The city of Karimnagar, situated in the Indian state of Telangana, functions as a municipal corporation as well as the district headquarters of the Karimnagar district. The Manair River flows through this city, which is a tributary of the Godavari. Karimnagar has been selected by the Indian Government, to be developed into a smart city under the Smart Cities Mission. The region experiences a dry inland climate with hot summers and mild winters, quite similar to the weather of Hyderabad. Telugu and Urdu are the most common languages spoken by the residents of Karimnagar. The Satavahana University is located in Karimnagar and the city is known to be major education center in North-western parts of Telangana as it has produced several renowned intellectuals, poets, politicians and technologists. Apart from being an educational hub, Karimnagar also serves as a health hub for the northern regions of Telangana. The city is also a major business center. Karimnagar is popularly known for its granite and its agro-based industries. Karimnagars Silver Filigree is a local silverware handicraft that is used for trade.
In February 2003, the RBI gave the license to Kotak Mahindra Finance Ltd to carry on banking business. The head office of the Kotak Mahindra, an Indian private sector bank, is in Mumbai, Maharashtra. It provides banking products and financial services for corporate and retail customers and specialized subsidiaries in the areas of life insurance, investment banking, general insurance, and wealth management.The Bank has 1,369 branches across 689 locations and 2,163 ATMs in the country, as of 31 March 2017. In 2018, it became the second largest private bank in India by market capitalization after the HDFC Bank. Uday Kotak established the Kotak Mahindra Bank which became a financial services conglomerate. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) provided the banking licence to Kotak Mahindra Finance Ltd (KMFL), the Groups flagship company in February 2003. The KMFL became the first non-banking finance company in India to be converted into a bank ? Kotak Mahindra Bank Limited (Kmb)ltd.In a study published in February 2014 by Brand Finance Banking 500, KMBL was ranked 245th among the worlds top 500 banks with valuation of around half a billion dollars and brand rating of AA+. The Kotak Bank acquired ING Vysya Bank in a deal valued at ?15,000 crore in 2015. Total employment jumped to almost 40,000, and the count of branches reached 1261 with the merger. After the merger,the ING Group, which controlled ING Vysya Bank, owned a 7% share in Kotak Mahindra Bank.