NOIDA is the acronym of the "New Okhla Industrial Development Authority." It is a highly organized and meticulously planned city in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. It is an integral part of the National Capital Region and serves as a satellite city to New Delhi. Noida is situated close to south-east Delhi. This planned city has industrial as well as residential areas. It is divided into various sectors to demarcate the residential, industrial and commercial areas. Noida is an established IT hub and hosts the offices of many big companies, large MNCs as well as a few public sector units like NTPC, IOC, BHEL, GAIL, etc. Noida has also developed into a prominent spot for the Indian entertainment industry. Many films, television series, news programs and other media are being filmed here. Several news channels and newspapers are based out of this city. Noida has had high commercial development, especially in the shopping area in sector 18 which has several huge malls like the Great India Place. There are many educational institutions in Noida. Schools are aplenty in the area. Additionally, the campus of the Amity University, Symbiosis International University, IIM Lucknow and BIT Mesra have made Noida a coveted city for students.
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.