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First Women of India In Different Fields – Set (4) for Competitive Exams


1. Woman Director General of Police: Kanchan Chaudhary Bhattacharya

2. Woman Fully blind IFS officer: Beno Zephine N L

3. Woman jawan in the Army: Sapper Shanti Tigga

4. Woman to reach South Pole: Reena Kaushal Dharmshaktu

5. Woman to win an individual medal: Karnam Malleswari (She won bronze medal in women’s 54kg class weightlifting in the 2000 Summer Olympics Sydney)

6. Woman to win a medal in badminton: Saina Nehwal (She bronze in the London Olympics 2012)

7. Woman to win a silver medal in Summer Olympics: P. V. Sindhu in badminton at the 2016 Summer Olympics

8. First Woman to climb Mount Everest twice: Santosh Yadav

9. Woman to win the Arjuna award: Stephie D’Souza (She won the award in Athletics 1963)

10. Woman to win the Rajiv Gandhi Ratna award: Karnam Malleswari (She won the award in Weightlifting in 1994–95)

11. Woman to win Miss India: Pramila (Esther Victoria Abraham). She won it in 1947

12. Woman to win Miss Universe: Sushmita Sen in 1994

13. Woman to win Miss World: Reita Faria in 1966 (She is also the first Asian to win the title)

14. Woman to win Mrs. World: Aditi Gowitrikar in 2001

15. Woman Lieutenant General: Puneeta Arora

16. Woman Air Vice Marshal: P. Bandopadhyaya

17. Woman to receive Ashoka Chakra: Niraja Bhanot

18. Woman to receive Gyanpith award: Ashapurna Devi