List of First Women in News, Current Affairs 2022 (Latest Updates)

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“First Women in News 2022” is an important sub-topic under General Knowledge and Current Affairs. This refers to women who have achieved notable milestones or made history in their respective fields.

It can include the first woman astronaut, first woman pilot, first woman judge, first woman chief minister, first woman president, and many more.

First Women in News December 2022

Stephanie Frappart become the first woman to referee a men’s World Cup match. (FIFA World Cup 2022).

Justice Nagarathna is set to go on to be the country’s first woman Chief Justice in 2027

Meghna Ahlawat has been elected as the first-ever woman president of the Table Tennis Federation of India (TTFI).

Historian Drew Gilpin Faust was the first woman to serve as Harvard president since its founding in
1636.

First Women in News November 2022

Dr. G Hemaprabha is the first woman director of the 111-year-old ICAR-Sugarcane Breeding Institute. (HQ -Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu)

Edavalath Kakkat Janaki Ammal (E. K. Janaki Ammal), India’s first woman botanist.

Lance Naik Manju became the first woman soldier skydiver in the Indian Army.

PT Usha has been elected as the first woman president of the Indian Olympic Association (IOA).

First Women in News October 2022

First European woman to command the International Space Station.
• Samantha Cristoforetti

First Indian woman player to bag the ICC player of the month for September 2022.
• Indian captain Harmanpreet Kaur

First turban-wearing Sikh woman to be elected as a city councilor of Brampton city, Canada:
• Indian-origin Navjit Kaur Brar

First Woman in News September 2022

First Indian woman to make it to the Junior World finals in the FINA World Junior Swimming Championships 2022.
• Apeksha Fernandes

First Indian woman wrestler to win two medals at the World Championship, after winning bronze at the World Wrestling Championship 2022, Belgrade, Serbia.
• Vinesh Phogat

First Woman in News August 2022

Asia’s richest woman, as per the real-time Bloomberg Billionaires Index.
• Savitri Jindal

Also, See India’s Ranking in different indexes

First woman director general of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR).
• Nallathamby Kalaiselvi

First Indian woman wrestler to be crowned U-20 world champion in the world U-20 wrestling Championship 2022.
• Wrestler Antim Panghal

First Woman IPS Officer of Bihar.
• Manjari Jaruhar

Recently she released her book titled “Madam Sir: The Story of Bihar’s First Woman IPS Officer”.

First Woman in News July 2022

First woman to feature on the ‘wall of former chief economists of the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
• Gita Gopinath

Also see, Latest Appointments in News

First Woman in News June 2022

First Indian woman to scale Mt. Everest without supplemental oxygen.
• Piyali Basak

First-ever woman president of the Federation of International Cricketers’ Association (FICA).
• Lisa Sthalekar

First Woman in News May 2022

First Indian woman to scale five peaks above 8,000 meters.
• Priyanka Mohite (from Satara, Maharashtra)

5 Peaks __
• Kanchenjunga
• Mount Everest
• Mount Lhotse
• Mount Makalu
• Mount Annapurna 1

Indian Army’s first woman combat aviator.
• Captain Abhilasha Barak

First Woman in News April 2022

First Black woman to serve the Supreme Court of the USA.
• Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson

First Woman in News March 2022

First woman chief of the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI).
• Madhabi Puri Buch

First woman speaker of Uttarakhand assembly
• Ritu Khanduri

First Woman in News February 2022

First woman VC of Jawaharlal Nehru Central University?
• Santishree Pandit

First woman Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Chief Sustainability Officer of IKEA India.
• Susanne Pulverer

First Women in News January 2022

  ONGC’s first woman Chairman and Managing Director.
• Alka Mittal

Pakistan’s first woman Supreme Court judge
• Ayesha Malik

First woman Rafale fighter jet pilot of the Indian Air Force tableau at the Republic Day Parade.
• Shivangi Singh

