The Indian city of Thoothukudi is a port city as well as an industrial city in the state of Tamil Nadu. It lies on the Coromandel coast, overlooking the Bay of Bengal. It was earlier known as Tuticorin. It functions as the headquarter of the eponymous district. The Tamilnad Mercantile Bank Limited is headquartered at Tuticorin. Major educational institutions in the city include the Tamilnadu Maritime Academy, the Thoothukudi Medical College, the Fisheries College and Research Institute, the Government Polytechnic College and Anna University campus. The port in the city is one of the major and fastest growing ports in the country. The city is also considered to be one of the rising energy and industrial hubs of South India. The city is known for pearl fishing and is thus often called the "Pearl City." The city is believed to have a great historical past as it has been ruled by the various dynasties in the past including the foreign settlers like the Portuguese, the Dutch and the British. The modern urban agglomeration of Thoothukudi has a population of more than 4 lakh. Most of the people of the city work in salt pans, fishing, sea-borne trading and tourism. There are 21 islands between Thoothukudi and Rameswaram that are regarded as Indias first Marine Biosphere Reserve which hosts around 36,000 species of flora and fauna. It is a protected area and is known as the Gulf of Mannar Marine National Park. There are many festivals organized in the area that are worth attending such as Our Lady of Snows Basilica festival, Sasti, Adi Amavasai and Chittirai chariot festivals.
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$.