Bhubaneswar is the capital of the eastern Indian state of Odisha. The city is located in the Khordha district of Odisha, and it is the largest city in the state. It lies on the eastern coastal plains near the Eastern Ghats. The topography of the city is split into the western uplands and the eastern lowlands. There are hillocks in the northern and the western parts of Bhubaneswar. The city falls under the jurisdiction of the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation area. There are 173 revenue villages and two other municipalities within this boundary. The city is shaped like a dumbbell. The city can be distinctly categorized into the old town and the new planned city. The old town is primarily characterized by temples and hence often referred to as the Temple town by the locals. Some of the famous temples here include the Lingaraj Temple, the Rajarani Temple and the Kukteshwara Temple. The newer planned city was conceptualized and designed in 1948 to house the state capital. It is a modern city with schools, colleges, universities, shopping centers, hospitals and recreational facilities. This fast-growing city is an important trading and commercial center in Odisha as well as in eastern India. Its a great place for business and is rapidly transitioning into an IT hub. Tourism considerably contributes to the economy of the city as it is very near to the coveted sea-side destination as well as a pilgrimage - Puri. Other popular places of tourist attraction near Bhubaneswar is the Konark Sun Temple, Dhauligiri, Nandan Kanan Zoo, etc.
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.