Morena is located in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. It is situated in the Chambal division of the state and houses the administrative headquarters of the Morena district. The area was once notorious for dacoits, who terrorized the residents and plundered everything. It has now become a safer place and its 3 lakh residents can peacefully live their lives in the city. Many industrial units have been set up at Morena and the place has gained importance in terms of business and commerce. Located in the basin of the Chambal River, Morena has a tract of rich alluvial soil in some areas where wheat and oilseeds are widely cultivated. Morena has some quarries for building stones. There are forest areas which are inhabited by peacocks. The city is known for its sweets - Gajak is a traditional sweet made of sesame and jaggery and manufactured at Morena during winter; Malpua, made of flour and jaggery, is another delicious sweet that Morena is known for. Tourism is a major economic source in this city. The areas worth visiting in and around Morena are National Chambal Gharial Wildlife Sanctuary, Pahargarh cave paintings, Sabalgarh Fort, Sersaini Fort, Jain Temples and various Hindu temples.
On 19 July 1969, The GoI nationalized the UCO Bank. The overseas operations of the nationalized UCO bank continued in London, Singapore, and Hong Kong. The Malaysian law forbids the foreign government ownership in banks of Malaysia. Therefore, UCO Bank, Indian Overseas Bank, and Indian Bank contributed in operating a new joint-venture bank, known as United Asian Bank incorporated in Malaysia, with each of the three parent banks owning one-third of the shares. The bank has a regional presence of 3,078 branches and 2564 ATMs with a prospective growth in the number of branches as well as ATMs. The logo of UCO bank includes a pair of clasped hands covered by an octagonal structure. It has been colored blue since the organizations inception is to represent the national responsibility of the bank. The background of the logo is yellow from the beginning. The motto of the UCO Bank is "Honours your Trust". The significant competitors of the bank have always been the State Bank of India, HDFC Bank, ICICI Bank, Axis Bank, Punjab National Bank, Bank of Baroda and the Bank of India. The economic liberalization may bring foreign banks, which could make the inter-bank competition intense for commercial and well-to-do retail customers.