Nagpur is a sprawling metropolis in the Indian state of Maharashtra. It is considered to be the winter capital of the state as the winter session of the Maharashtra State Assembly is held in Nagpur every year. It is not only the third largest city in Maharashtra but is also an important political and commercial center of the state. It is sometimes referred to as the Orange City for the famous Nagpur oranges that are cultivated in the city and traded extensively. Nagpur has tropical savannah climate which has predominantly dry weather prevailing throughout the year, with a bit of rainfall in June and July. Being one of the cleanest Indian cities, Nagpur offers great perks to its residents in terms of livability, health-care, greenery and public transport. Nagpur provides a base for the Indian armed forces. The 118th infantry battalion of the Indian Army is at Sitabuli fort in Nagpur. The Maintenance Command of Indian Air Force is also currently headquartered at Vayusena Nagar in Nagpur. A few of India?s pre-eminent education institutes like IIM, NIT, AIIMS, etc. have their branches in Nagpur. Although Nagpur is not exactly a tourist destination, there are several forests, tiger rivers and Buddhist stupas in and around the city that are worth visiting.
On 19th February 1943, the OBC was started in Lahore, Pakistan by Late Rai Bahadur Lala Sohan Lal, the founding father of Oriental Bank of Commerce. The bank had to face the after-effects of partition in 1947. The branches in the newly formed Pakistan had shut, and the Registered Office had shifted from Lahore to Amritsar. The registered office was relocated to Delhi, in the year 1951. In 1980, it was nationalized by the Indian government. The merchant banking division of the bank was set up in 1992, and it was authorized by SEBI to act as a category-I merchant banker. In the year 1997, Punjab Co-operative Bank Ltd and Bari Doab Bank Ltd were merged with the OBC bank. The bank had joined hands with Citibank for launching OBC co-branded credit card. In the year 1999, OBC had set up asset recovery branch, one each at Delhi and Mumbai. For women entrepreneurs in the year 2002, the Bank had opened a specialized office and collaborated with Corporation Bank for sharing ATM network. In the year 2003, CBS, OBC had joined hands with Infosys Technologies Ltd and Wipro Ltd to make Centralised Banking Solution. In the same year, the OBC Bank and Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI) had agreed to work on projects in the field of small-scale, infrastructure and service areas. In February 2008, the Oriental Bank Navkiran Deposit Scheme was launched by the bank. Kotak Mahindra Asset Management Company entered into a distribution tie-up with OBC in March of the year 2008.