First woman to climb Mount Everest :
Bachendri Pal (23May, 1984) 

First woman to go into Space : Kalpana Chawla (1997) 

First Indian to get Nobel Peace Prize: Mother Teresa of Calcutta in 1979 (Indian citizen of Albanian origin) 

First woman minister in Government : Rajkumari Amrit Kaur 

External Affairs Minister - Sushma

Women's Doubles Grand Slam trophy -
Sania Mirza

Gymnast to qualify for Olympics- Dipa

Boxer to win an Olympic Medal- MC
Mary Kom

Shuttler to win an Olympic Medal--
Saina Nehwal

Wrestler to win an Olympic Medal -
Sakshi Malik

Athlete to reach the final of a track event at
the Olympics- Lalita Babar

Gold medal at Asian Wrestling Championship
Navjot Kaur

First Gold Medallist on International Track
- Hima Das

First woman Judge in Supreme Court : Mrs Fatima Beevi 

First woman to get Bharat Ratna : Indira Gandhi 

 First woman Musician to get Bharat Ratna : MS Subbulaxmi 

 First woman to climb Mount Everest twice : Santosh Yadav (May 1992 and May 1993) 

First woman to reach South Pole : Reena Kaushal Dharmshaktu 

 First woman Governer of a state in free India : Miss CB Muthhamma 

 First woman Chairman of Union Public Service Commission : Roze Millian Bathew 

First woman President of United Nations General Assembly : Mrs Vijaya Laxmi Pandit (1953) 

 First woman Director General of Police : Kanchan C Bhattacharya 

 First woman jawan in the Indian Army: Sapper Shanti Tigga 

First woman Lieutnant General : Puneeta Arora First woman Air Vice Marshal : P Bandopadhyaya 

First woman Chairperson of Indian Airlines : Sushma Chawla

First woman Pilot in Indian Air Force : Harita Kaur Dayal 

 First Indian woman to earn a pilot license : Sarla Thakral (1936) 

First woman Speaker of a State Assembly : Mrs Sarojini Naidu 

 First woman Ambassador : Cornelia Sorabjee 

First woman Chief Justice of High Court (Himachal Pradesh) : Mrs Leela Seth (1991) 

 First woman Lawyer : Anna Chandy 

 First woman IPS Officer : Kiran Bedi (1972) 

First Indian woman to join the Indian Army : Priya Jhingan in 1993

 First Indian female physician (doctor) : Anandibai Gopalrao Joshi 

First woman to get Jnanpith Award : Ashapurna Devi 

 First woman to win the Booker Prize : Arundhati Roy 

First Indian Women to win Magasasay Award : Kamladevi Chattopadhyay 

First woman to receive Ashoka Chakra : Nirja Bhanot

First lady to become Miss World : Reita Faria 

First Miss Asia Pacific : Zeenat Aman in 1970 

 First Miss Intercontinental Pageant Elizabeth : Anita Reddi in 1978 

 First Mrs. World : Aditi Gowitrikar in 2001 

 First woman Honours Graduate : Kamini Roy, 1886 

 First woman Olympic Medal Winner : Karnam Malleswari (Weightlifter) (1998) 

 First woman Asian Games Gold Medal Winner : Kamaljit Sandhu (1970 in 400 m race) 

 First Indian woman Chess Grandmaster : Koneru Humpy (2002) 

 First Indian Woman to win a Grand Slam title : Sania Mirza (partnering with Mahesh Bhupathi) in the Mixed Doubles category of the 2009 Australian Open.

 First Indian woman to be ranked no. 1 in Women's Tennis
Association’s double rankings : Sania Mirza in 2015

First Indian woman to become no. 1 in World ranking in Badminton : Saina Nehwal in 2015

First Indian woman boxer to win a gold medal in Asian Games : Mary Kom in 2015

First Indian Test-tube Baby (World’s 2nd) : ‘Durga’ alias
Kanupriya Agarwal born on Oct 3, 1978 

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