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India’s First in News December 2022
☛ India’s first vertical lift sea bridge – New Pamban bridge.
☛ India’s fifth and South India’s first Vande Bharat train: Chennai-Mysore Vande Bharat Express
India’s First in News November 2022
☛ The Indore Municipal Corporation (IMC) in Madhya Pradesh is planning to issue India’s first municipal green bond.
☛ Nashik is India’s first private agricultural Mandi established by the Sahyadri Farmer Producer Company (FPC).
☛ Cochin Shipyard to build India’s first hydrogen fuel cell catamaran vessel in Varanasi.
☛ Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman approves India’s First Sovereign Green Bonds Framework.
☛ Uttar Pradesh Yogi Adityanath inaugurated North India’s first hyperscale data center named ‘Yotta D1’ in Greater Noida.
India’s First in News October 2022
☛ India’s first state/union territory to achieve 100% coverage of a booster dose of COVID-19 Vaccine.
• Andaman & Nicobar Islands
☛ India’s first 24×7 solar-powered village.
• Modhera village (Gujarat)
☛ India’s first all-aluminum freight rail rakes launched from Bhubaneswar railway station, manufactured by:
☛ Naveen Patnaik (CM of Odisha) Launches India’s First FIFA-Initiated ‘Football for All’ Initiative to promote the sport among school children in Odisha.
☛ India’s first Migration Monitoring System was launched by Mangal Prabhat Lodha, Maharashtra Women, and Child Development Minister.
☛ India’s First Sanctuary for Endangered Slender Lorises, notified by:
• Tamil Nadu
☛ India’s first petrol-operated drone ‘DH-Agrigator’ get Director-General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) approval for manufacturing and selling.
☛ First, 100% Fully Digital Literate Panchayat in India.
• The Pullampara Panchayat in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala
India’s First in News September 2022
♦ Reliance Industries has announced the construction of India’s first and one of the world’s largest carbon fiber plants.
♦ India’s first national electric freight platform – “E-Fast India” (Electric Freight Accelerator for Sustainable Transport – India) has been launched by World Resources Institute (WRI) in collaboration with NITI Aayog.
India’s First in News August 2022
♦ Roshini is India’s first saltwater lantern, which uses seawater to power LED lamps.
♦ PM Modi inaugurated India’s first earthquake memorial, named Smruti Van at Bhuj in Gujarat.
♦ RailTel Corporation of India (RailTel) and CloudExtel partnered to launch India’s first shared Radio Access Network (RAN) solution for congested locations to have better network usage.
♦ HDFC ERGO General Company Limited launches India’s First electric Vehicles Ecosystem- ‘All Things EV’
♦ Bharat Biotech finalized the trials for India’s first new intranasal vaccine for COVID-19.
♦ India’s first Space Situational Awareness (SSA) observatory will come up in Garhwal, Uttarakhand.
♦ The Uttar Pradesh government is all set to build India’s first “Education Township” on the concept of “single entry, multiple exits”.
♦ Dr. Jitendra Singh, Ministry of Science & Technology launched India’s first indigenously developed Hydrogen Fuel Bus in Pune, Maharashtra.
♦ Mandala, a tribal-dominated district in Madhya Pradesh has become India’s first fully functionally literate district.
♦ India’s first 3-D printed artificial cornea developed by IIT Hyderabad.
♦ Rukmini or GSAT-7 is India’s first military satellite over the Indian Ocean region.
India’s First in News July 2022
♦ An investment platform PYSE has launched India’s first fractionally-owned solar power plant in Karnataka.
♦ Ola Electric has unveiled India’s first indigenously manufactured lithium-ion cell.
♦ Serum Institute of India developed India’s first Quadrivalent Human Papillomavirus Vaccination (qHPV), which is designed to protect women from cervical cancer.
♦ Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari announced that the Dwarka Expressway India’s first Elevated Urban Expressway will become operational by 2023.
♦ Indus International School in Hyderabad, Telangana has launched India’s first teaching robot named “Eagle” to teach students.
