The Straits Times' News In A Minute: Oct 12, 2017

SMRT replaces maintenance director after flooding incident; PM Lee to make official working visit to Washington from Oct 22 to 26; 24-year-old art graduate crowned Miss Singapore Universe 2017.

In The Straits Times' News In A Minute today, we look at:

*SMRT has replaced a senior executive in charge of maintenance and systems in response to last Saturday's flooding of a tunnel in the North-South Line.

*Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong will make an official working visit to Washington, DC later this month.

*Ms Manuela Blanka Bruntraeger has been crowned Miss Singapore Universe.