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.
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.