Facts you should know
FIRST IN INDIA (18 Jun 2015)


 

Actress of the talkies: Zubeida, Alam Ara (1931)
 Actress to win Padma Shri Award: Nargis Dutt (1958)
Architect: Maha Govinda (5th C. BC)
Aryabhatta Medal winner:  K. R. Ramanathan (1977)
Bharat Ratna Award winner: C Rajagopalachari   (1954);   Dr.   S.
Radhakrishnan (1954); Dr. C. V.
Raman (1954)
British Governor-General of Free
India:
Lord Louis Mountbatten (Aug.
15, 1947-June 20, 1948)
Captain of Test cricket: C.K. Nayudu
(1932)
Century in Test cricket: Lala Amarnath
(1933-1934)
Chairman of Rajya Sabha : Dr. S.
Radhakrishnan (1952-1962)
Chevalier Award   winner: Sivaji
Ganesan
Chief   Election   Commissioner: Sukumar Sen (1950-1958)
Chief Justice of India: Harilal J. Kania
(1950-1951)
Chief of Air Staff: Sir Thomas Elmhirst (1947-1950)
Chief of Army Staff to die in harness: B. C. Joshi (1994)
Chief of Air Staff to die in harness:  S. Mukherjee (1960 in Japan)
Chief of Coast Guard: V. A. Kamath
(1978-1980)
Chief of Naval Staff: R. D. Katari
(1958-1962)
Commander-in-Chief: K. M. Cariappa
(1949-1953)
Cosmonaut: Rakesh Sharma (1984)
Cricketer to have batted in all
positions (1 to 11):
Vinod Mankad
Dada Saheb Phalke Award winner: Devika Rani Roerich (1969)
Dalit and Woman Speaker of Lok
Sabha:
Meira Kumar
Dancer to perform abroad: Uday
Shankar
Deputy Prime Minister: Vallabhbhai
Patel (1947-1950)
Deputy Prime Minister to die in
harness:
Vallabhbhai Patel (1950)
Elected President: Dr. Rajendra Prasad (1950-1962) 
English Song : My Heart is Beating...
from Julie (1974).
Field Marshal: S. H. F.J. Manekshaw
(1973)
Film Star Chief Minister: M. G.Ramachandran (Tamil Nadu, 1977)
Finance Minister of Free India: R.
K. Shanmugham Chetty (1947)
Finance Minister to present the
Budget three times in a row:
Manmohan Singh (1993, 1994, 1995).
Finix Award winner: Sr. P. C. Sorcar 
Geometer : Baudhayana, Sulva Sutras (800 BC)
Governor-General of British India: Warren Hastings (1773-1785)
Grammarian: Panini, Asbtadbyaayi (6th C. BC)
Helms Award winner: Kunwar Digvijay Singh Babu (1952)
Home Minister: Vallabhbhai Patel (1946)
ICS Officer: Satyendranath Tagore
Indian Chief of Air Staff: S. Mukherjee
(1954-1960)
Indian Chief of Army Staff: M.
Rajendra Sinhji (April 1, 1955-May 14, 1955)
Indian Governor-General of Free India: C. Rajagopalachari (June 1948-Jan. 1950)
Indian Woman President of Indian National Congress: Sarojini Naidu
(1925)
J.C.Bose Medal winner: V. Ramalingaswami (1977)
Judge (High Court) to declare his
family assets :
Justice K. Kannan of
Punjab & Haryana High Court
Jain Tirthankara: Rishabha Dev
Jnanpith Award winner: Govind
Sankara Kurup, Otakkuzbal (1965;Malayalam)
Lady of the Indian film: Devika Rani Roerich
Lata Mangeshkar Award winner: Naushad (1984)
Lawgiver: Manu, Manu Smriti (3100 BC)
Man to circumnavigate the world solo : Dilip Donde
Man to climb Mount Everest without oxygen: Phu Dorjee (1984)
Man to climb Mount Everest: Tenzing Norgay (with Edmund Hillary, 1953)
Man to make Solo Flight (from US
to India):
Satish Soman (1994)
Man to swim across English Channel: Mihir Sen (1966)
Man to reach South Pole: J. K. Bajaj (1989)
Man to swim several Straits in one calendar year: Mihir Sen (1966)
Man to win individual Olympic Medal: K. D. Jadhav (Bronze in Wrestling—Helsinki Olympics, 1952)
Managing Director of World Bank: Gautam Kaji (1995)
Marshal of the Air Force : Air Chief Marshal Arjan Singh
Member of British Parliament: Dadabhai Naoroji (1862)
Member of Viceroy's Executive Council: Sir S. P. Sinha (1909)
Miss Universe: Sushmita Sen (1994)
Miss World: Reita Faria (1966)
Musician to get Padma Bhushan,
Padma Vibhushan and Bharat
Ratna :
M.S. Subbulakshmi (1954,1975 & 1998)
Musician to get Ramon Magsaysay
Award:
M. S. Subbulakshmi (1974)
Missile-firing   Submarine:  INS Sindhushastra (July 19, 2000)
 Naval Pilot: Y. N. Singh (1941)
Nishan-i-Pakistan Award winner: Morarji Desai (1991)
Nobel Prize winner: Rabindranath Tagore, Gitanjali (1913)
Oldest to scale Mount Everest : S.C. Negi (Additional DIG, BSF) in 2006
Olympic Medal winner: Norman Pritchard, Silver (1900)