♦ Rajasthan gets India’s first AI (Artificial Intelligence)-powered digital Lok Adalat for Fast Disposal of Cases.
♦ India’s first e-waste eco-park has been constructed on 21 acres of land at Holambi Kalan in North West Delhi.
♦ Burhanpur district of Madhya Pradesh became India’s first ‘Har Ghar Jal’ (Water to Every Household) certified district, under Jal Jeevan Mission (JJM).
♦ Airports Authority of India’s (AAI) Leh Airport in Ladakh, is being built as India’s first carbon-neutral airport.
♦ The Ernakulam dairy is set to become India’s first fully solar-powered dairy plant.
♦ Rajasthan govt set to introduce India’s first Right to Health Bill 2022 in the State Assembly.
♦ Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT) has become India’s first railway station to have an Augmented Reality (AR) experience.
♦ ‘Varuna’, India’s First Human Passenger Drone unveiled by PM Narendra Modi.
♦ India’s first underwater metro train will be launched in Kolkata, West Bengal by 2023.
India’s First in News June 2022
♦ North India’s first Industrial Biotech Park has been inaugurated in Jammu and Kashmir.
♦ IISM has launched India’s first-ever book on Sports Marketing titled “Business of Sports: The
Winning Formula for Success”. The book is written by Vinit Karnik.
♦ ‘Gaganyaan’ India’s first human space mission scheduled to launch in 2023.
♦ India’s first display fabrication unit will be set up at Hyderabad with an investment of Rs 24,000 crore.
♦ India’s first private train, under the Bharat Gaurav scheme has been flagged off from Coimbatore.
♦ Hanle village in Ladakh is all set to become India’s first Dark Sky Reserve.
♦ India’s first-ever girl Panchayat, called “Balika Panchayat”, was started in Gujarat.
India’s First in News May 2022
♦ India’s first safari dedicated to gaurs (Indian bison) will be set up in the Shivamogga district of Karnataka.
♦ India’s First Indigenous Aircraft Carrier (IAC), Indian Navy Ship (INS) Vikrant will be delivered to the Indian Navy by May 2022.
♦ India’s first EV charging station powered by bio-gas was inaugurated in Mumbai, Maharashtra..
♦ The Government of Odisha has set up India’s first Tribal Health Observatory (TriHOb), which acts as a repository of health-related data of the tribal populations in Odisha.
♦ Adani Green Energy Arm Commissions India’s First Wind-Solar Hybrid Plant In Rajasthan.
♦ Narayan Rane Union Minister for Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) inaugurated India’s first Centre of Excellence for Khadi (CoEK) in New Delhi, Delhi.
♦ North India’s First Industrial Biotech Park Inaugurated in Kathua, J&K.
♦ India’s First Greenfield Grain-Based Ethanol Production Plant Inaugurated in Bihar.
♦ India’s First-of-its-kind Flow Chemistry Technology Hub is Set up in Hyderabad.
♦ India’s First Olympic Values Education Programme Launched in Odisha.
♦ Kerala to Launch India’s 1st State-owned OTT Platform ‘CSpace’ in November.
♦ Telecom Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw tested India’s first 5G audio and video call, entirely
designed and developed by IIT Madras.
India’s First in News April 2022
♦ India’s first indigenously developed polycentric prosthetic knee named Kadam, was developed by researchers at the IIT Madras.
♦ ICICI Bank Launches India’s First ‘Open-For-All’ Digital Ecosystem for MSMEs
♦ Maharashtra Approved India’s First Gene Bank Programme for Biodiversity Conservation
♦ Maharashtra State Tourism, Environment & Protocol Minister Aditya Thackeray inaugurated India’s first Digital bus service with the ‘Tap In, Tap Out’ feature.
♦ India’s first portable solar rooftop system, was inaugurated at the Swaminarayan Akshardham
temple complex, Gandhinagar, Gujarat.
♦ Oil India Limited (OIL), India’s second-largest hydrocarbon explorer and producer, has inaugurated “India’s first 99.999 % pure” Green Hydrogen Pilot Plant in Assam.
