General Knowledge : First Indian Women in India

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  • The first Indian woman to be awarded by Nobel Prize : Mother Teresa
  • The first Indian woman to be awarded by Bharat Ratna : Indira Gandhi
  • The first lady Prime Minister of the country : Indira Gandhi
  • The first lady Chief Minister of an indian State : Sucheta Kripalani
  • The first lady Governor of an Indian state : Sarojini Naidu
  • The first woman president of the Indian National Congress : Annie Besant
  • The first lady Central minister of the country : Rajkumari Amrit Kaur
  • The first lady president of the country : Pratibha Patil
  • The first indian woman president of UN General Assembly : Vijayalaxmi Pandit
  • The first woman to be appointed Chief Justice of a High Court : Leila Seth
  • The first woman to be appointed as judge of the Supreme Court : M Fatima Beevi
  • The first woman to be appointed as the Chief Election Commissioner : Rama Devi
  • The first Indian woman to be appointed as the Chief Information Commissioner : Deepak Sandhu
  • The first woman railway minister of the country : Mamata Banerjee
  • The first woman to be appointed the Speaker of Lok Sabha : Meira Kumar
  • The first woman lawyer of India : Cornelia Sorabjee
  • The first Indian woman to swim the English Channel : Aarti Saha
  • The first Indian woman to win an Olympic medal : Karnam Malleswari
  • The first Indian woman to join the Territorial Army as a jawan : Shanti Tigga
  • The first Indian woman to win an Asiad medal : Kamaljit Sandhu
  • The first Indian woman to climb Mt Everest : Bachendri Pal
  • The first Indian woman to receive a gallantry award in the Indian Army : Major Mitali Madhumita
  • The first Indian woman to win the Miss Asia-Pacific title : Zeenat Aman
  • The first Indian woman to win the Miss Universe title : Sushmita Sen
  • The first Indian woman to win the Miss Earth title : Nicol Faria
  • The first Indian woman to win the Miss World title : Reita Faria

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