Mirzapur is an important city in Uttar Pradesh. It hosts more than two million residents. The Ganges meets with Vindhya Range in the vicinity of the city and thus accounts for the scenic locations. The city is encompassed by several hills and has many waterfalls and natural spots. It functions as the headquarter of the Mirzapur district. Mirzapur is known for its carpets and brassware industries which are manufactured in the city and exported worldwide. These industries drive the economy of the city. The city was mostly built by the British and hosts plenty of memorials and architectural wonders from the colonial era. The clock tower in Mirzapur is highly significant as the longitude of Indian Standard Time at 82.5? passes through it and the Indian Standard Time is calculated from here. Mirzapur is known for the holy shrine of Vindhyachal, Ashtbhuja and Kali Khoh. It hosts the famous Devrahwa Baba ashram.
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.