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Extra! Carnaval Do Brasil

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The surreal flight of the Portela, O Globo, Feb. 17, 2015

Carnival celebrations in Rio de Janeiro are famous for being spectacular, but this year's parades are special because they coincide with the city's 450th anniversary. In yesterday's parades, one of Rio's most famous samba schools, GRES Portela, stunned the public with its traditional eagle, which was standing like the statue of Christ the Redeemer until it bowed to the public. After this, Portela is expected to be a serious contender for the best performance award, a nod that has eluded the school for the last three decades.

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ABOUT THE SOURCE: O Globo is a national newspaper based in Rio de Janeiro. It was founded in 1925 and is one of the flagshipsof the media conglomerate Organizações Globo, led by businessman Roberto Marinho.

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India Higher Education Inferior Complex: Where Are The Foreign University Campuses?

The proposed UGC guidelines are ill-conceived and populist, and hardly take note of the educational and financial interests of foreign universities.

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The IIT - Indian Institute of Technology - Campus

M.M Ansari and Mohammad Naushad Khan

NEW DELHI — Nearly 800,000 young people from India attend foreign universities every year in search of quality education and entrepreneurial training, resulting in a massive outflow of resources – $3 billion – to finance their education. These students look for greener pastures abroad because of the lack of quality teaching and research in most of India’s higher education institutions.

Over 40,000 colleges and 1,000 universities are producing unemployable graduates who cannot function in a knowledge- and technology-intensive economy.

The Indian government's solution is to open doors to foreign universities, with a proposed set of regulations aiming to provide higher education and research services to match global standards, and to control the outflow of resources. But this decision raises many questions.

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