Gold medal(Olympics)
 Abhinav Bindra in the 10 m Air Rifle event.
First Individual Silver medal (Independent India)(Olympics)
 Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore in the Men's Double Trap event.
First Medal in Boxing(Olympics)
 Vijender Kumar 
First Medal in Badminton(Olympics)
 Saina Nehwal, winning a Bronze in the London Olympics 2012
First Medal in wrestling(Olympics)
 Sushil Kumar, winning a Bronze in the Beijing Olympics 2008

First Chess Grandmaster
 Male - Vishwanathan Anand, 1988.
First female Chess Grandmaster
 Koneru Humpy

Grand Slam title
 Mahesh Bhupathi(partnering with Japanese Rika Hiraki)
Woman to win a match in a Grand Slam event
 Nirupama Vaidyanathan 
Woman to reach 4th round (highest as of 2009) of a Grand Slam singles event
 Sania Mirza.
Woman to win a Grand Slam title
 Sania Mirza (partnering with Mahesh Bhupathi).
Grand Slam junior title
 Ramanathan Krishnan in the Singles category.
Grand Slam junior title by a woman
 Sania Mirza (partnering with Russian Alisa Kleybanova).

First Cricket Club in India
Calcutta cricket club(1792)
First test match played in India
 India v/s England in Eden Gardens,(Calcutta)
First Cricket Stadium
 Eden Gardens in Kolkata
First Test Victory
 Against England At Madras
Cricket tournament
 The Bombay Triangular,  later became the Bombay Quadrangular (1912–1936)
Test match
 Against England at Lord's, 25 June 1932
Captain in Tests
 C. K. Nayudu for the 1932 tour of England.
ODI captain
 Ajit Wadekar.
Cricketer to score a century in a Test match
 Lala Amarnath, 118 against England
First Indian to score the highest runs in a World Cup
Sourav Ganguly 183 runs
Cricketer to score a double century in a Test match
 Polly Umrigar, 223
Cricketer to score a triple century in a Test match
 Virender Sehwag, 309
Indian to score an ODI century
 Kapil Dev, 175* against Zimbabwe 
Indian to score an ODI double century
Sachin Tendulkar
Hat-trick in an ODI
 Chetan Sharma against New Zealand in 1987.
First World Cup Runners up captain
 Sourav Ganguly (2003)
World Cup
 1983 World Cup 
Batsman to complete 10,000 runs in Tests
 Sunil Gavaskar
Batsman to complete 10,000 runs in ODIs
 Sachin Tendulkar 
Winner of the first T20 World Cup
 India (in 2007).
Cricketer to score 100 centuries in Test and ODIs combined
 Sachin Tendulkar
First bowler to take all 10 wickets in an innings
 Anil Kumble (against Pakistan)
First batsman to score 50 centuries in Test Cricket
 Sachin Tendulkar
First woman to score a double hundred in Test cricket
 Mithali Raj (214*)
Six sixes in an Over
 Yuvraj Singh 
First Nation to win a World Cup Finale on its home ground
 India (ICC 2011 Cricket World Cup)
District to achieve 100% literacy rate 
 Ernakulam district, Kerala
City/town to achieve 100% literacy rate 
 Kottayam, Kerala
District to achieve 100% literacy rate and lowest population growth rate 
 Pathanamthitta district, Kerala
District to be polio-free 
 Pathanamthitta district, Kerala
District to achieve tobacco free
 Kottayam district, Kerala
District to become India's 'total electrified district' 
 Palakkad, Kerala
City to have an e-court 
First and the only Indian (Metro) rail under Indian Railways 
 Kolkata Metro
First Passenger Train 
 between Mumbai and Thane 
First suburban railway line 
 Mumbai Suburban Railway 
First Motorcar 
 Mr Forster of Crompton Greaves
First Indians to own a motor car 
 Jamshedji Tata and Rustom Cama
First competitive event 
 Delhi - Bombay trials in 1905
First manufacture of motor cars 
 Hindustan Motors
First fully indegenous passenger car developed in India 
 Tata Indica
First expressway
 Mumbai - Pune Expressway in 2000,
First airplane in India 
 Maharaja of Patiala, 1910
The first Indian Air Chief Marshal
S. Mukherjee
First Post Office Opened in India 
Wax statue of a living Indian
 Mahatma Gandhi at Madame Tussaud's in 1939.
 Hicky's Bengal Gazette started in 1780.
Exclusive Internet magazine
 Bharat Samachar
Miss India to participate in Miss Universe
 Indrani Rahman 
The first record holder in the field of development of eco-innovation 
Shripad Vaidya[
First Hydroelectric Plant
On the Ganganachukki waterfall of the Sivasamudram Falls, Karnataka, built in 1902
First City to have electricity
Banglore, in 1906
First Man in Space
Rakesh Sharma aboard Salyut 7, on April 03, 1984.
First Scientific Expedition to Antarctica
First Nuclear Reactor
Tarapur, Maharashtra
First Genetically Modified Food Product in India
Bt. Egg Plant Hybrid
First Satellite
Aryabhatta, launched on April 19, 1975
First Satellite dedicated exclusively for educational services
First Successfully Indigenous Launch Vehicle


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