General Knowledge Question and Answers

General knowledge is the most important section in almost all the exams. It’s a high scoring section for most of the candidates but in order to score high, you need to revise the questions over a time period. Firsts in the world is also one of the important topic in general awareness and few questions  are asked in almost all competition exams. Below I am going to list selected and very important questions from the firsts in the world which are mainly asked in the competitive exams across the world.

Here is the FIRSTS in the WORLD:

  1. First British Prime Minister to Visit India = Harold Macmillan
  2. First American President to Visit India = Dwight David Eisen-hower
  3. First Chairman of central govt. people’s Republic of China  = Mao Tse-Tung
  4. First Chinese Pilgrim to visit India = Fahien
  5. First European Invader of India = Alexander the Great
  6. First European to visit China = Marco Polo
  7. First Governor-General of Pakistan = Mohammed Ali Jinnah
  8. First Man to reach the South Pole = Amundson
  9. First Men to climb Mount Everest = Tenzing Norgay ( India) and Edmund Hillary ( New Zealand)
  10. First Man to reach North Pole by Overland Journey = Robert Peary
  11. First Man Cosmonaut in Space = Yuri Gagarin (USSR)
  12. First Man to set foot on Moon = Neil Armstrong followed by Edwin Aldrin (USA)
  13. First Person to sail round the world = Ferdinand Magellan
  14. First Man to climb Mount Everest twice = Nawang Gombu
  15. First President of Chinese Republic = Sun Yat-sen
  16. First President of USA = George Washington
  17. First Prime Minister of Great Britain = Walpole
  18. First Russian Prime minister to visit India = Nikolai A Bulgarin
  19. First Woman Cosmonaut in Space = Valentina Vladimirovna Tereshkova (USSR)
  20. First Woman to Climb Mount Everest = Mrs Junko Tabei ( Japan)
  21. First Woman President of a country = Maria Estela Peron (Argentina)
  22. First Woman Prime Minister of a Country = Mrs. Sirimavo Bandarnaike (Sri Lanka)
  23. First Woman in the world to cross the strait of Gibraltar = Arti Pradhan (India)
  24. First Lamb created using DNA from an Adult sheep = Dolly
  25. Wold’s First Radio telescope satellite was launched into space by = Japan
  26. First Asian to head the international cricket council = Jagmohan Dalmiya
  27. First Country to loose the right of aid from the IMF = Kenya
  28. First UN Deputy Secretary General = Louise Frechette
  29. First Asian to head the prestigious trinity college of Cambridge university = Amartya Sen
  30. First Goodwill Games were held at = Moscow
  31. First Heart Bypass operation by a robot was carried out in = Germany
  32. First South Asian to receive the world statesman Award = KR Narayanan
  33.  First Physically disabled person to climb Mount Everest = Tom Whittakar
  34. First Bowler to claim a hatrick in successive Tests = Wasim Akram
  35. First Rocket to be launched into space from a sea platform = Zenith
  36. First Ethnic-Indian Prime Minister of Fiji = Mahendra Choudhuary
  37. First person to have a longest stay a top Mt. Everest = Babu Chiri Sherpa
  38. World’s First Cloned Human Baby = Eve

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