Indore is a rapidly developing tier 2 city which is also the commercial capital of the state of Madhya Pradesh. It is proceeding towards becoming a major cosmopolitan hub in central India. The city has set trends in the fields of art, media, commerce, trade, fashion, etc. Indore emphasizes upon finance, research, technology, education and entertainment too, thus justifying its status of being the commercial capital of the state. Indore is said to have the largest economy in central India. It serves as the business and trading capital of the state. Indore is known for its textile industry, which is the largest in India. Handloom and dyeing industries are also quite popular in this city. Indore also focuses on extracting oil using Ghani, weaving bamboo mats and baskets and manufacturing metal utensils. It also has a growing industry of embossing and engraving on gold and silver ornaments. Indore is situated on a high elevation and at the same time, it is an inland location. Hence, it experiences a mix of the humid subtropical climate and the tropical savanna climate. Even the hottest days in the city are relaxed by relatively cool and comfortable nights. This place never lacks enjoyable things ? there are shopping malls, theatres, roller-coaster rides, go-karting tracks, magic shows, circuses - Indore has it all! It has many places of historical and religious importance for visitors to explore.
the State Bank of Travancore (SBT) was a premier Indian bank based in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. The SBT was a sister concern of the State Bank Group, but it also had private shareholders. SBT was the leading bank of Kerala. It had a network of 1,157 branches and 1,602 ATMs across India, as of 31 March 2015. The Union Cabinet approved the proposal of combining SBT and four other associate banks with SBI, on 15 February 2017. On 31 March 2017, It finally merged with its parent SBI bank. It was founded on 12 September 1945 as the Travancore Bank Ltd, an initiative by Travancore Diwan C. P. Ramaswami Iyer. Due to widespread resentment against his dictatorial rule, the bank never gave him the credit of his role. Instead, Sri Chithira Thirunal Balarama Varma, the Maharaja of Travancore was considered as the founder of the bank, though the king had little to do with the founding of the SBT bank. Although the contribution of the Travancore government was 25% only in the bank capital, apart from its general banking business, the bank undertook government treasury work and foreign exchange business. Its head office was located at Thiruvananthapuram. It became a subordinate of State Bank of India under the SBI Subsidiary Banks Act, 1959, in 1960, enacted by the Parliament of India, and thus achieved the name state Bank of Travancore.Ms. Arundhatti Bhattacharya is the ex-officio chairman, and Mr. CR Sasikumar is the managing director of the SBT.