Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman Press Conference HIGHLIGHTS: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman today announced more relief measures in the government’s continuing efforts to arrest the slowdown that has gripped India’s economic growth. Among major areas that got economic boost today are exports and housing. The measures for exports, announced in six parts, are expected to provide a boost to small and medium exporters, by making more liquidity and market opportunities available to them. (Read Full Story: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman’s relief measures for exporters; all you need to know) On the other hand, the real estate and housing sector has also got the Finance Minister’s attention, with a special last mile funding window for unfinished housing units. Earlier, last month, Nirmala Sitharaman announced a slew of measures in two highly-watched press conferences. (Also Read: Nirmala Sitharaman to announce more relief measures today; boosting realty, other sectors on cards) Big mergers of PSU banks, recapitalisation of PSU banks, recommendation of interest rate cuts, withdrawal of tax surcharge on FPIs (foreign portfolio investors) and relaxing FDI norms on contract manufacturing and single-brand retail sector, are among a few important decisions that the government has taken to pump liquidity and to boost domestic demand. In her last press conference, Nirmala Sitharaman had said that the government is fully aware of the ongoing slowdown and is taking measures to revive economic growth.