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 Yes Bank was founded in November 2003 by Mr.Rana Kapoor. It is one of the top and fastest growing bank as recognized by Prestigious media houses and Global Advisory Firms. It is a full-service commercial bank and built several business lines across India. The bank had 1050 branches and 1724 ATMs as of 31st December 2017, and it is the fourth largest private bank in India. It is emerging as the Professionals Bank of India. RBI has only awarded the Yes bank the Greenfield Bank license in the last two decades. The stocks of the Yes bank are listed on Bombay Stock Exchange and National Stock Exchange of India in May 2005. Yes-International Banking was introduced in August 2007. In June 2008, the Yes Bank won the prestigious Emerging Markets Sustainable Bank of the Year award at the Finacial Times or IFC in Washington and Sustainable Banking Awards held in London. The aim of establishing YES bank was to cater to the "Sunrise Sectors of India." Its a Full-Service Commercial Bank offering a wide range of products to Corporates, MSME, and retail customers. In 2015, it was awarded as the Bank of the year-India by The Banker London.