Pondicherry is the capital the largest city of the Indian Union Territory of Puducherry. It is affectionately referred to as Pondy and "Pdy" in short. Its official name has become Puducherry since 2006, which means new town in Tamil. The city is divided into 42 wards for effective governance. The 1st to 10th wards are located in the north of the city. The Boulevard town has Wards 11?19. The remaining wards are situated in the southwest of the downtown. Pondicherry has been a colony of the Dutch, Portuguese, British and French. However, the French East India Company dominated over the area for a long time and the city is widely known as a French settlement. The economy of Pondicherry is dependent upon the cultivation of crops such as rice, pulses, coconuts, sugarcane and cotton. Being a seaside city, it is also known for its fisheries and seafood. Pondicherry is a popular tourist destination. The city has numerous colonial buildings, churches and temples, within the systematically planned French style avenues, that still retain a colonial aura and attract tourists. The Promenade Beach and Auroville make the city all the more famous. Students from all over the country enroll themselves at the reputed institutions such as the French Institute of Pondicherry and the Pondicherry University.
The Corporation Bank is a public-sector banking company based in Mangalore, India, owned by the Government of India. It has a pan-Indian presence. Across the country, the Corporation bank has 3,040 ATMs, 2,440 fully automated CBS branches, and 4,724 branchless banking units. On November 14th, the Corporation Bank told about raising an amount of Rs 500 crore of the Basel III-compliant Tier-II Bonds (Series1). The Corporation Bank launched its RuPay Select and RuPay Platinum credit cards, on 2 December 2017. At all 80,000-plus e-commerce merchants in India, ICS Partner acceptance points (POS, e-commerce merchants), and RuPay-enabled 1.5 million-plus PoS terminals globally, RuPay credit cards are accepted. The Corporation Bank was found on 12 March 1906 by Khan Bahadur Haji Abdullah and Haji Kasim Saheb Bahadur in Temple Town of Udipi to help the common man by saving them from money lenders seizing. Mr. Jai Kumar Garg is the MD and CEO of Corporation Bank. The Corporation Bank offers banking and transactional products for retailers and Corporates such as Consumer banking, Asset management, credit cards, savings, securities, mortgage loans, private equity, wealth management, etc. The bank had 19,569 employees as of 2016 and revenue of Rs 2.9 billion US$.