The city of Sagar is located in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. It is situated on the Vindhya Range at the height of 1758 feet above sea-level. Sagar is located almost in the center of the country. Its original name was saugor which is a combination of two words: sau that means Hundred in Hindi and garh which is the Hindi word for forts. The city had countless small-forts in its vicinity and hence it was named this way. The original name was eventually modified to Sagar. This city has been selected to be developed as a smart city under PM Narendra Modis flagship Smart Cities Mission. The city experiences a humid subtropical climate with hot summers and comfortable winters. Sagar is home to more than 2 million residents.
In 1994, HDFC Bank was established, based in Mumbai, India. As of 31st March 2018, it has a presence of 88,253 permanent employees. Outside India, it is present in Bahrain, Hong Kong, and Dubai. The largest bank in India by market capitalization and ranked 69th in 2016 BrandZ Top 100 Most Valuable Global Brands. The Union Finance Minister, Mr. Manmohan Singh inaugurated the first office of HDFC Bank. Across India, the bank had 4,715 branches and 12,260 ATMs, as of June 30, 2017. In FY 2017, 4.30 lakhs POS terminals were installed and 235.7 lakhs debit cards and 85.4 Lacs credit cards were issued. Several products and services are offered by the HDFC Bank including wholesale banking, auto loans, two wheeler loans, personal loans, treasury, retail banking, loans against property. HDFC bank also introduced various digital products such as Payzapp and Chillr. In February 2000, the HDFC Bank merged with Times Bank. It was one of the first mergers of two private banks in the new-generation private sector banks category. The HDFC Board approved the acquisition of Centurion Bank in 2008 for 95.1 billion INR which was one of the most significant mergers in India in the financial sector.