The first entirely Indian bank was the Oudh Commercial Bank. It was established in 1881 in Faizabad (Saket) and functioned until 1958.
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Prior to 1956, State Bank of India was actually the Imperial Bank of India which itself traced its roots to the Bank of Calcutta which was established in 1806.
On Aug 15, 1947, one Indian Rupee was equal to one US dollar as it was linked to the British Pound. It fell to 4.79 in 1966 and prior to the 1991 liberalisation, it stood at 17.90 to the dollar.
The 1998 series of Indonesian 20000 rupiah notes contain an image of Ganesha on the left along with that of former president, Sukarno.
In Persia/Iran, a crore (korur) was equivalent to 500,000 (5 lakhs) rather than 10,000,000 (100 lakhs).
Escale à Pondichéry is a perfume by Christian Dior which blends the fragrances of black tea, cardamom, and sandalwood.
Christian Dior sources the jasmine and tuberoses used in perfumes such as J'adore from Madurai.