Oscar winner: Bhanu Athaiya 
Patricide: Ajatashatru's killing of Bimbisara (494 BC)
Physically handicapped
mountaineer:
Baba Manindra Pal 
Pilot:  J. R. D. Tata, Tata Airlines (1929)
Presentation of Budget: R.  K. Shanmugham   Chetty,   Finance Minister (1947)
Presentation of General Budget: C. D. Deshmukh, Finance Minister (1952)
President: Rajendra Prasad (1950-1962)
President of Indian National Congress: W. C. Bonnerjee (1885)
President of International Court of Justice: Nagendra Singh (1970)
President to die in harness: Zakir Hussain (1967-1969)
Prime Minister: Jawaharlal Nehru (1947-1964)
Prime Minister assassinated: Indira Gandhi (1984)
Prime Minister to die in harness: Jawaharlal Nehru (1964)
Prime Minister to head a minority
government:
Choudhary Charan
Singh (July 28,1979-Jan.14,1980)
Prime Minister to resign from office: Morarji Desai (1979)
Prime Minister who did not face
Parliament:
Chaudhary Charan Singh - (July 28, 1979-Jan.14,1980)
Raman Medal winner:  Salim Moinuddin Ahmed Ali (1979)
Ramon Magsaysay Award winner: Vinoba Bhave (1958)
Recipient of Stalin Peace Prize: Dr. Saifuddin Kitchlew (1954)
Recipient of Wharton Dean's Medal: Dhirubhai Ambani
Recipient of World Food Prize: M.S. Swaminathan (1987)
S. Ramanujan Medal winner: S. Chandrasekhar (1962)
S. S. Bhatnagar Medal winner:  Atma Ram (1959)
Scientist:    Uddalaka Aruni (560 BC)
Slave Ruler of India: Qutb-ud-din Aibak (1206-1210)
Speaker in Hindi at the UN:  Atal Bihari Vajpayee (1977)
Speaker of Lok Sabha:  Ganesh Vasudeo Mavalankar (1952-1957) 
Statesman of the World Award, New York: K. R. Narayanan (1998)
Subscriber  Telephone   Dialling (STD): Between   Lucknow and Kanpur (1960).
Test-tube baby:  Baby Harsha or Indira (1986)
Vice-President: S. Radhakrishnan (1952-1962)
Viceroy of India: Lord Canning (1858-1862)
Woman (Muslim) Rider of India : Razia Sultana (1236-1240) 
Woman Advocate: Cornelia Sorabji (1894)
Woman Air Marshal: Padmavathy Bandopadhyay 
Woman Ambassador: Yijavalakshmi Pandit (Erstwhile U.S.S.R., 1947-1949)
Woman at Antarctica: Meher Moos (1976)
Woman Central Minister: Rajkumari Amrit Kaur (Health) 
Woman Chief Justice (of High Court): Leila Seth (Himachal Pradesh, 1991)
Woman Chief Minister : Sucheta Kripalani (Uttar Pradesh, 1963-1967) 
Woman (Deputy) Foreign Minister: Lakshmi N. Menon (1957-1966)
Woman Director-General of Police : Kanchan Chaudhry Bhattacharya (Uttarakhand)
Woman Lt. General:  Punita Arora
Woman Secretary General of Rajya Sabha: V. S. Rama Devi (1993)
Woman Governor:   Sarojini Naidu (Uttar Pradesh, 1947)
Woman IAS Officer:     Anna Rajam George (1950)
Woman IPS Officer: Kiran Bedi (1974)
Woman Jet Commander:  Saudamini Deshmukh 
Woman Jnanpith Award winner: Ashapurna Devi, Prathama Pratisbruti (1976)
Woman Judge of Supreme Court: Meera Sahib Fatima Beevi (1989)
Woman Minister of State:  Yijayalakshmi Pandit (Uttar Pradesh, 1937)
Woman Missionary: Sanghamitra, daughter of Mauryan King Asoka (Sri Lanka, 3rd C. BC)
Woman Pilot (Jet-fighter) : Suman Sharma (2009)
Woman Pilot (Commercial):  Prem Mathur (Deccan Airways, 1951)
Woman Pilot Indian [formerly Indian Airlines] : Durba Banerjee (1966-1988)
Woman President of India :  Pratihha Devisingh Patil
Woman President of Indian National Congress: Annie Besant (1917)
Woman President of UN General Assembly: Vijayalakshmi Pandit (1953)
Woman Prime Minister: Indira Gandhi (1966-1977, 1980-1984) 
Woman Sahitya Akademi Award winner.  Amrita pritam, Sunebre (1956) 
Woman Shehnai Player: Bageswari Gamar
Woman Speaker of Lok Sabha : Ms. Meira Kumar 
Woman to act as a quazi : Ms. Syeda Hamid (2008) 
Woman to climb Mount Everest: Bachendri Pal (1984)
Woman to perform a solo flight: Harita Kaur Deol (1994)
Woman to swim across English Channel: Arati Saha (1959)
Woman to swim across the Strait of Gibraltar: Arti Pradhan 
Woman to win an Asiad Gold: Kamaljit Sandhu (1970)
Woman to win individual Olympic Medal: Karnam Malleswari (Bronze in Weightlifting —Sydney Olympics 2000)
Woman to go in Space:  Dr. Kalpana Chawla (November 1997)