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.
PNB was found in 1894 and registered under the Company Act on 19th May with its office in Lahore before partition. Presently the head office is in New Delhi, India. The bank had over 80 million customers, 6,900 branches across India. Overseas, PNB has a banking subsidiary in the UK, Kowloon, Hong Kong, Dubai, and Kabul. It was established with the primary objective of strengthening the economic development in the country. The representative offices of PNB are in Dubai, Sydney, Almaty, Oslo, and Shanghai. The bank started its operations on 12th April 1895. The founding members of PNB consist of many leaders from the Swadeshi movement. Mr.Lala Lajpat Rai was actively involved with the management of bank in its initial years of formation. The PNB was the first national bank to began and survive with the national capital. It had the privilege of maintaining accounts of prominent leaders such as Lal Bahadur Shastri, Mahatma Gandhi, Indira Gandhi and JL Nehru. The first branch of PNB outside Lahore was started in 1900. In 1969, the government nationalized it.