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First in India in Sports

First in Athlete:

  1. First Olympic team medal: Gold for Hockey at the 1928 Summer Olympics Amsterdam, beating the Netherlands.
     
  2. First Olympic individual medal (in British India): Norman Pritchard, 1900
     
  3. First Olympic individual medal: Bronze by K.D. Jadhav for wrestling at the 1952 Summer Olympic Helsinki.
     
  4. First Person to swim across the English Channel: Mihir Sen

First in Science and Technology

  1. First Hydroelectric Plant: On the Ganganachukki waterfall of the Sivasamudram Falls, Karnataka, built in 1902
     
  2. First City to have electricity: Banglore, in 1906 (it was in fact, the first city to have electricity)
     
  3. First Man in Space: Rakesh Sharma aboard Salyut 7, on April 03, 1984. He was the 138th man in space worldwide.
     
  4. First Women in Space: Kalpana Chawla aboard Space Shuttle Columbia flight STS-87, on November 19,1997
    (She was a naturalized United States citizen, and represented the US during the event.)
     

First Leaders in World

  1. The first President of the USA: George Washington
     
  2. The first Prime Minister of Great Britain: Walpole
     
  3. The first President of the Chinese Republic (1912): Sun Yat-Sen
     
  4. The first Chairman of the Central Government of the People's Republic of China formally established in Peking in October, 1949: Mao Tse-tung
     
  5. The first Governor-General of Pakistan: Mohammad Ali Jinnah

Facts About Highest and Longest in India

Highest and Biggest in India
 

  1. Highest Award: Bharat Ratna
     
  2. Highest Gallantry Award: Param Vir Chakra
     
  3. Highest Lake: Devtal Lake, Gadhwal (Uttarakhand)
     

First in India

First in India-Awards
 

  1. First Miss World: Reita Faria in 1966
     
  2. First Miss Universe: Susmita Sen in 1994
     
  3. First Booker Prize: Arundhati Roy for The God of Small Things in 1997
     

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