List of First Woman in India GK

‘First Women in India in various fields’ have been a prominent category in the GK section of various competitive examinations like UPSC, RRB, SSC, IBPS Bank-PO. etc. Besides being important for these competitive examinations, it is must to know the names of these personalities for acing various interviews. So here is a list of ‘First Woman in India’–

President of Republic of India — Smt. Pratibha Patil
Prime Minister — Indira Gandhi
Woman (India and World) who crossed English Channel through Swimming — Arati Shah
Governor — Sarojini Naidu (U. P.)
I. P. S. — Kiran Bedi
President of National Congress — Annee Besant
Chairman of the Union Public Service Commission — Rose William Baithu
Winner of Nobel Prize — Mother Terresa (for peace)
Awardee of Miss World — Rita Faria
Awardee of Miss Universe — Sushmita Sen
Mayor — Tara Charian [Madras (Now Chennai) 1957]
Minister in Central Cabinet — Rajkumari Amrit Kaur

Chief Minister — Sucheta Kriplani
Parliamentarian — Radhabai Subbarayan (1938)
Judge of Supreme Court — Justice Meera Sahib Fatima Bibi
Chief Justice of High Court — Justice Leela Seth (Himachal Pradesh)
Session Judge of the Country — Anna Chandi (Kerala)
Mountaineer who climbed (Conquered) the Mt. Everest — Bacchendri Pal
Awardee of Norman Borlaug Prize — Dr. Amrita Patil
Literature who was awarded the Sahitya Akademi award — Amrita Pritam (1956)
Honoured with ‘Bharat Ratna’ — Indira Gandhi
Awardee of Lenin peace award — Aruna Asaf Ali
Awardee of Gayanpeeth Puraskar — Asha Purna Devi (1976)
Woman who reached ‘Antarctica’ — Mahel Musa (1977)
Woman who reached to North Pole — Pritisu Gupta (1993)
Woman who travelled Allround the world — Ujjawala Patil (1988) by Boat
Chief Engineer — P. K. Tresia Naguli
Pilot — Flying Officer Sushma Mukhopaddhyaya
Air Lines Pilot — Capt. Durga Banerjee
Commander of Boeing 737 Plane — Capt. Saudamini Deshmukh
Paratrooper of Indian Air Force — Geeta Ghosh
I. A. S. — Auna George Malhotra
First television news broadcaster — Pratima Puri
Participated in mustic programme of U.N.O. — M. S. Subbuluxmi (1966)
Woman participated in Olympic games — Meri Lila Row (1952)
Woman who won the medal in Olympic games — Malleshwari (weightlifting—Sydney)
Woman who won the Gold Medal in Asian games — Kamaljeet Sidhu (1970, 400 metre)
Woman who won the medal in Commonwealth games — Anil Ghiya and Kawal Thakur Singh (woman Doubles Badminton, 1978)
Medal winner in International Athletic Championship — Anju B. George (2003 Paris)
Grandmaster winner in Chess — Bhagiya Sri Thipsey (1988)
One hundred wicket taker in International Women Cricket — Indulgi (1986)
Awardee of Arjun Puraskar — N. Lamsden (Hockey, 1961)
Woman who made hat-trick in football — Youlanda-de-Suza (1978)
Awardee of Ashok Chakra — Neerja Bhanot (Posthumously)
Awardee of Sena Medal — Vimla Devi (1988)
Degree of graduation — Kadambni Ganguly (Bose) and Chandramukhi Bose (Kolkata University, 1883)
Awardee of B.E. degree — Ella-Majumdar (1951)
M.B.B.S. Degree awardee — Vidhumuti Bose and Virginia

Mitter (Kolkata Medical College) First Surgeon — Dr. Prema Mukherjee
Deputy Governor of Reserve Bank — K. J. Udesi (2003)
Chairman of NABARD — Ranjana Kumar
D.I.G. (Police) — Kanchan Chaudhary Bhattacharya
Lieutenant General — Punita Arora
Chairman of Indian Air lines — Shushma Chawla
Barrister — Cornonia Sorabji (Allahabad High Court – 1923)
Advocate — Regina Guha
Ambassador — Vijayalaxmi Pandit (U.S.S.R.-1947)
Woman who crossed over Gibralter Strait by Swimming — Arati Pradhan
World Record in Powerlifting — Sumita Laha (1989)
Represented the nation in all three games (Cricket, Hockey and Basketball) — Shrin Khushro Kiyasa
First Commercial test Pilot of the world — Capt. Surun Darsi and Capt. Rose Lopar
Pilot of Indian Air Force — Harita Daoel
Twice scaled the Mt. Everest — Santosh Yadav
Ramon Magsaysay Prize awardee — Kiran Bedi
Heroin awarded Dada Sahaib Phalke Prize — Devika Rani Rorik
Youngest woman who scaled the Mt. Everest twice — Decky Dolma
Scientist who was awarded Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar award — Ashima Chatterjee
Foreign Secretary — Chokila Ayyar
First Chief Secretary of the Country — Nirmla Buch First
Space traveller — Kalpana Chawla
Joint Director of C.B.I. — Archana Sunder Lingam
Winner of Murti Devi Prize — Pratibha Rai
Woman contested the Presidential election — Capt. Laxmi Sahgal
Air Vice-Marshal and Air-Marshal in Indian Air Force — P. Bandyopadhyay
Non-military Police Advisor in U.N.O. — Kiran Bedi
Revenue Secretary — Vinita Rai
Referee in Boxing — Rajia Sabnam
First woman of Indian origin who stayed for the longest time in space — Sunita William

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