First Indians to achieve great feet

First Indian cosmonaut to go into space was Sqn. Ldr. Rakesh Sharma. First temporary President of the Constitution Assembly was Dr. Sachchide Nand Sinha. First Commander-in-Chief of Free India was General K.M. Carippa. First Indian nobel Laureate was Rabindra Nath Tagore. First Indian judge of International Court of Justice was Dr. Nagendra Singh. First Indian to get Bharat Ratna Award was Dr.S Radhakrishnan. First field marshal was General S.F.J. Manekshaw. The President of Constitution Assembly was Dr. Rajendra Prasad. First Inidan to swim across the English Channel was Mihir Sen. First Indian to get Jnanpeeth Award was G. Shankar Kurup. Continue reading First Indians to achieve great feet

Officers of British India

First governor of Bengal was Lord Clive (1757-60) Last governor of Bengal was Warren Hastings (1772-74) First Governor General of Bengal was Warren Hastings (1774-85). First Governor General of India was Lord William Bentic (1833-85). Last Governor General and Viceroy of India was Lord Canning (1856-62). First President of Indian National congress was W.C.  Banerjee. First Indian Governor General of independent India was C.Rajgopalachari (21/06/1948-25/1/1950) First Indian to pass ICS was Surendra Nath Banerjee. First Indian I.C.S. Officer was Satyendra Nath Tagore. First governor General of India after Independence was Lord Louis Mountbatten (15/08/1947-20/06/1948) Continue reading Officers of British India

Women Achievers of India

The first female president of the Indian National Congress — Annie Besant, 1917 The first Indian woman to be awarded the Kaiser-i-Hind by the British Raj for her distinguished social service — Pandita Ramabai, 1919 The first Indian born female president of the Indian National Congress — Sarojini Naidu, 1925 The first Indian female graduates of India and the British Empire — Chandramukhi Basu and Kadambini Ganguly, 1883 The first Indian woman to be conferred the Doctorate of Science by an Indian university — Asima Chatterjee, 1944 India’s first woman governor — Sarojini Naidu, 1947 (On August 15, 1947, following … Continue reading Women Achievers of India

When did the first train run in India?

The customary answer to this question is 3:35pm on April 16th, 1853, when a train with 14 railway carriages and 400 guests left Bombay’s Bori Bunder for Thane, with a 21-gun salute. It was hauled by three locomotives: Sindh, Sultan, and Sahib. The journey took an hour and fifteen minutes. That, however, was just the first commercial passenger service in India. In fact, a few other railways are known to have operated in India prior to 1853, for hauling materials. Continue reading When did the first train run in India?