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TNPSC Geneal Knowledge: First in India - Women

First in India - Women


First women's court in India: Malda, West Bengal

Graduates: Kadambini Ganguly and Chandramukhi Basu, 1883

The first woman Honours Graduate: Kamini Roy, 1886

Head of an Undergraduate Academic Institution: Chandramukhi Basu, 1888

Honours Graduate: Kamini Roy (1886)

Pilot a locomotive engine (train driver) : Surekha Yadav

Chairperson of State Bank of India: Arundhati Bhattacharya

Court martialled: Anjali Gupta in 2005

Lawyer:
Cornelia Sorabjee (1892) also the first female graduate from Bombay University, and the first woman in the world to read law at Oxford.

Photojournalist: Homai Vyarawalla (1913)

Doctorate of Science: Asima Chatterjee (1944)

Chief Justice of a High Court (Himachal Pradesh): Leila Seth, 1991

Air Vice Marshal: Padmavathy Bandopadhyay

Supreme Court judge: Justice M. Fathima Beevi

High Court Judge: Anna Chandy

Woman President of the United Nations General Assembly: Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit, 1953

Physician: Kadambini Ganguly, 1886

Airline Pilot: Durba Banerjee

Space: Kalpana Chawla aboard Space Shuttle Columbia flight STS-87, on 19 November 1997. She was a naturalized United States citizen, and represented the US during the event.

Nobel Prize winner: Mother Teresa of calcutta in 1979 (Albanian born Indian citizen)

To cross English Channel: Aarti Saha

Monarch of Delhi Sultanate: Razia Sultana (1205–1240) of Mamluk Sultanate (Delhi)

Minister in a government: Rajkumari Amrit Kaur in the Ministry of Health

Speaker of the Lok Sabha: Meira Kumar

Asha Pande, first Indian woman to be the member of Legion of Honour

Anjali Gopalan, first Tamil woman member of the royal French Legion of Honour.
Asian Games gold medal winner: Kamlijit Sandhu

Climb Mount Everest: Bachendri Pal, 1984

Chess Grandmaster: Koneru Humpy, 2002. She was also the youngest woman in the world to become a grandmaster at 15 years old.

To win 1st round match in a Grand Slam event: Nirupama Vaidyanathan beat Italian Gloria Pizzichini in the first round of the 1998 Australian Open

To reach 4th round (highest as of 2008) of a Grand Slam event: Sania Mirza in the Singles category of the 2005 US Open.

Grand Slam Junior Title: Sania Mirza (partnering with Russian Alisa Kleybanova) in the Doubles category of the 2003 Wimbledon Championships.

Paris Brest Paris Cycling Event: Divya Tate (44): August 2011

Pilot: Harita Kaur Deol .

To Cross Gobi Desert: Sucheta Kadethankar (33): 2011

Reach the final of an Olympic event : P. T. Usha

IAS officer:Isha Basant Joshi

Magasasay Award:
Kamladevi Chattopadhyay

Bus driver at Delhi Transport Corporation: Sarita

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