Ranchi is the capital city of Jharkhand. This Indian city was made the the state capital when Jharkhand state was formed in 2000. Ranchi is one among the hundred cities selected to be developed as smart cities. Jharkhand has a large base for mining and industrial ores, and thus Ranchi gets a premier status in its trade and export. Since it is the capital city of the state, Ranchi has the civic administration which employs a host of the citys residents. The lush green forests cover the region which hosts numerous waterfalls - Hudru, Jonha, Dassam, Hirni, Panchghagh are few to name. Thus Ranchi is often called the "city of waterfalls." The city is rich in mineral resources which drive the economy of the city. The major industrial sectors that dot its landscape include mining, engineering, furniture, paper, rayon, etc. which are further developed by public and private sector industries such as Central Coalfields, Heavy Engineering Corporation, SAIL, Marine Diesel Engine Project, etc. The educational hub in the city is led by institutions like the Ranchi University, IIM, NIFFT, XISS, etc. For a tourist or visitor, Ranchi offers a plethora of attractions which include its famous waterfalls as well as places like Gonda hills rock garden, Jaggannathpur temple, Nakshatra Van, etc.
In 2000, Indian Overseas Bank engaged in an initial public offering (IPO) that brought the governments share in the banks equity down to 75%. In 2001, the IOB acquired the Mumbai-based Adarsha Janata Sahakari Bank. Then in 2009, the bank took over Shree Suvarna Sahakari Bank, which was founded in 1969 and had its head office in Pune. Since 2006, Shree Suvarna Sahakari Bank had been in administration. It had nine offices in Pune, 2 in Mumbai and 1 in Shirpur. The total strength of employees was estimated to be more than 100. On 29 August 2003, the Indian Overseas Bank has opened an extension counter at New Kathiresan Temple complex, Bambalapitiya, Ceylon. The IOB opened a representative office in Guangzhou, China in 2005 followed which the bank opened another representative office in Kuala Lumpur and 2009 in Dubai, UAE. In the new millennium, international expansion started once again. The bank took over Bharat Overseas Bank in 2007. After three years, Malaysia granted a commercial banking license to a local bank jointly owned by BOB, IOB, and the Andhra Bank. The new bank named, India International Bank ( IIB Malaysia), began its business in 2012 in Kuala Lumpur and had a large population of Indians. The Andhra Bank holds a 25% stake in its joint-venture, BOB owns 40%, and remaining 35% is with IOB. On 31 August 2013, the Indian Overseas Bank has opened an offshore banking unit in Colombo, Sri Lanka. The bank also converted its existing Extension Counter at Ceylon into a full-fledged branch.