[PDF] List of First Women in News, Current Affairs 2023 (Latest Updates)

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First Women in News 2023” is a significant subcategory under General Knowledge and Current Affairs that recognizes women who have accomplished remarkable feats or created history in their respective industries. This may include the first female astronaut, pilot, judge, chief minister, president, etc.

First Women in News 2023 [January to December]

First Women in News July 2023

▪ Preeti Aghalayam appointed as the director-in-charge of the IIT Madras’ Zanzibar
campus, becoming the first-ever woman director of an IIT.

▪ The first woman chief secretary of Madhya Pradesh, Nirmala Buch, has passed away aged 96.

▪ Recently, Rajya Sabha MP S Phangnon Konyak has become the first ever woman from Nagaland to be nominated to the panel of Vice-Chairpersons of Rajya Sabha.

▪ Recently, Michele Bullock has been named the first women governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia.

First Women in News June 2023

▪ Shalini Singh, who scaled a 15,400-foot peak in the Dring Valley in the Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand as part of the course, has made history by becoming the first female cadet in India to complete the mountaineering course in the Himalayan region.

▪ Celeste Saulo, an Argentine meteorologist, has been appointed as the first female Secretary General of the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO).

▪ Muthamizh Selvi has achieved a remarkable feat as the first woman from Tamil Nadu to successfully conquer Mount Everest.

▪ Recently, Colonel Shuchita Shekhar has become the first woman officer of the Army Service Corps to assume command of a Communication Zone Mechanical Transport Battalion.

▪ United Kingdom (Britain) has appointed Jane Marriott as the first female High Commissioner to Pakistan.

▪ Kamala Sohonie holds the distinction of being the pioneering Indian woman to attain a Ph.D. in a scientific field.

▪ Nusrat Jahan Choudhury has made history as the first Muslim woman to be appointed as a federal judge in the United States, following her nomination approval by the US Senate.

First Women in News May 2023

▪ Margherita Della Valle has been appointed as the first permanent female CEO of Vodafone.

▪ Ravneet Kaur has made history as she assumes the role of the first female chairperson of the Competition Commission of India (CCI).

▪ Amy E. Pope has been elected as the first woman Director General of the International Organization for Migration (IOM)

▪ In a groundbreaking achievement, Rayyanah Barnawi, hailing from Saudi Arabia, has etched her name in history as the first Arab woman to venture into space.

First Women in News April 2023

▪ First Indian woman to win the Wisden Almanack cricket of the year 2023: Harmanpreet Kaur

Wisden named its five cricketers of the year in the 2023 edition of Wisden Almanack

  1. New Zealand wicketkeeper-batter Tom Blundell
  2. England wicketkeeper-batter Ben Foakes
  3. India Women captain Harmanpreet Kaur
  4. NZ all-rounder Daryl Mitchell
  5. England pacer Matthew Potts.

▪ First woman officer in the Indian Air Force to be presented a gallantry award: Wing Commander Deepika Misra.

▪ First Indigenous woman to represent Australia in sport Aunty Faith Thomas has passed away aged 90. She was associated with Cricket.

First Women in News March 2023

▪ Recently, Hekani Jakhalu and Salhoutuonuo Kruse became the first two women to be elected to the legislative assembly of Nagaland.

▪ Recently, Shaliza Dhami become the first woman officer in the Indian Air Force (IAF) to command a missile squadron in the Western sector facing Pakistan.

▪ Salhoutuono Kruse has been sworn in as the first woman minister of Nagaland.

▪ “Colonel Geeta Rana has recently made history by becoming the first woman officer to take command of an independent Electronics and Mechanical Engineers (EME) workshop in the Eastern Ladakh sector with China.

▪ Surekha Yadav has recently made history by becoming the first female loco pilot of the Vande Bharat Express.

▪ Jyotirmayee Mohanty become the first woman in India to be awarded the IUPAC (International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry) 2023 Distinguished Women in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering.

▪ Padma Lakshmi become the first transgender woman to be enrolled as an advocate with the
Bar Council of Kerala.

▪ Rani Rampal become the first Indian woman hockey player to have a stadium named after her “Rani’s Girls Hockey Turf” in Rae Bareli.

▪ Aliya Mir become the first woman from Jammu and Kashmir to be awarded the Wildlife Conservation Award by J&K Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha.

First Women in News February 2023

Recently, Justice Sonia G. Gokani become the first woman to be appointed as the Chief Justice of the Gujarat High Court.

Rayyana Barnawi will become the first woman astronaut from Saudi Arabia to travel into space.

First Women in News January 2023

Captain Shiva Chauhan becomes the first woman army officer to get operationally deployed on the Siachen Glacier.

Recently, the 192nd birth anniversary of India’s first woman teacher Savitribai Phule was observed.

 Savitribai Phule and her husband Jyotirao Phule are credited with opening India's first girl school at Bhide Wada in Pune, Maharashtra.

Australia’s Belinda Clark has become the first female cricketer to have a statue cast in her honor, a bronze sculpture, outside the Sydney Cricket Ground.

Avni Chaturvedi becomes the first Indian Woman fighter pilot to lead an Indian fighter squadron on foreign soil in the ‘Veer Guardian 2023’ exercise in Japan.

Manpreet Monica Singh is appointed as the first Indian-origin female Sikh judge of the United States. She took the oath of office as a judge in Texas’ Harris County Civil Court.

Captain Surbhi Jakhmola has become the first woman Indian Army officer to be posted on Foreign assignment in Border Roads Organisation (BRO) under Project Dantak in Bhutan.

A. Santhi Kumari has been appointed as the first woman Chief Secretary of Telangana.

Major Jasmine Chattha became the first female officer of the Indian Army to lead the parade of
Indian Peacekeepers
deployed with the UN mission in South Sudan at a special award ceremony in Upper Nile

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