Nagpur is a sprawling metropolis in the Indian state of Maharashtra. It is considered to be the winter capital of the state as the winter session of the Maharashtra State Assembly is held in Nagpur every year. It is not only the third largest city in Maharashtra but is also an important political and commercial center of the state. It is sometimes referred to as the Orange City for the famous Nagpur oranges that are cultivated in the city and traded extensively. Nagpur has tropical savannah climate which has predominantly dry weather prevailing throughout the year, with a bit of rainfall in June and July. Being one of the cleanest Indian cities, Nagpur offers great perks to its residents in terms of livability, health-care, greenery and public transport. Nagpur provides a base for the Indian armed forces. The 118th infantry battalion of the Indian Army is at Sitabuli fort in Nagpur. The Maintenance Command of Indian Air Force is also currently headquartered at Vayusena Nagar in Nagpur. A few of India?s pre-eminent education institutes like IIM, NIT, AIIMS, etc. have their branches in Nagpur. Although Nagpur is not exactly a tourist destination, there are several forests, tiger rivers and Buddhist stupas in and around the city that are worth visiting.
The Andhra Bank had been nationalized in April 1980. It narrowly escaped nationalization in 1969, when all the banks were having deposits of 50 crores and above were nationalized. It was the number one bank among private sector banks from 1969 to 1980. In 1980, more banks with deposits of 200 crores were nationalized. Andhra Bank has its head office in Hyderabad, Telangana, India. C V R Rajendran, chairman and managing director of Andhra Bank was appointed by the finance ministry, earlier worked as executive director at Bank of Maharashtra. The Andhra Bank was the prominent bank in introducing credit cards in India. Also, it is the first bank to issue travelers cheques in Foreign Currency and to launch insurance linked deposit schemes. Though it used to have most of its branches in Andhra earlier, now it has spread itself all across the country. Bhogaraju Pattabhi Sitaramayya founded Andhra Bank in 1923 in Machlipatnam, Andhra Pradesh. Two of Indias public sector banks ? Bank of Baroda (44%) and Andhra Bank (30%), and UKs financial and investment company (26%) established IndiaFirst Life Insurance Company as a joint venture in November 2009.