First Women in News 2020-21

First woman pilot in the Indian Navy
• Sub-Lieutenant Shivangi

First woman president of the Indian National Science Academy (INSA)
• Chandrima Shaha

First woman parade adjutant for the Republic Day parade
• Tania Shergill

First woman President of Greece
• Ekaterini Sakellaropoulou

First woman third umpire in a men’s international match
• Jacqueline Williams

First woman to conduct an orchestra at the Oscars guest-segment
• Eimear Noone

First woman to ever start the Olympic Torch Relay
• Anna Korakaki

World’s first woman amputee to climb the highest peak of Antarctica
• Arunima Sinha

First woman Chief Technology OƗcer (CTO) at the US government’s powerful Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
• Monisha Ghosh

First woman to be promoted as DIG of Indian Coast Guard
• Nupur Kulshrestha

First woman from India to be elected a Fellow of the Royal Society
• Gagandeep Kang

England’s first woman cricketer to take 100 T20I wickets
• Anya Shrubsole

First woman Director General of Police in Kerala.
• R Sreelekha

First woman to reach the deepest known spot in the ocean known as Challenger Deep.
• Kathy Sullivan

First woman Chief Secretary of Punjab.
• Vini Mahajan

First woman election commissioner of Maharashtra, who passed away recently
• Neela Satyanarayan,

First woman Prime Minister of Gabon.
• Rose Christiane Ossouka Raponda

First woman DG of the Bureau of Civil Aviation Security.
• Usha Padhee

First woman to head the Canadian Space Agency.
• Lisa Campbell

India’s first woman fighter pilot to fly the Rafale aircraft.
• Shivangi Singh

First woman whole time member (WTM) of SEBI.
• Madhabi Puri Buch

First woman Chief Justice of Kerala High Court who passed away recently)
• Justice K K Usha

First woman officer of the Indian Air Force (IAF) who passed away recently
• Vijaylakshmi Ramanan

First woman Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Alliance Air
• Harpreet Singh

First woman and first Indian- and African-American Vice-President of US.
• Kamala Devi Harris

First woman MP of Haryana.
• Chandrawati

First woman President of Moldova.
• Maia Sandu

First woman Governor of Goa , who passed away recently
• Mridula Sinha

First woman director of Zoological Survey of India.
• Dhriti Banerjee

First woman from India to be appointed as a member of the Coaches
Committee of the International Boxing Association (AIBA).
• Tadang Minu

First woman and first African to be appointed as the head of the World Trade Organization. She hails from Nigeria.
• Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

First woman Director-General of the National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER).
• Poonam Gupta

First woman chairperson of the National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM)
• Rekha M Menon

First woman jockey to win Britain’s Grand National horse race.
• Rachael Blackmore

First woman President of Tanzania.
• Samia Suluhu Hassan

First woman to head the Department of Information Security (DIS) of Italy.
• Elisabetta Belloni

The first woman chief justice of Kenya.
• Martha Koome

First woman to be appointed the President of Louvre – the world’s largest art museum.
• Laurence des Cars

First woman flight test engineer of India
• Aashritha V Olety

First woman officer appointed by Border Roads Organisation (BRO) to command a Road Construction Company (RCC).
• Vaishali Hiwase

First woman US vice president to have a figure displayed at the Madame Tussauds wax museum located in New York.
• Kamala Harris

First woman IAS officer of Assam.
• Parul Devi Das

First woman Chairperson & Managing Director of Engineers India Ltd (EIL).
• Vartika Shukla

First woman to read a news bulletin in Hindi on BBC nearly 60 years ago, passed away recently.
• Asha Sharma

First woman to be appointed as the Vice President and Managing Director for Adobe India.
• Prativa Mohapatra

First woman excavation engineer to work in an open cast mine at Coal India arm CCL.
• Shivani Meena

First woman speaker of Gujarat state assembly.
• Nimaben Acharya

First woman fighter pilot to take part in the Republic Day parade.
• Bhawana Kanth

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