Puneeta Arora (Commandant, Armed Forces Medical College, Pune) became the first woman to reach the rank of Lt. General in the Indian army.
Sonali Banerjee is India's First woman Merchant Navy Officer.
Bachhendri Pal is first Indian woman to climb Mount Everest.
Mithali Raj (August 2002 playing against England) is the first Indian woman cricketer to score double century.
Dr. Manmohan Singh is the first Sikh Prime Minister of India.
Bula Chaudhury has the distinction of being the first Indian to cross seven important seas by swimming Mrs. Meera Sahib Fatima Biwi is the first woman Judge in Supreme Court.
Leela Seth is the first woman Chief Justice of a High Court.
Kalpana Chawla is the first Indian woman (now U.S citizen) to go in space.
Mrs. Ranjana Kumar is the first woman Chairman and Managing Director of NABARD.Karnam Malleshwari is the first Indian weightlifter to win bronze medal in Olympics (Sydney, in 2000).
Vishwanathan Anand is the First Indian World Chess Champion.
The News Today (Launched on Jan. 3, 2001) is India's first paperless Newspaper.
Anju Bobby George (Aug. 2003) is the first Indian lady to win a medal in World Athletic Championship.
G. M. C. Balyogi is the first Dalit Speaker of the Lok Sabha.
Ms. Kiran Bedi is the first Indian to be appointed as United Nations Civilian Police Advisor.
K. J. Udeshi (appointed on June 10, 2003) is the first woman to be appointed Deputy Governor of Reserve Bank of India.
Rahul Dravid (playing test against Pakistan in Pakistan, April 2004) became the first Indian cricketer to make double centuries five times.
Smt. Roopa Misra was the first Orissa woman to top I.A.S. (2003)
Kanchan C. Bhattacharya (DGP Uttaranchal) became the first woman Director General of Police of a State.
Krishna Kant is the first Vice-President of India to die in harness
Sania Mirza (2003) is the first Indian girl to register a win in a Wimbledon tournament.
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