Officially known as the NCT or the National Capital Territory, Delhi is a union territory and also the capital city and of India. Hence, it is the center of the National Capital Region (NCR). Although it is a union territory, the administration of Delhi closely resembles that of any Indian state as it has its own high court, legislature and an executive council headed by a Chief Minister. Delhi gives a tough competition to Mumbai in terms of population and wealth. It is the second wealthiest city in India, closely following Mumbai. It is also a tourism hub for its famous ancient historical relics. Heritage sites like the Qutub Minar, Humayun?s Tomb, Jama Masjid are hotspots for active tourism. Moreover, Delhi connects travelers to exciting destinations in the northern Himalayan Mountains. The city experiences a sub-tropical semi-arid climate ? the summer and winter months starkly contrast each other and are marked by temperatures at extreme ends. The city has an excellent infrastructure in terms of transport and connectivity. However, the pollution levels in the city have reached alarming levels of late. The people of Delhi, commonly known as ?Delhiites,? lovingly call their city ?Dilli? according to the Hindi pronunciation. Home to people from different parts of India, Delhi is indeed a melting pot of various cultures.
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.