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Official designations given to various groups of indigenous people in India

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Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes: Official designations given to various groups of indigenous people in India
The Scheduled Caste (SCs) and Scheduled Tribes (STs) are officially designated groups of people in India. The terms are recognised in the Constitution of India and the groups are designated in one or other of the categories. For much of the period of British rule in the Indian subcontinent, they were known as the Depressed Classes.

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UPSC Civil Services exam 2019 result out, meet topper Pradeep Singh from Haryana [Video]

UPSC Civil Services exam 2019 result out, meet topper Pradeep Singh from Haryana

The result of UPSC Civil Services Exam 2019 was declared on Tuesday. Pradeep Singh topped UPSC civil services examination 2019. Jatin Kishore and Pratibha Verma secured second and third positions..

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