Jaipur is the capital city of Rajasthan. It was named after King Jai Singh in 1727, who was the then ruler of Amer. The former Royal family still lives in Jaipur in the famous City Palace. With a whopping population of more than 3 million, Jaipur is the tenth most populous city in India. It is often referred to as the Pink City, due to its dominantly pink colored buildings. Located very close to the Great Indian Desert, Jaipur has a hot semi-arid climate with very less rainfall during the monsoon months. The ancient forts and relics in and around Jaipur make it a flamboyant city which attracts thousands of tourist every year. The royal observatory or the Jantar Mantar, the honeycomb-like Hawa Mahal and the gorgeous Amer Fort are Jaipur?s star attractions, which are also UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Jaipur also connects tourists to other attractive tourist destinations in the vicinity like Jodhpur, Jaisalmer, Udaipur and Mount Abu. Interestingly, Jaipur is a Vastu-complaint city which was meticulously planned by Vidyadhar Bhattacharya in 1727 based on the Indian Vastu Shastra. Rajasthani, Dhundhari, Marwari, Hindi and English are the languages spoken in the city. Jaipur is famous for its spread of delectable Rajasthani cuisine - the Dal Baati Churma and Ghevar are the most sought out dishes in the restaurants of Jaipur. Jaipur is a colorful city where one may find a beautiful juxtaposition of the old and the new - modern cars and buses alongside camels, trendy motorbikes and buzzing autorickshaws, modern buildings and ancient forts, shopping complexes and rustic markets - all these add up to enhance the beautiful essence and spirit of the city.
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.