♦ Prime Minister (PM) Narendra Modi inaugurated India’s first Community Radio Station (CRS), ‘Dudh Vani’, dedicated to animal husbandry.
♦ Palli village of Jammu & Kashmir becomes India’s first carbon-neutral Panchayat.
♦ The Chief Minister of Karnataka Basavaraj Bommai is planning to set up the ‘Nandini Ksheera
Samridhi Sahakara Bank’, India’s first dairy cooperative bank to provide financial strength for milk producers of Karnataka.
♦ India’s first ‘Amrit Sarovar’ (for water conservation) has been completed in Shahabad’s Patwai area of Rampur in Uttar Pradesh (UP).
♦ Maharashtra becomes India’s first state to develop a Migration Tracking System app for the portability of the ICDS scheme.
India’s First in News March 2022
♦The Information Technology (IT) Minister of Karnataka, Chikkakalya Narayanappa (CN)
Ashwath Narayan launched India’s first-ever digital water databank ‘AQVERIUM’ in
♦ The indigenously-developed India’s first Train Collision Avoidance System (TCAS), “Kavach” was successfully tested by Indian Railways.
♦ India’s first Floating Storage and Regasification Unit (FSRU), Hoegh Giant, was established in Maharashtra.
♦ India’s first indigenous flying trainer which recently completed sea-level
♦ India’s first ambulance for street animals was launched in Chennai.
♦ India’s first 100% women-owned industrial park began operations in Hyderabad.
♦ OneUp: India’s first primary markets investment platform launched by IIFL Securities Limited.
♦ India’s first complete e-commerce platform for industrial products has been launched by Larsen & Toubro.
♦ India will launch its first 50 Kilowatt (KW) green hydrogen microgrid-based energy storage project using electrolyser at National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) Simhadri plant near Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh.
♦ India’s first World Peace Center will come up in Gurugram.
♦ India’s first AI & Robotics Technology Park (ARTPARK) has been launched in Bengaluru.
♦ India’s first ice wall climbing competition was organized in Ladakh.
♦ India’s first-ever SAI National Centre of Excellence for Mountain Terrain Biking and
Bicycle Motocross will be set up in Himachal Pradesh.
India’s First in News February 2022
♦ India’s First Pilot Project of Mixing Hydrogen into Natural Gas started by GAIL India limited.
• It is a part of India’s National Hydrogen Mission.
• India has committed to achieving net-zero carbon emissions by 2070
♦ India’s 1st Biomass-Based Hydrogen Plant Comes up in the Khandwa district of Madhya Pradesh.
• The plant will produce a tonne of hydrogen per day, from 30 tonnes of biomass feedstock.
• It will also produce biochar and methane.
♦ India’s First Railway Solar Power Plant commissioned at Bina, Madhya Pradesh.
• Total capacity of the plant is 1.7 MW.
• The pant is set up by Indian Railways along with Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL).
♦ Indian Railway constructing India’s first-ever Cable-Stayed Rail Bridge in J&K.
• The Anji Khad bridge, situated over the Anji river, will connect Katra and Reasi, a part of the Udhampur-Srinagar Baramulla railway link (USBRL).
♦ Delhi Police Became India’s 1st Security Force to Launch “Smart Card Arms License” and “Shastra Mobile Application”.
♦ Gaurav Khanna, Dronacharya Awardee and Head National Coach of the Indian Para-badminton team, in association with Ageas Federal Life Insurance, launched India’s 1st Para-Badminton Academy in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh.
♦ India’s and South Asia’s first Biosafety level-3 (BSL-3) containment mobile laboratory was inaugurated in Nashik, Maharashtra.
♦ India’s 1st water taxi service started between Mumbai and Navi Mumbai in Maharashtra.
• The services will commence at the Domestic Cruise Terminal (DCT) and will connect the nearby locations at Nerul, Belapur, Elephanta island, and Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT).
♦ Aravalli Biodiversity Park in Gurugram, Haryana declared as India’s 1st ‘other effective area-based conservation measures’ (OECM) site.
