Rajkot is the fourth largest urban agglomeration situated in the West Indian state of Gujarat. The Aji River and Nyari River flow alongside this city. Rajkot functions as the administrative headquarters of the Rajkot District. It has a distinguished place in history for being the hometown of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi. In the year 2013, Rajkot was recognized for being the city with the best law and order in the country. It also qualifies as one of the cleanest cities in India. The city is segregated into 29 wards that are led by elected representatives and counselors. The economy of Rajkot is chiefly based on small-scale industries with many manufacturing plants and units working on diesel engines, machine tools, kitchen knives and other cutting appliances, etc. Stock trading has gained popularity in Meerut since the 90s. Even the software sector is gradually picking up speed and striving to contribute to Rajkots economy and employment. The city is also well-known for art and jewelry design. There are many renowned educational institutions in this city. Tourists visiting Rajkot have various places to explore in the city. Shri Ramakrishna Ashrama, Rotary Dolls Museum, Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium, ISKCON Rajkot, Sri Sri Radha Neelmadhav Dham, Aji Dam Garden, etc. are a few places worth visiting.
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.