G. M. C. Balyogi is the first Dalit Speaker of the Lok Sabha.
Ms. Kiran Bedi is the first Indian to be appointed as United Nations Civilian Police Advisor.
K. J. Udeshi (appointed on June 10, 2003) is the first woman to be appointed Deputy Governor of Reserve Bank of India.
Rahul Dravid (playing test against Pakistan in Pakistan, April 2004) became the first Indian cricketer to make double centuries five times.
Smt. Roopa Misra was the first Orissa woman to top I.A.S. (2003)
Kanchan C. Bhattacharya (DGP Uttaranchal) became the first woman Director General of Police of a State.
Krishna Kant is the first Vice-President of India to die in harness
Sania Mirza (2003) is the first Indian girl to register a win in a Wimbledon tournament.
Kalpana Chawla is the first Indian woman (now U.S citizen) to go in space.
Mrs. Ranjana Kumar is the first woman Chairman and Managing Director of NABARD.Karnam Malleshwari is the first Indian weightlifter to win bronze medal in Olympics (Sydney, in 2000).
Vishwanathan Anand is the First Indian World Chess Champion.
The News Today (Launched on Jan. 3, 2001) is India’s first paperless Newspaper.
Anju Bobby George (Aug. 2003) is the first Indian lady to win a medal in World Athletic Championship.