First in India: Science & Technology

First Man in Space - Rakesh Sharma

First Indian to get Nobel Prize in Physics - C.V Raman

First satellite - The Aryabhata spacecraft

First to pass the examination of the Indian Medical Service (IMS) - Soorjo Coomar Goodeve Chuckerbutty

First Indian to be appointed as the deputy director-general of programmes (DDP) of the World Health Organization (WHO) - Dr. Soumya Swaminathan

First hydroelectric plant - Sidrapong (Darjeeling)

First Nuclear Reactor - Apsara (Maharashtra)

First successfully indigenous launch vehicle - SLV-3