•It was announced by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) on the occasion of World Wetlands Day i.e 2nd February 2022.
• The OECM tag is given by the IUCN to areas that are not protected but support rich biodiversity.
• Aravallis is the oldest mountain range in India.
• It is considered as the green lungs of Delhi- National Capital Region (NCR), a crucial water recharge zone.
♦ India’s 1st geopark will come up at Lamheta village, on the banks of the Narmada River in Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh (MP).
•This geopark to be formed in MP is already in the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation(UNESCO) geo-heritage tentative list for the conservation of natural heritage.
♦ India’s first ‘electronic-waste eco-park policy 2022 approved by Delhi Cabinet.
• This e-waste park is to be built on 20 acres of land.
• It will recycle, refurbish and dismantle nearly, 2 lakh tonnes of e-waste, which is thrown by Delhi every year.
♦ India’s first ‘Smart Managed EV (Electric Vehicle) Charging Station’ was inaugurated in New Delhi.
♦ Four-time Indian Premier League (IPL) winners Chennai Super Kings (CSK) Become India’s 1st Sports Unicorn Enterprise, with a market of Rs 7,600 crores.
♦ Dabur India Ltd Becomes India’s 1st 100% Plastic Waste Neutral FMCG Company.
• FMCG – Fast-moving consumer goods.
♦ India’s 1st Quantum Key Distribution QKD Technology was successfully tested by DRDO along with IIT Delhi.
• The Quantum Key Distribution (QKD) link was tested between Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh (UP) and Vindhyachal, UP, at a distance of more than 100 kilometers (km).
• It is developed by the Centre for Artificial Intelligence and Robotics (CAIR), Bengaluru, and Mumbai-based DRDO Young Scientists’ Laboratory– Quantum Technology (DYSL-QT).
India’s First in News January 2022
♦ CryptoWire launches India’s first Index of Cryptocurrencies ‘IC15’.
♦ India’s first ‘coal to methanol’ (CTM) pilot plant has been set up in the Hyderabad unit of Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL).
♦ India’s first AVGC (Animation, Visual Effects, Gaming, and Comics) Center of Excellence (CoE) was launched by the Government of Karnataka in Mahadevapura, Bengaluru.
♦ India’s first Mobile Honey Processing Van was launched by Vinai Kumar Saxena, Chairman of Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) at Sirora village in Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh.
♦ India’s 1st Climate Hazard and Vulnerability Atlas was launched by India Meteorological Department (IMD).
♦ India’s first & unique ‘Open Rock Museum” opened at the campus of the Council of Scientific & Industrial
Research – National Geophysical Research Institute (CSIR-NGRI), Hyderabad, Telangana.
♦ India’s First Intelligent Chronic Disease Patients Habit Tracking System is known as ‘Madhavbaug’s Power MAP’ inaugurated by the Union Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH), Nitin Gadkari.
♦ The government of Haryana in collaboration with the Ministry of Civil Aviation is set to establish India’s first-ever Heli Hub in Gurugram.
♦ India’s 1st Graphene Innovation Centre to be established at Thrissur, Kerala.
♦ Kochi becomes India’s First City with Water Metro Project.
♦ Kumbalangi Village of Kerala Became India’s first Sanitary Napkin-free Village as well as India’s first eco-friendly tourist village.
♦ “PencilCard” is India’s first debit card with National Common Mobility Card (NCMC) for teens.
♦ India’s first Auto Exchange Traded Fund launched by Nippon India.
♦ ‘Paytm’, has launched India’s first intelligent messenger named ‘’Pop’’ to provide instant updates to track users’ investments in the stock market.
♦ United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) India named famous Indian YouTuber and actor Prajakta Koli as India’s first-ever ‘Youth Climate Champion’.
♦ India’s first virtual platform for spices exports namely ‘Spice Xchange India (spicexchangeindia.com)’ was launched by Minister of State (MoS) Som Parkash, Ministry of Commerce and Industry during a hybrid event held in Kochi, Kerala.
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