Ranchi is the capital city of Jharkhand. This Indian city was made the the state capital when Jharkhand state was formed in 2000. Ranchi is one among the hundred cities selected to be developed as smart cities. Jharkhand has a large base for mining and industrial ores, and thus Ranchi gets a premier status in its trade and export. Since it is the capital city of the state, Ranchi has the civic administration which employs a host of the citys residents. The lush green forests cover the region which hosts numerous waterfalls - Hudru, Jonha, Dassam, Hirni, Panchghagh are few to name. Thus Ranchi is often called the "city of waterfalls." The city is rich in mineral resources which drive the economy of the city. The major industrial sectors that dot its landscape include mining, engineering, furniture, paper, rayon, etc. which are further developed by public and private sector industries such as Central Coalfields, Heavy Engineering Corporation, SAIL, Marine Diesel Engine Project, etc. The educational hub in the city is led by institutions like the Ranchi University, IIM, NIFFT, XISS, etc. For a tourist or visitor, Ranchi offers a plethora of attractions which include its famous waterfalls as well as places like Gonda hills rock garden, Jaggannathpur temple, Nakshatra Van, etc.
In 1964 the head office of Indian Overseas Bank was inaugurated at Mount Road. The Indian Overseas Bank has been the first public sector bank to introduce mobile banking services using Wireless Application Protocol(WAP). On 29 August 2003, the Indian Overseas Bank has opened an extension counter at Bambalapitiya, Ceylon. In 2005, the IOB began a representative office in Guangzhou; China followed which the bank opened another representative office in Kuala Lumpur and Dubai, UAE. In 2007 The bank took over Bharat Overseas Bank. After three years, Malaysia granted a commercial banking license to a local bank jointly owned by Bank Of Baroda, Indian Overseas Bank, and the Andhra Bank. The new bank named, India International Bank (IIB Malaysia), began its operations in 2012 in Kuala Lumpur and had a large population of Indians. The Andhra Bank has a 25% stake in its joint-venture, BOB owns 40%, and remaining 35% is with IOB. On 31 August 2013, the Indian Overseas Bank has incorporated an offshore banking unit in Colombo, Sri Lanka. The bank also converted its existing Extension Counter at Ceylon into a full-fledged branch. In 2014-15, the IOB bank has crossed the target of 3000 ATMs as on 2014.IOB also launched m passbook app as a new mobile banking initiative.